USF Infectious Disease podcast series now on iTunes
An infectious diseases video podcast series, produced by the USF Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine, has been published in the iTunes music store library. Joining the exclusive ranks of Johns Hopkins and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USF provides one of the few academically-sponsored regular infectious disease podcast series offered as a free download through iTunes.
The Division’s educational initiative can serve as a model for the other College of Medicine departments and divisions interested in incorporating instructional technology into their educational programs.
The clinical teaching sessions with USF Health faculty range between 15 minutes to one hour in length and cover a wide range of infectious disease topics, including meningitis syndromes in a format helpful for board review and the top 10 most influential events in the history of infectious disease medicine.
The iTunes store is the world’s largest online music store and the largest music retailer in the United States, with more than 50 million users. The iTunes music store is now available in at least 25 countries with many more to come this year. “A USF College of Medicine podcast series on iTunes will expand our potential audience into the millions worldwide and will permit many more viewers to see the incredible quality of our teaching at USF Health.” said Site Co-creator and Webmaster Richard L. Oehler, MD, FIDSA.
To access the Infectious Disease podcast series in Itunes, select “Itunes Store” from the program and enter “Infectious diseases” in the search window. The USF podcast series will appear as one of the listings from the search.
Newsbrief by Julian Corvin, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine