Podcast of the Week: The Nocturnists

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This podcast is good for those who are interested in: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, hospice & palliative care, stories about the physician and healthcare worker experience, medical humanities, medical ethics, storytelling podcasts like The Moth

Typical length of episodes: About 30 minutes

How often a new episode comes out: About every other week

Episode topics: a chief resident tells the story of his first code blue, struggles with a rebellious young patient, how a jaded doctor regained empathy for his patients

Sample episode — “#3: Out of the Way: How a doctor responded to a geriatric patient who decided he wanted to die.

Tidbit about the show: The podcast actually started out as a live storytelling event, which Op-Med described in a previous article. The Nocturnists continue to put on live events every few months. Their next event is April 20 in San Francisco, produced in partnership with Reimagine.

About the host: Emily Silverman, MD completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is now an Academic Hospitalist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She created The Nocturnists during her second year of residency. She also wrote a series of prose poems about her experiences as a medical resident and is working on her first book. She tweets @ESilvermanMD.

Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, Libsyn, Website

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