Medical Education Podcasts: Where We Are and Questions Unanswered

J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul;35(7):2176-2178. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05606-2. Epub 2020 Jan 2.


Social media, particularly podcasts, has become an influential modality within informal medical education. As podcasts continue to become more prevalent among learners of all types, clinical educators of the future must be able to help navigate this new pedagogy. Preliminary data demonstrates that medical students, residents, post-training physicians, and advanced practitioners all utilize podcasts for their own benefit. New data is discussed in the setting of the current literature on podcasting and important questions remain to determine how this new form of learning can and will be integrated into formal and informal medical curriculum.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Students, Medical*