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CREOGs Over Coffee—A Feasibility Study on Medical Education Podcast Creation and Social Media Outreach
Purpose: To describe the development and implementation of a
medical education podcast series for obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn)
resident learning and demonstrate feasibility, sustainability, and acceptance
of this series.
Background: Podcasts and other digital resources have become
popular among medical learners. Demand by learners for these types of resources
compared to traditional methods of learning may increase as we move further
into the digital age. Medical educators may wish to incorporate podcast
learning into their curriculum and disseminate their work to a larger audience.
Methods: Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and
Gynecology (CREOG) educational guidelines were used to create a study podcast
for Ob/Gyn residents over 9 months. Feasibility markers include production of
weekly episodes and ability to offset costs. Sustainability markers included
download markers over time. Acceptance was measured by number of reviews on
Apple iTunes and followers on Twitter.
Results: 42 episodes were released from September 30, 2018-June
30, 2019 (39 weeks). Initial costs included $3150 startup and $29 monthly.
Online donations through Patreon amounted to $200/month, which covered 50% of
startup costs at 6 months and are projected to cover full costs by 1.5 years.
The podcast had 137,500 downloads as recorded through Podbean (39/month 9/2018,
increased to 25,000/month 6/2019). It obtained 609 followers on Twitter and 131
ratings on Apple iTunes, with an average of 5.0 stars.
Discussions: Medical education podcasts are a feasible way of
disseminating educational materials to learners. We also demonstrate sustainability
and acceptance of this platform.
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