Welcome to the official BrainWaves podcast homepage. We’re glad to have you.
Let me start by thanking you for your attention and enthusiasm for clinical neurology. For over the past decade, neurology and neuroscience have grown from a passion of mine into a career. And I couldn’t be happier with this decision.
A brief note about me. My name is Jim Siegler, and I am originally from Little Rock, AR, but currently reside in Philadelphia, PA. Some of my earliest academic experience began as an editorial board member for the Neurology journal’s Resident & Fellow Section in 2015. Over the last 3 months, I have been putting together an educational podcast on various topics within neurology and the medical humanities. The purpose of our podcast is to provide an alternative and complementary method for medical education using topical reviews, case presentations, and interviews with experts across the field. While I consider myself the Editor-in-Chief of BrainWaves (so-to-speak), I’ve been lucky enough to recruit the support of 7 other residents who have helped me review some of the material and contribute topics of their own. In all, I think our podcast will make for a strong complement to any trainee’s medical education.
Using Soundcloud as the homepage for my RSS feed, I hope to broadcast weekly episodes on subjects in neurology that may be as specific as choosing an anticoagulant for stroke prevention or as general as spinal cord infections and causes of foot drop. We have also created a Twitter feed @BrainWavesAudio, and a facebook page in order to provide more frequent updates about the podcast and important publications within neurology. We have released 11 episodes to date, and have observed over 700 downloads already! I will try to keep you all posted as the podcast continues to grow its audience.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned to our new episodes as they are released on iTunes, and I’ll check in with you later.