Podcast Recommendations for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare workers are vital members of our communities. The task of guiding people towards treatment, recovery, healthy living, and good habits is a demanding, challenging, yet meaningful calling.

By: Miriam Bird & Jake Hreha

Healthcare workers are vital members of our communities. The task of guiding people towards treatment, recovery, healthy living, and good habits is a demanding, challenging, yet meaningful calling. Health professionals' knowledge will be in constant demand, and the pressures of healthcare resulted in career changes and burnout among healthcare staff even before the pandemic.

Finding the Right Medical Podcasts

To provide encouragement, many podcasts target the healthcare community's needs and interests, including burnout, new technologies, and advanced scientific discoveries. A medical podcast can cover many different areas of healthcare and medicine. Medical podcasts may discuss health insurance politics, medical school, medical ethics, and much more in the medical world. The best medical podcasts are the ones that you connect with and find interesting. If you are seeking quality resources, check out these top podcasts for healthcare professionals.

Enjoying a medical podcast isn't reserved only for those working in the healthcare system or students on the traditional medical career path. Interesting medical podcasts are available for anyone who wants to know more about the world of medicine, medical research, and medical knowledge.

Not only are these medical podcasts great for active healthcare workers but they are also good for medical students. Podcasts can come from a variety of sources such as medical researchers, practicing physicians, or medical students. Whether you want to learn about internal medicine, the health and wellness space, or the medical industry in general there is a podcast for you. These reviewed podcasts provide a realistic perspective of the challenges healthcare workers face today.

TED Health – This podcast channel discusses random yet relevant topics about new breakthroughs and connections in science. Like traditional TED Talk presentations, the brief episodes feature straightforward, well-researched topics about how to live a balanced life in the medical field. TED Health covers various issues such as making sense of daily experiences and learning about the benefits of storytelling and physical activity.
*Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

CMDA Matters – Healthcare professionals serve a deeper purpose than just caring for the physical needs of others. Christian Medical & Dental Association releases weekly, half-hour podcast episodes highlighting topics of stewardship, relationships, medical missions, and more! CMDA CEO, Dr. Mick Chupp, hosts the topics from a biblical worldview, and the podcast series also includes frequent healthcare professional guests.
*Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more.

Short Wave – As we learn more about the world, scientific discoveries are always happening in the medical field. In Short Wave, Emily Kwong hosts conversations about the science being discussed in today’s headlines. Each episode is about 10 minutes long and provides humorous and creative perspectives. This podcast is perfect for brief errand trips and brain breaks.
*Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

Healthcare professionals are changing lives, and even if you don’t work in healthcare, you can still learn from those who do serve. For those who are providing treatment, care, recovery, or plans for patients, be encouraged by the value of your calling and the power of your work, and take some time to check out these podcasts for extra insight.

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Do you have a passion for health and serving others? IWU – National & Global offers numerous programs in healthcare. Learn more about how you can start earning your degree.

Miriam Bird

Copywriting Assistant, IWU-National and Global

Miriam Bird assists with content development for IWU–National and Global, capturing student stories and journeys. She is currently a student at IWU–Marion, studying elementary education.

Jake Hreha

SEO Copywriter, IWU

Jake Hreha is a graduate of Ball State University, where he majored in advertising with a concentration in media presentation and design. He is passionate about design, and in his free time he enjoys cycling, traveling, and reading.

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