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E1496. I'm Listening: Podcasting and the Future of Radiology Learning
Authors
  1. Daniel Belkin; Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center
  2. Mitchell Belkin; University of Maryland School of Medicine
  3. Judah Burns; Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center
Background
Medical education is transformed by media-based alternatives to textbooks and in-person lectures. Audiovisual resources including BoardsAndBeyond, OnlineMedEd, Pixorize, Sketchy, Goljian, and the Divine Intervention Podcasts are popular tools to augment classical school curricula. Audio education in the form of podcasts has potential to improve medical education for medical students as well as continuing medical education for residents and physicians.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
The goals of this presentation are to summarize the state of radiology-specific podcasting, to enumerate the educational benefits of medical podcasting for both creators and listeners, and to provide an overview of the process of medical podcasting.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
There are over 200 existing medicine-related podcasts including those sponsored by organizations (i.e., institutions, professional societies, and journals) and created by individuals. The number of active radiology podcasts has steadily increased since 2005 but is far from saturated. For individuals interested in making their own podcast, requisite technical skills are easy to obtain and equipment is less expensive than expected. Specific educational topics we will cover in this presentation include: review of top podcasts in medicine and radiology; survey of the current state of radiology podcasting; and identified gaps and opportunities for expansion within the radiology podcasting space. We will define the educational benefits for content creators and student learners, provide a step-by-step process of how to create a podcast and provide tips and tricks to guide those interested in podcasting.

Conclusion
Podcasting is a growing but perhaps overlooked educational tool within radiology, with many opportunities for expansion. Understanding of the benefits of podcasting may encourage students and medical educators to develop educational content. Understanding the steps needed to develop and produce high-quality podcasts can facilitate development of complementary learning tools for radiology trainees and academic opportunities for both trainees and teachers.