Zack, I know you may be at the point where you don’t need these reviews as much as before, but I’ve been listening long enough that I feel really compelled to leave my comment. I am a current 4th year medical students from University of Rochester. Listening to the episodes from beginning till now gave me a sense of how much effort you have put in the content and even pieces of your life while you were preparing them. To me, not only do these episodes euipped me with the necessary knowledge base for my rotation, but they also prepared me in so many real life ways that my medical school lectures never really got into, which are essential for my performance and learning in the emergency department setting, which is also what I think the most valuable aspect of the show. I can vaguely guestimate the time you spent brainstorming, writing and rehearsing each episode, every 10 min episode probably has hours of your time invested in them. I have listened to some of the more recent episodes, and am aware of the hard decisions you have been making. I just wanna say, as one of the many medical students who benefitted from your teaching since 2016, I am eternally thankful, and fully supportive of whatever decision you need to make. I am sure my fellow students would all agree with me that we want you to have full happiness and joy in both personal life and career, same as what you’ve always wished for us. To us, your wellness is a much higher priority than educating us, and you should prioritize similarly : ). And to be honest, I think you have already done enough for us, I personally believe these episodes can for sure sustantially accelerate a medical student’s maturation into resident, and still be effective for years into residency. Thank you again for the awesome education Zack and best of luck, I will always be grateful.
This podcast is easy to listen to everyday and gives great pearls. Love the new format! It’s fun and I’m learning so much. Thanks for all you do!
Thank you for jumpstarting my career
Dr. Olsen, THANK YOU for everything that you have done. As I’m listening to your latest episode now, I feel the need to reach out and thank you for helping me shine on m first away rotation. I received HONORS on my first EM rotation and was told my presentations are “accurate, concise and reliable”. Do you know why? I stumbled upon your podcast after talking with a classmate and decided to listen to the “How to crush your SLOE” series and I learned to present my patients in the ER from you. Before, my patient presentations were known to be detailed but wayyyyyy too long! Now, I have a strong grasp of what most attending a want to hear from med students’ presentations and I can deliver. Seeing as this is one of the most important skills in being a Med student, I have to give credit where it’s due for my Honors grade. YOU and your example of good presentations and how to essentially be an awesome ED team player, were instrumental in my success. I’m beyond excited about EM and so grateful for you and your energizing podcast. You’re the man.
You ROCK 5 stars!!
I switched into EM LATE from Anesthesia and snagged a SUBI and was panicking about how to prepare. This podcast is freaking golden and has taught me SOOOO MUCH. I’ve listened to every episode and most of them I’ve listened to over 3x. They’re quick yet full of pertinent info like a good presentation should be!! I really feel prepared for my SubI that I’m starting next week! Will let you know how it goes! Thanks so much for these gems. You’re an amazing human being and an even better EM Physician!!! Wooo!!!
2nd year interested in EM
I am a second year and I listen to your podcast in my car. It is a great compliment for my lectures.. I love the Alteplase 9min segment. Thank you!!
Perfect for Sub I's
this podcast has really helped me learn while on my EM Sub I, thank's so much Zack, keep up the hard work, it's really helping me out
Great for PAs too!
I’m a new grad PA in the ER and love listening to these podcasts! Super helpful quick summaries.
Solid Gold EM Podcast
As a medical student, this has been my favorite podcast relating to emergency medicine. Solid topics with a good variety that will help prepare you for your time in the ED. Zack does a fantastic job breaking things down into evidence based, easy-to-listen-to podcasts that also touch on things that you’d otherwise only hear from a close mentor. Definitely worth subscribing!
Ted Burningham MD
I have been working EM locums for 7 years. I have been listening to medical podcasts for 6-7 years, and I HIGHLY recommend for medical students and also ESPECIALLY for EM residents, PA’s and NP’s, this podcast above all others as this is the BEST source to become familiar with emergency medicine. Zack LOVES EM, and is VERY informative and teaches very high yield info in a short time. Perfect for quick review as you first see a new patient and do NOT know where to begin your work up and/or assessment and plan, to present to your attending. You will shine on your EM rotation and stand out among other EM residents early on if you listen to and follow his quick, but very up to date points. Zack obviously studies A LOT and seriously knows emergency medicine VERY well, and because of this, he makes difficult cases so easy to understand. Plus, his warm and fun personality will KEEP you listening. Just check it out.....you will NOT be disappointed! Also, tell others who are studying emergency medicine, and are trying to learn a lot in a short time about this podcast. They will think YOU are brilliant! Well done Zack.
Hands down - best EM podcast for students that I’ve come across. I am sad that I’m almost finished with the episodes. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED
Thanks for the incredible podcast!
These podcasts are fantastic. Starting my EM rotation soon and these have been a gold mine. Highly recommend to anyone considering listening!
Best podcast for school I’ve found so far. Excellent teaching.
To the point
Lots of great info on how to work up a patient in the ED. 2nd year Med student-> Intern this is perfect for you. I'll be an intern in a few months and there has been some great reminders of proper patient workup. Great companion for EM Basic!
Update: love it even more after the new format.
This is such a wonderful, organized, high-yield podcast for anyone wanting to learn more about emergency medicine topics. Really appreciate your time and dedication, Zack!
One of my favorite medical podcast to listen too. It’s short and to the point with many high yield tips and first hand experience from the doc. Keep up the great work!
Nice review but...rhythemERS?
You're killing me! 🤣 Also, I'm a medic who is reviewing for my (too many) now recert classes (when I first took ACLS Levophed was on the way out and we called it "leaveEMdead") and thought it was straight forward but, if your reviewing for ACLS class, know your H&T's! Thanks!
What a teacher!
I love the format of this podcast! Quick, high yield, easy to follow, full of pearls...it’s perfect! Thank you Zach Olsen for a brilliant and entertaining learning tool!
I have been listening to Zach’s podcast since the first day of my rotation and it has easily been one of the greatest educational resources I have encountered in med school. The topics are well done in a timely manner (10 minutes or less) and they simplify even the most advanced of EM topics. If you want to do well in your clerkship, this is an absolute must!
Best EM Clerkship podcast
I love this podcast. Has been so useful and helpful for my EM clerkship and am learning every episode. It’s my favorite medical podcast I’ve heard to date. It’s short enough to keep interest and long enough to explain the basics.
Concise and simple
Love how short straightforward and simple it is. I’m only about 15 episodes in from when it began, however it’s all I listen to while I drive.
Love this Podcast
I am a nurse in the emergency department and I feel so much more confident after listening to this podcast. I love the bite-sized, information-packed, easy-to-understand explanations. I feel like a more useful part of the team and more confident speaking with my patients and physicians. Keep the amazing content coming!
Straightforward no frills EM basics. Good stuff
Thanks for your time.
New PA in the ER, excellent quality for topic-based review.
Perfect for a 3rd year medical student. I have no intentions of going into ER medicine and I find this very helpful
Love this podcast!
I’m an ER nurse and I love the amazing and understandable ER information I receive through these podcasts! Thanks Zack!
Great app even for NP certification review!
i started listening to EM clerkship podcast about a week prior to my NP exam and i wished i learned about it sooner. nevertheless, it absolutely helped me with my certification exam and passed it on the first try. the topics are straight to the point and focus only on the important things you need to know.
I am a nurse and I absolutely love Zack! I wish I worked with him. He is a better teacher than most of my teachers in nursing school. I plan on continuing my education and this podcast helps me confirm my passion for EM and Trauma. Thank you Dr Zack for taking time from your busy life to help us. You’re amazeballs!
I wish Zach was my attending
This guy is fantastic. I have learned so much from him. I'm on round two going through this podcast again just before 2nd round of boards.
Excellent for Externships
Zach breaks down all topics to a quick, high yield, need to know summary for students. I’ve definitely remembered some tidbits from each episode hat have impressed attendings on my shift. Worth the 10 minutes per episode!
Couldn't be better!
Zack does an incredible job breaking down EM topics to a handful of key points. I'm crediting him for my stellar grades on all three EM rotations. Thanks, Zack!
Concise, to the point
Everything in this podcast is all you need when u practice in ED. He doesn’t waste ur time, straight to the point and easy to learn
Dr. Olson breaks down all of the highest yield EM topics exactly how you need it as a medical school student. I really appreciate the honesty and realism that we need to use every opportunity to look good in front of our attendings while at the same time giving us the tools we’ll need to help our patients. Also as an MSII helps me contextualize all of these topics helping me remember things for STEP1. Can’t wait to apply all of these things on my EM clerkship! Thanks so much Dr. Olson!!!
Melissa T. from Texas
I am a new ER NP and have worked as an ER Nurse for 6 years. After graduation I recently stumbled across your podcast and I have to say it’s the best. I especially love the podcast summaries for each topic that I can print. I appreciate you and have learned so much. I tell all my coworkers about you!
3rd year med student benefitting mightily from this podcast
If the 105 other people giving 5 stars haven't convinced you, i'm not sure i'll be able to. With that being said, if you listen one of Zack's episodes, I'm sure he will.
This podcast is truly excellent. Zack hones in on all the relevant information you want to know before you start your EM clerkship, while delivering it with the right amount of levity and enthusiasm to keep you tuned in and excited for the next episode. I look forward to my walk to and from the hospital now, because it means more podcast time and laughing weirdly to myself as I pass people on the street (see: "Circulation" episode - the high pressure scenario). Highly recommended 👍
Great podcast for third year rotations
Easy to follow, and the information helps to quickly expand my differential diagnoses when seeing a patient in the acute setting. Great for MS3's who find it hard to synthesize their prior step 1 knowledge into patient care.
Great companion for my clerkship
Each episode is the perfect length to keep your attention. He cuts through the complexity to give you what you need to know in a memorable way, at med student level. Growing diversity of topics. An amazing podcast.
THANK YOU ZACK YOU ARE AWESOME
This Podcast helped me and saved me so many times in my 3rd year! Highly recommended for anyone interesed in EM OR if you wanna ace your EM clerkship! Concise, step-wise approach with enough details for a medical student level to survive. Thank you Zack and Please contine making this amazing Podcast !
A & L
I’m an EMT/FF and this podcast has made me so much better at my job. I better understand what MD/RN will anticipate on arrival at the ED. It’s short but rich. Just what you need to know about the topics. Keep up the great work, Zack!!
NOT JUST FOR MED STUDENTS!!!
I am a family practice doctor and love this podcast. Zack has an organized way of analyzing problems and combines this with with a great sense of humor and awesome personality. Segments are quick and not overwhelming. I am involved in medical education and strongly recommend my students download this podcast. Family doctors are faced with similar problems that come in to the ER and this helps me not miss the life threatening ones. I also love Zack's honesty. He is briliant but will admit when he "kills sim patients" and when he had problems with burn out. Even though this podcast is not just for med students I would be sad if he changed his first line..."Hello med students my name is Zack Olson and thank you for downloading this episode of the EM clerkship podcast".
The zack attack strike pack has taught me tons.
These podcasts have been very helpful, thank you so much Zack for making time to do this! I'm a new subscriber, and your mnemonics and organized, step by step approach to health issues are a great review and have helped me reinforce prior learnings. I'll be tuning in weekly- Please keep pumping these out!
Knights swag 18
I have only listened to three so far and these are the best. So helpful!! Please keep them coming!!
Best EM podcast for medical students
I was told about this podcast by another medical student earlier this year. I have no listened to every available episode and my only regret is that I didn’t know about it sooner. I’m also a huge fan of Roshcast so I was super pumped to find out about the collaboration between the two podcasts. Recommending to all of my fellow EM bound classmates and underclassmen interested in EM!
I'm a new paramedic, this podcast does a great job of giving the quick and dirty on a lot emergency med topics. Really good review
Great resource for casually getting a jump on clerkships!
I've been using this series as a refresher course and study aid before going back to clerkships after the research portion of an MD-PhD program. My confidence is up; my anxiety is down. I'd recommend it to MS-1s and MS-2's as well as those currently in their EM clerkships just for that reason.
The approach summaries for each episode are great for cementing what you listen to while running, cooking, etc.
Thanks for working so hard on this, Zack.
This podcast is so pithy and well thought out. A lot of planning clearly goes into every episode and this was a godsend in the midst of my ED rotation when I felt burned out from third year and felt like I might go crazy if I had to keep reading all the time. Love the style and content!!!
This is an amazing podcast for both students and interns in my opinion. I used it through my fourth year auditions and now am using it as an intern. Highly recommended to all interested in EM!!!
Such a great podcast. Dr. Olson has so much great info for medical students who want to do well in their EM rotations. You will also benefit from identifying any emergency issues in your other rotations. Quick, and to the point too!
Short, Concise, and detailed. I currently working as an EMT and am applying to medical school. I listen to these on the way to work. The content keeps me thinking didacticly and gives me more insight to what care is like post abulance transport. I highly recommend to anyone who might function as an EMT, Medic, or RN who is or wants to be in the field of Emergency Medicine.