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GeriPal Podcast CME

It’s been a big year for the GeriPal podcast.  We’ve published 45 podcasts in 2023 and have had a total of 400,000 downloads, plus another 40,000 views on YouTube. We’ve added a TikTok channel, and we’ve surpassed our fundraising goal of $30,000 to offset production costs for each episode (we are still accepting, though, tax-deductible donations to support future podcasts!)

We couldn’t have done this without the amazing support of our listeners and donors. So, to thank everyone, we are happy to announce the biggest change to the GeriPal podcast since we started the show.  We are going to be offering CME in 2024!

How will CME work for the podcast? We’ve partnered with the UCSF Office of CME to offer for a small fee ($100) AMA PRA Category 1 credit for podcast episodes (which should work for most physicians, nurses, NPs, and PAs).  We are aiming for about half of our podcasts to have CME credit attached to them for the year, each one designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, so that would be about 20 credits per year if all goes well for the $100 fee.  If you don’t want to claim credit, no need to sign up, as GeriPal has always been and will always be free to listen to.

To register for CME click here To claim credit, go to the episode webpage after listening to the podcast.  If that podcast is CME eligible there will be a note and a link to claim credit. 

Thank you all and wishing you a very happy new year filled with GeriPal joy.

Alex and Eric

PS: here are the top 10 podcasts of the year based on most downloads in the first 30 days of publication:

  1. Gabapentinoids – Gabapentin and Pregabalin: Tasce Bongiovanni, Donovan Maust and Nisha Iyer – 
  2. Is Hospice Losing Its Way: A Podcast with Ira Byock and Joseph Shega
  3. The Angry Patient: A podcast with Dani Chammas and Keri Brenner
  4. Sleep problems and Insomnia in Serious Illness: A Podcast with Cathy Alessi and Brienne Miner
  5. Dignity at the End of Life: A Podcast with Harvey Chochinov
  6. AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use: A Podcast with Todd Semla and Mike Steinman
  7. Psychedelics – reasons for caution: Stacy Fischer, Brian Anderson, Theora Cimino
  8. The Language of Serious Illness: A Podcast with Sunita Puri, Bob Arnold, and Jacqueline Kruser
  9. Time for Geriatric Assessments in Cancer Care: William Dale, Mazie Tsang, and John Simmons
  10. Amyloid Antibodies and the Role of the Geriatrician: Nate Chin, Sharon Brangman, and Jason Karlawish


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