Monday, December 14, 2015

Announcing the American Family Physician podcast

After several months of development and fine-tuning, the American Family Physician podcast went live today on the journal website and on iTunes, with six 15- to 20-minute episodes representing two pilots and 4 episodes covering content from the Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Dec. 1, and Dec. 15 issues. Although I'm not personally a big podcast listener, I can't say enough about how awesome this podcast is. For AFP readers with physical and virtual stacks of past journals that they often don't get around to reading, listening to this podcast during a workout or on the commute to work is the next best thing.

I am glad to have had the chance to meet some of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix family medicine residents who star in the podcast at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement in Dallas earlier this month. As residency program director Steve Brown and AFP editor Jay Siwek wrote in an introductory editorial, "we are proud to share AFP in a new way" and "hope you will tune in"!


  1. Thanks for the shout out Dr. Lin! This has been an educational and exciting project! We hope our listeners have the same experience.

  2. I hope someday to be able practice medicine in the US. I am one of many doctors who are unemployed because we cannot find a residency willing to accept us even though we finished with all USMLEs. It's incredible to think that many doctors who are in the same situation have to resource to go into PA or NP school to practice medicine. What a waste of time and resources. In the meantime I will use this podcast among other things to keep myself updated. Thanks.