Twelve tips for creating a medical education podcast

Med Teach. 2020 Nov;42(11):1221-1227. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1779205. Epub 2020 Jun 16.


Podcasts and other asynchronous remote learning pedagogies have become increasingly utilized in undergraduate and graduate medical education. They offer a convenient and accessible form of education for personalized learning and have been developed across multiple disciplines of medicine. This paper discusses the current literature on medical education podcasts, offers practical examples of existing free podcast content, and offers guidance on planning, designing, and executing the creation of a new educational podcast. It discusses best practices for the engagement of learners and logistical considerations for recording and hosting the material. These Twelve Tips hope to empower educators to utilize resources across the world to offer the highest quality opportunities for learners of all levels.

Keywords: Planning; e-learning/computers; education environment; internal medicine; podcasts; trends.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Medicine*