« Back to Search
Looking into the Future: How to Develop a Medical Education Podcast and Navigate Social Media
Background: Social media and podcasts have become increasingly
popular and impactful among learners in medicine through the free open access
medical education movement. The aim of our workshop is to share our experience
with creating a highly successful educational podcast and promoting it on
social media, and to allow others to do the same.
Workshop Agenda: Prior to the workshop, learners will be informed to
bring headphones and laptops with necessary programming; Windows users will
need to download “Audacity,” while Apple users will already have “Garageband”
installed as a standard program. Wifi will not be required. The workshop will
begin with introduction of the workshop leaders’ journey in creating a
successful medical education podcast, assessment of learner podcast experience,
and orientation of podcasting equipment (15 minutes). Learners will divide into
pairs, brainstorm podcast topic, and record a five-minute podcast (20 minutes).
We will then learn about editing equipment (10 minutes). Learners will then
edit their podcast and create a finished product (10 minutes). Finally, we will
have a large group discussion about podcast dissemination through podcast
hosts, website creation, and social media outlets (15 minutes). We will
conclude with questions and closing discussion (5 minutes).
Interactive Component: Workshop participants will record a short podcast,
edit it, and promote it via Twitter in small groups. Large group discussions
will also be held regarding personal experience with these topics.
Take-home Product: Other than their recorded podcast, learners will be
given a lecture on podcast creation via vodcast to download
Faculty Development Seminar, 2020, Resident, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Residency Director, Medical Knowledge, GME, CME, Independent Study,