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Favorite Medical Lectures (that are available online) - V1

This is a list of the resources we stumble upon over time that are just so good you have to share them.

The resources could be anything: an online video lecture, journal article, blog post, podcast, textbook chapter, etc. Please note, this is for specific topics/lectures, NOT whole websites. For example, please do not just put a link to the whole emrap website; please link the specific emrap lecture that you thought was excellent.

Please add the links to the content real time as you come across it out in the world of medical education.

For learners who are checking out these links, please "like/dislike" so that over time we can get a sense for what is the "best of the best".

This is just the first trial of this. If this format works well, we may expand this to have a dedicated list for each topic (cardiology resources, GI resources, etc) for lists with more specific content.




EMRAPs "C-3" (core content): The initial approach to the dizzy patient.

The approach to the dizzy patient is very challenging - there is a wide differential and many different pathways you can go down. I think this lecture breaks it down better than any other lecture I've heard. Highly recommended!

What Do I Do Next? Viral Myocarditis

UrgentCare RAP lecture on myocarditis.

With the winter season coming up, we'll be seeing tons of patients with infectious syndromes, coughing and the associated "pleuritic chest pain" all the time in our patients. I've always wondered if there are specific guidelines about when to work up patients for things like pericarditis and myocarditis. I thought this lecture was excellent and answered all of my questions.

Dr. Reuben Strayer - Emergency Thinking - YouTube

"Dr. Reuben Strayer gives an engaging lecture on thinking like an Emergency Physician."

One of my favorite videos about the mindset to have in emergency medicine when approaching the sick patient. No specific medical topic learning here, but excellent framework to learn for people new to emergency medicine.

Shock and Hemodynamics in the CCU with Dr. Brown

"Dr. Lorrel Brown covers the basics of shock including how to recognize cardiac shock from history, physical exam and invasive monitoring."

This lecturer, Dr Brown, is one of the best lecturers for cardiology that I've come across online. She has several lectures that I'd highly recommend. Also, in general, this "Louisville Lectures" offer very nice, high quality lectures mostly geared towards internal medicine, but also easy to apply in other specialties.

For the "best of the best" lectures from Louisville - check out

Chop clinical pathways - great resource for pediatrics evidence based approach for when you should be getting testing done, treatments / dosage and their indications, and indications for admission. These are practical references you can use on shift.

A different kind of resource, but one that I use all the time and have found incredibly useful: this is a search engine I use for my clinical questions. It uses the search engine capabilities of google but is unique in that it only shows results from relevant medical websites as opposed to the millions of worthless / patient centered websites. You can also hit the subcategories so that websites dedicated to things like pharmacology, pediatrics, podcasts, etc can be filtered to the top. One area I've actually found to be helpful for certain questions that you can't find the answer in traditional articles and websites is the "forums" filter, which searches the forums for doctors, PAs, and nurses - you'd be surprised how often someone else has asked a similar question over the years on one of these blogs.

EM:RAP Bouncebacks: Headache patient - with Greg Henry

A few things - I chose this lecture as an example of the great resources that is the "bounce backs" series by Mike Weinstock - these are great cases for those of us in EM and urgent care. You get to walk through the real chart of a real patient, think about what you would have done, and see what actually happened. Then there is discussion from experts on the clinical case, the approach, documenting and medical malpractice pearls.

Also - almost every lecture I've heard from Greg Henry, who is one of the old school heroes of EM, has been some of my favorite lectures ever. For new learners, if you ever see a lecture with Greg Henry listed, definitely check it out!

Shoulder Dislocation and Reduction by Larry Mellick

Dr Mellick is a professor of emergency medicine and is great about uploading real videos on procedures, interesting clinical presentations, etc.

EM:RAP Pediatric pearls: High risk pediatric presentations

Pediatric EM is chock full of presentations with a high incidence of medical legal action. Ilene and Andrew cover a few of the most common diagnosis …

First10EM: Management of the Massive GI Bleed

A brief summary of the initial emergency department resuscitation of a patient with massive gastrointestinal bleeding

First 10 EM is one of my favorite "resuscitation" EM resources - very practical step by step approaches to the sickest EM patients.

First10EM: The emergency medicine approach to an unconscious patient

A brief summary of the initial emergency medicine approach to the patient with altered mental status

Another great first10EM post.

First10EM: Making it Stick

A great post that is not typical core content but rather a general post about how to efficiently learn in medicine. Something definitely worthwhile for students to learn. I wrote a blog post about this general topic as well -

Basics: Clinical Clearance of the Cervical Spine

Demonstration of the "4x4" technique of clinically clearing the cervical spine: 1. Ensure spine is eligible to be clinically cleared 2. Explain process to th...

Another basic EM post, but many new learners ask what it means to "clear" the C spine. Know the clinical decision rules (nexus and canadian) and the exam to do it.

Excellent radiology lectures - Dr Ken Schreibman

Stumbled upon these lectures several years ago and just loved them. This professor was voted best PA program lecturer 2 years in a row at the UW medical and PA programs. He is great for those of you visual learners out there who want to learn about radiology fundamentals. Geared towards medical and PA students.

Approach to inflamed joint in the ED. Gout vs septic joint, and common clinical questions

Great review with cited research for a common clinical situation with lots of questions we have to deal with every day.

Another on this topic...

Cauda Equina Syndrome - - Emergency Medicine Education

Good review article on cauda equina syndrome

We are always emphasizing the laundry list of red flags for things like headaches, back pain, etc. While they're helpful when all negative, you'll find that oftentimes patients will mention them in ROS, especially for those pan-positive ROS patients. Its important to know what exactly the red flags are alluding to so that you can go the step further and address the disease entity the red flags are trying to suggest.

EMRAP Paper Chase: low risk hyperglycemia in the ED

Its being called The Paper Chase until its not! Sanjay and Mel discuss Diabetes in the literature. 

This is a helpful segment on a very common situation in the ED - hyperglycemia - what are the blood sugar cutoffs at which point you need to do something about it, and what exactly is the required workup in low risk scenarios?

EM:RAP pediatrics - how to identify the sick pediatric patient - excellent take-aways

"3 important signs and symptoms that differentiate a seriously ill child from a not so sick kid are the focus of this conversation between Ilene …"

An EXCELLENT lecture on the fundamentals of evaluating pediatric patients. Highly recommended. Excellent lecturer.

A different kind of podcast from across the pacific, very high production value almost like NPR. Not as much about core content but just some good discussion from several experts on how to deal with those challenging patients who have been bounced around. Not necessarily geared for EM, but still entertaining.

EM Basics: Femoral Central Venous Catheterization Theory & Practice

ANATOMY Femoral vein The femoral vein lies within the femoral sheath and courses under the inguinal ligament; it then becomes the external iliac artery. The ...

I found this to be a helpful video overview when I was first starting out.

Also take a look at Scott Weingarts / EMCrit's website for his series on central lines. He has a lot of great practical videos as well.

Students on rotations - great place to downloading rounding sheets, references, etc

Medfools:Resource for med students, residents, pre-meds, for Boards, Wards, Admissions, Personal Statements, Applications, Match and Residency

Learning bedside ultrasound - Best first resource - Ultrasound Podcast eBooks (free)

Check out our digital publications, Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vol 1 and 2, a revolutionary text that seeks to teach bedside ultrasound to students in a more efficient, directed format than previous texts.  These texts teach bedside ultrasound in a more efficient, interactive format. It accomplishes this with a plethora of multimedia adjuncts. Instead of simply reading about ultrasound pathology and protocols, the reader watches actual videos and demonstrations of the pathology from directly within the book while reading.

These are really the best place you can start with if you want to learn bedside ultrasound. They are ebooks with text, videos, audio, and real sonographic images put in there. These books are made by the creators of the "ultrasound podcast", which is certainly the most popular POCUS podcast.

EMCRIT - Podcast 138 - Vasopressor Basics

There is a ton to speak about regarding vasopressors, but before we get to the edge cases, we need to set-up a foundation.

EMCRIT / Scott Weingart is one of the most well known EM podcasters, mostly specialized in critical care topics.

EMCRIT: Dominating the Vent Part I

This lecture offers a path to managing any patient on the ventilator in the ED. I have tried to simplify as much as possible while still maintaining an evidence-based approach.

EMCRIT Scott Weingart - critical care expert.