Podcasts are becoming an increasingly popular way for clinicians to earn their CME credits. Given the hectic daily schedule of most clinicians, podcasts allow them to earn CME credits while multi-tasking or on their commute. This makes the often burdening process of earning completing your CME credits more enjoyable and efficient.
Given the increasing preference towards CME podcasts, providers are starting to create more accredited podcasts and making them easily accessible to the public. Learn more about the top 4 CME podcasts you can start listening to immediately to start earning CME credits.
Pri-Med CME Podcasts
Pri-Med is known for hosting hundreds of comprehensive online CME activities that allow clinicians to earn CME credits easily and for free. One of their most popular types of activities is their CME podcasts.
Pri-Med’s CME podcasts feature “expert faculty discussing the most recent developments in the medical field”. The podcasts also feature different formats including expert clinical discussions, frequently asked questions, and the popular Frankly Speaking About Family Medicine sessions with Dr. Frank Domino. Regardless of learning type, most of Pri-Med’s podcasts are free and offer either 0.25 or 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Pri-Med’s podcasts cover a wide range of topics. Some examples of episodes include:
- Treating Strep Throat in Half the Time - Frankly Speaking EP 160
- Ask the Expert: Rheumatology (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
- Improving Communication Between Parents and Teens - Frankly Speaking EP 153
Pri-Med’s podcasts are widely accessible. They can be downloaded and streamed via iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and Spotify.
Hippo Education Primary Care Reviews and Perspectives Podcast
Hippo Education’s Primary Care Reviews and Perspectives is a monthly podcast that dives into the latest topics in primary care and family medicine. The content is developed by world-class educators who strive to ensure that listeners will be able to keep their knowledge and practice “ahead of the curve”. Examples of recent episodes and topics covered include:
- Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Guideline Update
- Breast Cancer Screening: When to Begin?
- Hoarseness and Laryngeal Disorders
The podcasts typically range from 15 minutes - 30 minutes in length, offering a concise learning experience for time-pressed clinicians.
Subscribers to a paid subscription can earn up to 42 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Here are the different types of paid yearly subscriptions:
- Physician: $395/yr
- RN/PA & NP: $195/yr
- Resident: $95/yr
Note, CME credits are not available with the resident subscriptions.
With a paid subscription, users get:
- iPhone & Android Player Apps
- Written chapter summaries
- Archivers of every episode ever created
- Access to interactive community forums
Hippo Education does offer a free trial option that offers a free monthly chapter that includes CME for those who aren’t ready to commit to a full year subscription.
PeerView Podcasts allow clinicians to listen and earn CME credits “on the go, whenever you want”. Like other CME podcasts, they can be streamed on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, and TuneIn. After listening to a podcast, be sure to visit the PeerView website link from the podcast to redeem your CME credits.
PeerView’s podcasts cover many different medical specialties. The specialties covered are:
- Clinical Pharmacology
- Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Family Medicine and General Practice
- Heart, lung, and blood
- Immunology & Transplantation
- Infectious Diseases
- Internal Medicine
- Kidney and Genitourinary Diseases
- Neuroscience and Psychiatry
- Oncology and Hematology
PeerView aims to improve “the knowledge, competence, and performance of clinicians, patient outcomes, and ultimately public health through education that targets existing gaps and needs on local, regional, national, and international levels. Their podcasts is one of their best outlets to accomplish this.
Bedside Rounds Podcast
The Bedside Rounds Podcast is a monthly medical podcast hosted by Adam Rodman, MD that covers medical history and medicine’s intersections with society and culture. The primary goal of the podcast is to highlight how modern medicine has been shaped. The podcast is delivered in an engaging storytelling format.
Examples of recent episodes from this podcast include:
- Hero Worship
- I Know Nothing
- The Ether Dome
These podcasts offer both CME credits and MOC points for members of the American College of Physicians. Similar to other podcasts, each Bedside Rounds podcast typically ranges from 30 minutes to an hour, which allows for quick CME credits.
Members of the American College of Physicians are eligible to earn CME and MOC by listening to these podcasts.