The increasing number of the podcast every day clearly shows how the podcast industry is growing. From entertainment to education, everyone is adopting podcasting. The health industry has also adopted this method. However, the term “Podcast" gained popularity in the early 2000s but it is not new to the medical field. It has been documented in the literature that audio recordings, called audio blogging at that time, were used for learning in 1968 in histology classwork. Since then podcasts usage in medical education is increasing, especially in critical care and emergency medicine fields.
According to Edison research, almost a quarter of Americans listen to at least one podcast per month. As a medical student or any American that falls in the age group of 18-54 are more frequent podcasts listeners than average Americans.
For students, podcasting is the best way to grow on an academic and personal level. Conveying the information whether motivational stories or case studies, through the podcast is easy. The absent students can easily cover up the missing topics or daily activities or home assignments. Even if you have to revise any particular topic, you can revisit the podcast and listen to it.
The Internet has made it easy to access the information anywhere, anytime. Users create their own accounts on various platforms and upload the information in the form of text, images, audio or video. You can see hundreds of people who don't know much about the medical field are providing tips for various health issues. Some people follow them blindly without consulting their doctor and faces critical results. Podcasts from the official accounts of doctors or qualified medical persons will help people around the world to get correct knowledge. It will help medical persons to inform the public about new drugs and create more awareness. It's the easiest and most effective way as podcasts are easy to access.
Not just the education or basic illness, podcast are helpful in addressing other practical issues related to mental health, kids' health, daily hygiene and need of cleanliness around you, reducing anxiety, fitness tips directly from the qualified doctors or experts. Though podcasts can be accessed anytime, anywhere, healthcare professionals should use this method. It will be a small but significant step towards a healthy world.