Recommended Blogs and Podcasts

This list of recommended emergency medicine blogs, podcasts, and websites has been modified from Table 2 of Five Strategies to Effectively Use Online Resources in Emergency Medicine published in the October 2014 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine by Brent Thoma, MD, MA; Nikita Joshi, MD; N. Seth Treuger, MD; Teresa M. Chan, MD; and Michelle Lin, MD.

Basic EM Resources

ACEP Frontline Podcast

Hot topics in emergency medicine, a new episode on the first Tuesday of every month. Hosted by Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP.  #FOAM

Type: Podcast

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ACEP SA Replay

Hot topics in emergency medicine, a new episode on the first Tuesday of every month. Hosted by Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP. #FOAM

Type:  Podcast

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EM Basic

EM Basic is made for medical students and emergency medicine interns to review the basics of emergency medicine.  Each podcast starts exactly how a patient interaction in the ED starts- with a chief complaint.  From there, we’ll go over the important points of the patient’s history and physical exam, the workup, and the basic treatment and disposition of each chief complaint that you will encounter in the ED all in ~30 minute easy to digest audio podcasts.

Type:  Blog and Podcast

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Flipped EM 

The flipped classroom model is based on reversing the traditional approach to teaching. Normally, what we’re all accustomed to is sitting a lecture hall while students passively receive information from the instructor. There is no interactivity for teacher or learners. After each class, homework is assigned and completed by learners in isolation.

Type:  Video Podcast

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Critical Care Resources

Critical Care Perspectives in EM

CCPEM is an exciting audio program dedicated to the intersection of emergency medicine and critical care. CCPEM provides insightful, penetrating commentary on topics pertaining to this fast moving and high-stakes arena. Students, residents, and alumni: receive free access to this benefit by using the code "EMRACRITCARE" at checkout. 

Type: Podcast

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EMCrit is devoted to Maximally Aggressive Care: Maximally Aggressive Curative Care and Maximally Aggressive Palliative Care.

Every two weeks EMCrit posts a full ~20-minute podcast. In between, the site gets filled with blogposts, links, and EMCrit Wees (minature podcasts). CME is available for EMCrit Podcasts.

Type: Blog and Podcast

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Pulm CCM

PulmCCM launched in 2012 as a solution to these related problems of information overload and "journal fragmentation." The mission is simple: make your life easier by helping you stay sharp and up-to-date in pulmonary & critical care in the most efficient way

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Rage Podcast

Resuscitationist's Awesome Guide to Everything

RAGE features panel discussions, interviews with experts, shout outs and insights from #FOAMcc and the wider critical care-iverse, not to mention various quirky segments on medical history, trivia and more.

Type: Podcast

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Resus ME

Cutting Edge Resuscitation Medical Education.

Type: Blog

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EMS / Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine

Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine

The aim of this blog/podcast is to discuss and debate prehospital and retrieval medicine–its current practice and controversies. Bringing critical care out of the hospital.

Type: Blog/Podcast


Evidence-based Medicine

Best BETs

Best Evidence Topic reviews (BETs) were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.

Type:  Website

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Emergency Medicine Literature of Note

Maintained by Ryan P. Radecki, MD MS FACEP that gives you short snippets of current and pertinent articles pertaining to emergency medicine.  Ryan critically appraises each article, highlights the important parts of the article,and lashes out at the pitiful parts  Ryand and his guests cover topics of interest to integrity of scientific research and Emergency Medicine.

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EM Nerd

Rory Spiegel is a self proclaimed nerd and is an attending physician at The University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine, recent Resuscitation Fellow at Stony Brook Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and soon to be Critical Care Fellow.

These are his "nihilistic ramblings."

Type: Blog

A Sub Blog of EMCrit.

Go To EM Nerd

The NNT (Number Needed to Treat)

There is a way of understanding how much modern medicine has to offer individual patients. It is a simple statistical concept called the “Number-Needed-to-Treat”, or for short the ‘NNT’. 

The NNT is maintained by a group of physicians that have developed a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study.

Type:  Blog


General Emergency Medicine Blogs and Podcasts

Academic Life in EM

ALiEM is a a virtually-based, social enterprise, medical education startup focused on health professions education, career development, and community building.

Type:  Blog / Podcast

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EM Cases

Emergency Medicine Cases (EM Cases) is a free online medical education podcast, medical blog and website dedicated to providing online emergency medicine education and CME for physicians, residents, students nurses and paramedics. EM Cases is Canada’s most listened to emergency medicine podcast with thousands of subscribers, well over 3.5 million podcast downloads since 2010 and are proudly part of the #FOAMed community.

Type:  Blog / Podcast

Goto EMCases

EM Clerkship

Emergency Medicine for students.  Hosted by Zack Olson, and ranked in the top 75 of Emergency Medicine Blogs and Websites.  Updates usually happen weekly.

Type:  Blog

Goto EM Clerkship


emDocs blog is composed of a group of seven emergency physicians who want to provide a truly current resource for the rapidly developing field of emergency medicine. emDocs blog subscribes to the free, open-access medical education initiative, and the goal is to inform the global EM community with timely and high yield content about what providers like YOU are seeing and doing everyday in your local ED.

Type: Blog


Emergency Medicine Ireland

EM Ireland exists to hopefully foster education, reflection, enthusiasm, conversation and hopefully a sense of humour in emergency medicine in Ireland.

Type:  Blog

Goto EM Ireland


Made by students, for students. A healthy dose of emergency medicine ideas, information and inspiration for medical students

Type:  Podcast/Blog

Goto EMIG Cast


From EBMedicine - Free podcast providing quick-hit summaries of hot topics in emergency medicine. EMplify summarizes evidence-based reviews in a monthly podcast.

Med Students and Residents get free access to online and mobile publications. Find out more.

Type:  Podcast

Goto EMPlify on iTunes


EM:RAP is a monthly podcast heard by over 18,000 of your colleagues. It’s filled with superb educational content, lectures, in-studio productions, reviews and perspectives all in a fun filled, tongue-in-cheek format.

Students, residents, and fellows: receive complimentary access to EMRAP.

Alumni: discounted pricing the first year out of residency.

Type: Podcast

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ERCast tries to demystify to aspects of medicine that make us anxious, normalize the seeming insanity of the job, and dissect the practices and thought processes of masters in the field.

Type:  Blog / Podcast

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FOAMcast believes in the educational merits of Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM), which includes podcasts, blogs, articles on PubMed Central, conferences streamed for free and more.  On this podcast FOAMcast reviews FOAM and tie it to core content, providing some review and references for listeners to read on their own, as well as board review questions donated by Adam Rosh of the Rosh Review.

Type:  Blog

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HQMedEd - High Quality Medical Education Blog hosts a wide range of blogs and video blogs.  

Type:  Blog and Video Blog

Goto HQMedEd

Life In The Fast Lane

Life in the Fast Lane was born out of an intense desire to procrastinate and to to facilitate the learning process by providing diverse and hopefully entertaining reading material.

Type:  Blog


R.E.B.E.L. EM stands for Rational Evidence Based Evaluation of Literature in Emergency Medicine.  We cover a myriad of topics, primarily focusing on evidence-based clinical topics, ECG cases, and high-yield exam review.

Type: Blog

Goto Rebel EM

The goal of the SGEM is to cut the knowledge translation window from over 10 years down to less than 1 year. It does this by using social media to provide you with high quality, clinically relevant, critically appraised, evidence based information.  

Type: Blog and Podcast


St.Emlyns is a collection of people and projects aimed at improving Emergency Medicine through free and open access education #FOAMed.    "In reality we are a team of Emergency Physicians, friends and colleagues interested in medical education, emergency medicine and critical care. We blog because education matters."'

Goto St Emlyns EM Blog


Urgent Matters serves as a dissemination vehicle for strategies on emergency department (ED) patient flow and quality. Podcasts feature interviews with healthcare innovators who are changing and improving emergency care.

Urgent Matters on iTunes

Interpretive Resources

Instructive ECGs in Emergency Medicine Clinical Context.  Dr. Stephen W. Smith is a faculty physician in the Emergency Medicine Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN, and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

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SonoSpot: Topics in Bedside Ultrasound is a place where the interesting, funny, cool and geeky meet to share their tips/tricks/knowledge of and adventures with bedside focused EM ultrasound. A place to highlight cases, applications and prominent people in bedside US education and research.

Type: Blog (Last post 2014)

Goto Sonospot

Listen to a well done ultrasound podcast similar to the podcasts out there such as EMRAP, EMcrit, and ERCAST.  Originally created by Dr. Matt Dawson, Director of Point of Care Ultrasound at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Mike Mallin, Director of Emergency Ultrasound and Director of Education at the University of Utah.

Type:  Video Podcast

Goto UltrasoundPodcast

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Blogs and Podcasts

DFTB is a Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) resource for paediatrics; it's a practical, high-quality paediatric educational resource. DFTB does this through collaboration – getting more people involved in creating online content and FOAM, for junior doctors, trainees and Paediatricians.

Type: Blog

Goto DFTB is focussed on Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine webucation.  We hope to keep you a little bit interested, a little bit educated, and occasionally amused.

Type:  Podcast (Last post 2014)

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PEM Academy

A collaborative, accessible learning resource that supplements what we already do at the bedside, in didactics, and through textbooks. Formerly Emergency Bear Treats, this site has grown out of collaboration between PEM divisions at Children’s National Medical Center and INOVA Children’s Hospital. 

Type:  Blog, Website

Goto PEM Academy

Pediatric EM Morsels

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Educational morsels and pearls to help augment comfort when caring for kids. Enhance and refine your understanding of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and augment the care of pediatric patients.

Type: Blog

Goto Ped EM Morsels

PEM ED Podcast

PEM ED is an acronym for: Pediatric Emergency Medicine an Educational and Directional Podcast for the general emergency medicine physician.  It is designed to give the general emergency medicine practitioner an in-depth review of key concepts paramount to the care of the pediatric patient in an emergency department setting.

Type:  Blog and Podcast.  (Last updated 2015)


Pediatric EM UK

CEM Curriculum based collection of Pediatric Emergency Medicine content.

Type: Blog

Goto Peds EM UK Blog


Toxicology Blogs and Podcasts

Tox Talk

ToxTalk is a toxicology podcast produced by Matt Zuckerman and made possible by contributions from the Division of Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It’s mission is to create a fun and educational resource for health care providers about the world of toxicology. 

Type: Podcast

Go to Tox Talk - Tox Now

The Poison Review

The Poison Review attempts to capture some of the variety, fun, and scientific rigor of our regular toxicology teaching rounds in Chicago.  These sessions can cover anything from evaluation of the latest journal articles related to poisoning, toxicology in the news or in popular media, historical topics, musical tox . . . etc etc. Toxicology is probably the medical specialty with the most interaction between the clinical and the general culture — it’s where science meets the zeitgeist. We hope that this blog captures some of that interaction.

Type: Blog


Trauma Blog

Trauma Pro

The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Regions is a Level I Adult Trauma Center, and has partnered with Gillette Children's Specialty Hospital to become the first Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the Upper Midwest.

Type: Blog

Go To TraumaPro

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