The ERcast Podcast

Straight talk about emergency medicine. High yield. No nonsense.

ERcast demystifies the aspects of medicine that make us anxious, normalizes the seeming insanity of the job, and dissects the practices and thought processes of masters in the field.

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Easily-digestible episodes explore the most important challenges that clinicians face, from clinical topics to self-care.

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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.

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Pediatric COVID: Lit Review

Pediatricians Roy Benaroch and Geoff Simon break down the latest literature on Pediatric COVID-19.

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Race and Medicine - An Introduction

 In recent weeks, many of our medical organizations have released official statements declaring racism to be a public health crisis. In this introduction to Hippo Education’s new Race and Medicine audio series, Dr. Jay-Sheree Allen sits down with Primary Care RAP host Dr. Neda Frayha for a candid conversation exploring the definition and types of racism, the historical and present-day manifestations of racism in medicine, and potential strategies we all can incorporate into our daily practices to go beyond the hashtag and become true allies.   

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Facing Death in the Time of COVID-19 with Dr. BJ Miller

How are you coping with all of the death around us these days? In this Hippo Education update, Primary Care RAP host Dr. Neda Frayha interviews Dr. BJ Miller, a hospice and palliative care specialist at the University of California, San Francisco whose TED talk on what really matters at the end of life has been viewed over 10 million times. Along with Shoshana Berger, Dr. Miller is the co-author of the book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death and founder of the Center for Dying and Living. In this conversation, he helps us come to terms with our own mortality and provide better support to our patients at the end of life. 

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COVID Antibodies and Immunity

Dr. Mizuho Morrison & Dr.Jenny Beck Esmay both having had covid themselves, briefly discuss the clinical course and what presence of IgM vs. IgG signifies. They discuss what we currently know about antibody testing (national availability, reliability, sensitivity) as well as convalescent plasma transfusion (CPT) and criteria for donation vs. recipient.

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Rob Orman, MD

Attending Emergency Physician at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO

A multiple award winning educator and lecturer, you may know Dr. Orman as the host of Essentials of Emergency Medicine. 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.

What makes Hippo different?

At Hippo Education we’re committed to helping front-line medical professionals stay current, connected, and passionate. We’re a physician-founded, physician-run company focused on supporting a cadre of top-notch clinicians, like you.

Our energy goes toward recruiting the most astute and entertaining educators in medicine and providing them with every resource necessary to create the best education possible. Everything we make is specifically designed for busy medical professionals—it’s concise and segmented into easily digestible pieces to fit into your packed schedule. We believe the very best education is memorable and entertaining.

We continually invest in high-end, creative production and app technologies. We know your educational experience makes the difference—not only between passing and failing an exam, but often between life and death.

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