Lectures & Podcasts

Updated May 28, 2015

Annals of Emergency Medicine Podcast

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://www.annemergmed.com/content/podcast
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Dr. David Newman and co-host summarize the previous month’s Annals of EM articles.

User Comment:  Good for staying up to date with latest articles in Annals.  Not in depth enough to really know articles but can help with finding articles of interest. 


Audio Digest Emergency Medicine

Rating: 4/5
Website: www.audiodigest.com
Cost: $471.89

Brief Description: Most of the same speakers as EM RAP.  Excellent quality lectures on core EM topics, without the synthesized music & Mel Herbert’s irritating jokes.  Less US medicolegal.  High quality, but also much for serious/conservative in format.


cmedownload

Rating: 5/5 
Website: www.cmedownload.com
Cost: $350 
Brief Description:  Video presentations of major conferences
User Comment:  Allows download of excellent full-length videos.


EM Abstracts

Rating: 3.5/5
Website: http://www.ccme.org/EMA/
Cost: $145 (Resident) to $295 (Staff)

Brief Description: A review of the top literature in EM, as selected by Jerry Hoffman & Rick Bukata.  Mostly funny banter, excellent commentary.  Have been doing this well for 30 years.  Don’t always agree with them.

User Comment: Monthly CME that discusses 40 EM related articles. Well done, interesting perspective, EBM review of articles, entertaining. Gerry Hoffman and Rick Bukata are the hosts and are entertaining. This is also free if you are a member of the EM residents association.


EM Cast

Rating: 5/5
Website: ITunes
Cost: $99 per year

Brief Description: Amal Mattu’s monthly podcast

User Comment: High quality topic reviews, usually 3 or 4 per month with guest speakers.


EMCrit Blog/Podcast – Emergency Critical Care

Rating: 5/5
Website: ITunes
Cost: Free

Brief Description: (from the site) In this podcast, we discuss all things related to the crashing, critically ill patient in the Emergency Department. Find the show notes at blog.emcit.org

User Comment: Excellent, short podcasts on a number of ED/Critical Topics.  Also contains the “famous” awake intubation podcast


EMRAP

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://www.emrap.org/
Cost:$345 Staff / $195 Residents

Brief Description:Crazy Australian host presenting lectures from "giants" in EM

User Comment: Excellent resource, for my liking I could use a little less medico legal content


EMRAP TV

Rating: 3/5
Website: http://www.emrap.tv/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This is the FREE video lectures and tidbits that complement the audio EMRAP


Emergency Medicine Cases

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://www.emergencymedicinecases.com/ or ITunes
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Discussions from Canadian EP's on different topics in EM.

User Comment: Nice to have a resource from Canadian physicians point of view. 


ER Cast

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://ercast.org/ or ITunes
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Variable 10-20 minute topic reviews usually in interview (hallway consult) format with specialists or EP's.


Free Emergency Medicine Talks

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://freeemergencytalks.net/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: over 1600 talks available from different international and national conferences.

User Comment:  Talks chosen by Dr. Joe Lex.  So many available that it can get a bit overwhelming but lots of gems if you have the time.


FOAMCast

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://foamcast.org/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: A podcast from two emergency medicine residents (Dr. Jeremy Faust @jeremyfaust and Lauren Westafer @LWestafer) that aims to bring FOAM content together with core text content from Rosen’s and Tintinalli (“Rosenalli”).

User Comment:  Provides quick episodes which would seem to be great for residents and any physician looking to start using FOAM resources. They finish each episode with Rosh Review questions which help the listener start preparing for licensing or re-certification exams.


ICEM 2012

Rating: 3.5/5
Website: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/icem-2012-talks-free-online/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Although it may seem a bit odd to post about a conference after it’s happened the good people at ICEM 2012 have made the slides for all the talks available online. They are in PDF format without audio but fortunately some other good folks from LITFL and Free Emergency Medicine Talks have put this list together with the accompanying audio files: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/icem-2012-talks-free-online/

User Comment: An excellent resource from a high quality conference.


ICU Rounds

Rating: 3.5/5
Website: ITunes http://burndoc.libsyn.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: monthly podcast narrated by Dr. Jeffrey Guy a Burn and Trauma surgeon out of Vanderbilt in the US. This a great review of basic critical care concepts and issues that are all applicable to EM.


iTeachEM

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://iteachem.net/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Collaborative project from members of the EM:RAP Educator’s Edition and LITFL blogs. Their stated goal is: “iTeachEM is a blog dedicated to the art, science and fun of medical education.“

User Comment: It’s in it’s early stages of development but there is already some nice content on teaching tips, great education lectures and a soon to come Podcast.


KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education)

Rating: 5/5
Website: iTunes
Cost: Free

Brief Description: 10 minute review of literature dedicated to medical education. Relevant and Succinct.


Oli Flower’s Intensive Care Podcast

Rating: 4/5
Website: iTunes
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Podcasts from Vanderbilt EM.  Concise 10-15 minute summaries of the latest articles in EM.

Comments: Recommended by on of our ED docs who is also an ICU fellow, it contains core critical care topics that also overlap with some of our sickest ED patients.


The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine

Rating: 4/5
Website: thesgem.com
Cost: Free

Brief Description: From the site - The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is a knowledge translation (KT) project. Its goal is to shorten the KT window from about ten years down to one year. To do this it will turn traditional medical education on its head.

Comments:This is a multi-platform project with a Podcast, Facebook and Twitter presence.  The podcasts (which tap into the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine resources) are formatted using a clinical question and then using the best evidence available to provide a summary statement.  Additionally, it’s a Canadian creation, which always feels like it’s more applicable to our work.


SMART EM

Rating: 5/5
Website: http://smartem.org/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: David Newman and co-host “deep dive” into topics where they review the literature and may change your mind about how you practice.  Excellent review of SAH including Dr. Perry's BMJ article.

User Comment: Practice changing discussions.  A real gem of a podcast.


USC Essentials Online

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://www.essentialsofem.com/
Cost:  $850 for staff, $170 for residents

Brief Description: Video and Audio content from USC Essentials yearly conference. 

User Comment:

  1. Great quality lectures and CME. Easily one of the best emerg reviews on the web.
  2. Lots of the usual suspects from EM RAP however not much overlap on the lectures (as far as I can tell).  The last two years, the talks are only 15-30 minutes, which means a tonne of topics are covered but you don’t fall asleep during the lecture.  Also great for taking a “break” from reading while preparing for licensing exams.
  3. Price has now become prohibitive for most, might as well go to the conference itself.