OT and Me: An Occupational Therapy of Community of Practice

Whether you are a graduate student just starting out in the field or a seasoned professional, it is important to stay up to date on current news and evidence based research in the healthcare field. One way to do so is by listening to podcasts.

Podcasts are very similar to listening to the news or the radio, but you can choose when you want to listen in. They are great because you can listen to episodes on the go from any streaming device like an iPhone or computer. I love listening to podcasts while commuting to class every day, working out, and washing the dishes. It’s so easy to multitask and it makes these activities much more enjoyable- plus I’m learning useful information!

Below are my podcast suggestions for professionals and pre-professionals that work in healthcare.

  1. 2 Docs Talk: Listen to two doctors (Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MD) catching you up on current issues in medicine and healthcare. Past episodes include topics like a 2017-2018 influenza update and drug pricing.
  2. Second Opinion: Dr. Michael Wikes examines medical ethics in this quick, informative podcast.
  3. TEDTalks Health: You’ve seen plenty of TEDTalks in your graduate courses, now you can listen to them on the go! Get the latest in new research breakthroughs in this great podcast.
  4. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations: Need some motivation? Get excited to tackle 2018 and any new challenges with Oprah’s SuperSoul podcast which brings you audio recordings of her favorite interviews. Listen to Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor author of My Stroke of Insight or Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes.
  5. OT and Me: Last, but not least, listen to an IL LEND leadership project! OT and Me is a podcast created for the Illinois EI and Schools OT Community of Practice by our very own IL LEND OT trainees. Check our first episode out at https://soundcloud.com/user-865726289/ot-and-me-episode-1

Happy listening! Be sure to leave a comment below of your favorite podcasts 🙂