Listen and learn with the AMA’s top podcast episodes

Kevin B. O'Reilly , Senior News Editor

Physicians and medical students’ time is more squeezed than ever, so it’s no surprise that a growing number of physicians and future doctors are taking advantage of listening to podcasts to enhance their knowledge of trends in medicine while commuting, running errands, making dinner or doing housework.

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In 2023, more than 530,000 episodes of AMA podcasts were downloaded as listeners learned from doctors and other experts who give voice to an array of original AMA podcasts.

Below, find six of our top episodes from across the AMA podcast network.

  1. What doctors wish patients knew about COVID-19 reinfection

    1. At this point in the pandemic, almost everyone in the U.S. has had COVID-19—whether they know it or not. But something more alarming is happening: A growing number of people are getting reinfected with SARS-CoV-2. Listen to the AMA News Wire™ version of this popular article to learn more.
  2. The AMA’s Todd Askew on Medicare physician payment reform

    1. In this episode of the “AMA Update” podcast, Askew—the AMA’s senior vice president of advocacy—discusses Medicare payment cuts and how they will impact physicians and patients.
    2. Leading the charge to reform Medicare pay is the first pillar of the AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians. The AMA has challenged Congress to work on systemic reforms and make Medicare work better for you and your patients.
  3. Christine Sinsky, MD, on restoring joy in medicine

    1. Dr. Sinsky, the AMA’s vice president of professional satisfaction, discussed the critical work being done to reduce physician burnout and enhance well-being this year.
    2. Far too many doctors experience burnout. That's why, as another part of its Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians, the AMA develops resources that prioritize well-being and highlight workflow changes so physicians can focus on what matters—patient care.
  4. James Docherty, DO, on composing a Match rank-order list

    1. In this episode of the “AMA Making the Rounds” podcast’s “Meet Your Match” series, Dr. Docherty, a family medicine resident at United Health Services in New York, offered his advice on composing your rank-order list for Match.
  5. Mark Linzer, MD, on reducing resident burnout

    1. Dr. Linzer talked about the latest research on resident physician burnout and specific actions residency program and health system leaders can take to create a culture of well-being. 
  6. Advocating for change in Native health policy

    1. In this episode of the AMA “Prioritizing Equity” series, medical student organizers and policy advocates discussed increasing access to care in Native communities and improving care within the Indian Health Service through health policy.

Find out more about the compelling research, discussions and opinions on tap with these original podcasts from the AMA. Listen for the latest in medicine and patient care. Each AMA podcast is available to hear through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Simplecast and many other listening services.  


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