5 Podcasts For The Road

I spent a pretty ridiculous amount of time driving while I was on the residency interview trail, and I unfortunately didn’t have an unlimited data plan or much space on my phone, but these would’ve been monumentally helpful to have back then!


The Hippo Education Podcast

The Hippo Education Primary Care Podcast topics are concise and cover engaging topics and discussions by world-class educators. I’ve listened to everything from hoverboards and hypogonadism to writing condolence letters and calming down angry patients!

They also have one for Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Urgent Care! You can sign up for their free version and listen to one free chapter each month or subscribe for full access ($95/year for med students and residents). The paid version supports both iPhone and Android and includes:

  • Written chapter summaries for quick reference
  • Archives of all their episodes
  • Access to interactive community forums

Medscape Family Medicine Podcast

The Medscape Family Medicine Podcast is another awesome and free podcast that covers a variety of topics to keep you up to date–from debunking myths about peripheral artery disease to diabetes prevention programs and working with patients who are also interested in complementary medicine.

Family Medicine & Pharmacy Podcast

The Family Pharm Podcast covers priority topics for family medicine and community pharmacy, and was put together by a family medicine resident and a pharmacist at UBC in Vancouver! It actually hasn’t been updated since 2014 but their podcasts are pretty good for reviewing important topics, especially if you have a long drive ahead of you!

Everyday Family Medicine

Everyday Family Medicine is hosted by Dr. Jennifer Caudle, and is a great resource for practical + relevant updates for clinicians (and students!). It covers everything from OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment) to breast cancer risk/screening/detection to approaching obesity during an office visit.

Texas Tech Medcast

The Texas Tech Medcast is a podcast targeting medical students, residents and practicing physicians. They provide free sound files and episode fact sheets available for each episode. There are a number of different series including common topics like diabetes to several test prep series to help you prepare for Step 2 CK!



Farrah has a background in exercise biology and music. Her passions include food, sports medicine, working with the under-served, blogging, food and cats. She’s a good cook, too.

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