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AMA Original Podcasts

Educational content, research, discussions, opinions and more—enjoy these original podcasts from the AMA for the latest in medicine and patient care.

AMA Doc Talk Podcast Series

In Season 1: Difficult Conversations, host Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD, speaks with physicians about navigating challenging subjects when talking with patients and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Each episode offers practical information physicians can use to interact with their patients.

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Death is a difficult subject to address. Timothy Gilligan, MD, and Mikkael Sekeres, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic discuss ways to provide comfort and guidance to patients and their families.

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Get insights in this episode from Barron H. Lerner, MD, on working with patients who skip medication, miss appointments or don’t heed medical advice.

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Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, shares how patients’ relationships with their care teams can affect the way they manage their chronic disease.

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Join Richard Wexler, MD, and Jane Blumenthal, MSLS, information science expert, as they discuss how to work through conflicting information when patients self-diagnose.

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Cynthia Tifft, MD, PhD, provides some guidelines on how to help patients gain clarity on a rare disorder, even when they don’t have all the answers.

ama doc talk podcast season 1, episode 6 titled the placebo effect

Danielle Ofri, MD, and Adrienne Boissy, MD, discuss how what you say—and how you say it—can help position your patients for success and a better health outcome.

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JAMA Network™ Podcasts

Catch up on the research, opinion and educational content from across the JAMA Network™, including the JAMA Editors' Summary, Author Interviews and the popular JAMA Clinical Reviews series.

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Ethics Talk Podcasts

Ethics Talk podcasts explore the ethical and professionalism challenges that medical students and physicians regularly confront during their education and practice careers.

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Inside Medicare’s New Payment System Podcasts

Stay up to date with the latest developments in Medicare's new Quality Payment Program by listening to this podcast series.

Explore the Medical Topics That Matter

Thematically driven destinations integrate news storytelling and the wealth of essential tools, resources and engagement opportunities the AMA offers to help you move medicine forward.