Apr 3, 2018
The link you want is right below.
If you’re new to the show, let me tell you what it's all about. I am a community emergency doc and have been at the job for about 20 years. In that time, I've found that the expectations placed on us are ridiculous: the stress, patient load, you need to be a master resuscitationist, social worker, data enterer, proceduralist. Insanity!
But the other side of that coin is that getting to practice emergency medicine is an extraordinary privilege - the things we do, the things we see, the amount of stuff we know. Think about how differently you see the world relative to anyone else you know.
My goal with this this show is to make education that is truly meaningful to those of us in the front line of medicine. There are three areas of focus on ERcast
These three principles aren’t going to change, but I’ve taken this show about as far as I can on my own, and now I want to make it better. More content, more consistent production, better user interface, CME (continuing medical education) credits. So how do I do that? I asked Aaron Bright, the CEO of Hippo education, if they would partner with me so that I could tap into their resources and make this show pro level. I’ve been working with Hippo for several years as the host of Essentials of Emergency Medicine, LLSA review, I even ran their primary care podcast for a while (true story!). So it’s not like this is a group of strangers, these are my friends. For example, Tom Wolfson, producer for all of the Hippo projects, drove from Los Angeles to my house in Bend Oregon, 14 hours last summer to watch the full solar eclipse. That's the kind of connection we’re talking about. That’s why I wanted to partner with Hippo: great people, tremendous integrity and, from the end user perspective, I think they deliver more educational value for your time investment than anyone else.
Regular Release Schedule
The Meat and Potatoes
There will always be free ERcast content. Once a month, like it’s been for the past many years. You’ve probably noticed that for the past several months I’ve been putting out a weekly show and that was the dry run for this project. I needed to answer the question, "Could I do a weekly show?" Yeah, it’s awesome! Interviews, editing, voice over, writing, researching, planning, love it! But it is also a full time job to continue for the long term and do at a high level, so I’m going to change how the show is delivered.
And when we go to the new site, if you’ve signed up before May 1, you get
Why am I saying free? Because on May 1, that subscription goes from free to paid ($19/month when you pay annually). Don’t procrastinate, please!
What happens after a year of free-ness? You keep all the CME you earned in the first year as well as the episode archives, and, if you dig the show and want more than 1 episode a month, you can extend your subscription for the price of 3 vanilla lattes per month.
This is a change in how the show has been delivered... for a long time, and change is always a bit disorienting. My goal with this is to make it totally easy and show gratitude to you, the ERcast listener. Check out the new setup, release schedule, content for a year, no stress, no fuss no muss. The goal here is to make excellent medical education- to the point, respectful of time, and curated to address the real questions we face every day.