A student affairs podcast as novel communication tool

  • Neda Frayha University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Jessica Brown University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Donna Parker University of Maryland School of Medicine

Abstract

Podcasts are prevalent within medical education, but not within medical student affairs. Our Office of Student Affairs (OSA) created a podcast focusing on topics relevant to the medical student experience. There have been over 20,000 downloads thus far. Survey responses and feedback have been positive and highlight the podcast’s utility as a communication tool, with 96% of respondents saying they would recommend this podcast to others. Given the mission of student affairs offices to advise, mentor, and educate students, a student affairs podcast is an exciting innovation for medical schools to consider.

Author Biographies

Neda Frayha, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Part-Time

Office of Student Affairs

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jessica Brown, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Donna Parker, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Published
2019-09-24
Section
You Should Try This