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Show & Tell Presentation Regular Presentation

Medical Student Life In Japan - A Podcast Is Born

Sat, Jun 5, 14:45-15:15 Asia/Tokyo

Our small medical university prides itself in having a program for 2nd year students to travel to countries across the globe to participate in a research clerkship. The program includes a two-semester advanced English class prior to departure. However, the program was suddenly canceled last year due to the pandemic. This forced me to reconsider the contents of the class. I decided to create a new class on the fly that would allow students to not only continue to improve their English skills, but also communicate with people around the world. This was the genesis of English communication - Podcasts & Podcasting. Essentially, this course introduces podcasting, a medium for communication rapidly growing in popularity around the world, to students and leads to a class-created podcast. With that, the Medical Student Life in JAPAN podcast was born. This presentation will show you how we created it in detail and tell you about the challenges and successes we have encountered along the way. I will also walk you through all of the devices and technologies used so that you will be able to try something similar at your own institutions.

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  • Michael Blodgett

    I am a full-time lecturer at Nara Medical University. I am currently interested in enhancing English communication through podcasts. Here is the podcast we will be presenting about: https://anchor.fm/michael-blodgett5 Please have a listen! If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at mwblodgett@naramed-u.ac.jp

  • Yuriko Daijo

    I'm a third year medical student. I've been learning English using a podcast in a class. I'm looking forward to introducing our activity.