The ERcast Podcast

Straight talk about emergency medicine with Dr. Rob Orman

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Down-to-earth clinical topics and what it really means to “work in the ED” with the legendary Rob Orman.

Manageable monthly episodes cover everything you need to know about what's current in EM, plus practice-changing information from Essentials of Emergency Medicine.

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Gannon Dudlar

Chicago, IL

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Rob always brings it back to "Ok, so what exactly do you do?" when he is interviewing people and as a community doc, I value practice over theory.

Steve Davis

Denver, CO

The content is great, and I've learned things that have helped me directly in clinical practice, from splinting to DKA. Dr. Orman covers more than just clinical medicine; he also covers lifestyle, night shifts, investing. Medicine is more than knowing pathophys and pharm--it's also about how to deal with people effectively and so much more.

Catherine Michael

Indianapolis, IN

St. Vincent Hospital

ERcast is informative, packing a lot into a short time. I enjoy the sense of camaraderie between the educators, the insider medical humor and the shared challenges that go along with practicing emergency medicine.

Cynthia Griffin

Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Medflight

Great host! Down to earth, asks the questions I'm thinking of, has a humble attitude and is funny and entertaining. It's obvious that Rob practices ED, which I appreciate since academics is nothing like community, and I need to know how to deal with patients without always having a consultant on hand.

Andrew Bonnell

I collect info from a large variety of sources, so I listen to a lot of the other stuff out there already. ERcast specifically provides guidance on not-strictly-EM/CC that I don't get elsewhere, like the anorexia nervosa or suicide risk assessment episodes. More of the human side of things.

Andy Lichtenheld

Minneapolis, MN

Hennepin County Medical Center

ERcast shaped the physician I aspired to be throughout medical school and now as a resident ERcast is like an old, trusted friend who sits down to share wisdom and knowledge that is as broad and variable as is the world of emergency medicine.

Joseph Colucci

Boston, MA

Student, Boston University School of Medicine

Rob focuses on relevant topics that aren't too hyper-technical. I've listened to the suicide risk assessment episode about a half-dozen times (all before med school!). Most importantly, Rob is a phenomenal educator who clearly puts time and effort into presenting his points effectively and engagingly. It works, and it's much appreciated.

This is the Sound of ERcast

Bonus Short - Novel Coronavirus

In this Hippo Education Short, Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Devang Patel sits down with our own Dr. Neda Frayha to discuss what we know so far about the new 2019-n-CoV coronavirus outbreak and what front-line clinicians can do if we suspect a patient of ours might have this viral illness.

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ERcast turns 10. Failure, Growth, Choices, and Karate

In this 10th anniversary special, GFOP Josh Russell, MD interviews Rob and digs deep into...failing at work, finding the right job (and being honest about the wrong one), Top Gun, origins of ERcast, why rectal foreign bodies was the subject of episode one, advice for young doctors, how failing a black belt test was a pivotal moment, guiding principles, and memento mori. This pod contains absolutely no clinical medical education. There is no CME credit for this episode.

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The Intensivist Strikes Back (at Potassium)

ED intensivist Ran Ran is aggressive when it comes to treating Hyper K. In response to our November 2018 episode 'Evidence Based Hyperkalemia Management',  Ran breaks down his steps when the K is high and the patient is deteriorating.

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ERcast/Essentials of Emergency Medicine 2020 - Fellowship Competition

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2020, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents anywhere in the world to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference May 21-23, 2020.

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What's included

  • Monthly content, released weekly
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  • 8+ Years of ERcast Archives

Rob Orman, MD

Attending Emergency Physician at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO and Santiam Hospital in Stayton, OR

A multiple award winning educator and lecturer, you may know Dr. Orman from EM:RAP or as the host of Essentials of Emergency Medicine and the ERcast podcast. His goal with ERcast is to demystify 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. Rob is a community emergency physician living in Bend, Oregon who loves cycling, reading, family, and binge-watching Netflix.

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