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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Testimonials

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

Indirect Impact of COVID-19 on Children

Children seem to be less affected than adults by the direct effects of COVID-19 infection, but the pandemic has brought forth other health risks to the pediatric population. Sol Behar interviews Oakland, CA based primary care pediatricians Celine Sparrow and Katie D’Harlingue about the indirect  impact of COVID-19 on children. Topics covered include home school and academic achievement, mental health issues, and nutrition/food insecurity. 

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The Boiling Point of Stress

None of us are immune from stress, especially now. This is a critical moment for us to look out not only for our own mental health but that of our colleagues. In this episode, Dr. Melissa Shepard sits down with Primary Care RAP host Dr. Neda Frayha for some real talk on the mental health challenges facing health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, and some concrete, tangible tools to help us get through this period. Spoiler alert: it’s more than yoga.

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COVID-19: Fundamentals of Critical Care

A critical care crash course with Mizuho Morrison and Scott Weingart.

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COVID-19: Dimers, Clots and DIC

Hematologist Tom Deloughery gives a primer on COVID-19 cytokine storm, d-dimer, DIC that leans toward thrombus, why some clots break through heparin, utility of low molecular weight heparin, and using TPA for ARDS (don’t get too excited on that one quite yet).

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  • 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

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.

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