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College of Osteopathic Medicine: Rotations: Audio Resources

This Research Guide puts together information that will be helpful to you while you are out on rotations.

ECG & Pulmomary Learning Resources

Below are selected audio resources available in the Library and free resources.

Auscultation Assistant
The Auscultation Assistant provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds in order to help medical students and others improve their physical diagnosis skills. Free resource.

Cardiac Auscultation (Heart Sounds) - audio CD available for regular checkout

Heart Songs 2 : perfect your cardiac auscultation skills with heart songs- 4 audio CD set available for regular checkout

Listening to the Heart : heart sounds and murmurs - 3 audio CD set available for regular checkout

Merck Manual Professional Online - Audio - audio files of heart sounds, heart murmurs and breath sounds. Cardiovascular disorders (27 files), Genitourinary disorders (1 file), Infectious diseases (3 files), Pediatrics (6 files), Pulmonary disorders (7 files). Free resource.

Pulmonary Breath Sounds
Free resource from East Tennessee State University. Dept of Physical Therapy. .wav files. Requires plug-in.

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Physical Exam - Inspection, Respiratory Rate, Rhythym and Effort -  Physical exam e-module focuses on how to inspect the thorax and extremities, palpation of the thorax and lung fields, percussion of the thorax and lung fields, and auscultation of the lung fields to include all lobes of the lungs.  Free resource from the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Six audio files with detailed description regarding significance of each abnormal finding - See more at:
Six audio files with detailed description regarding significance of each abnormal finding - See more at:

Basic Sciences Audio Resources

Audio Meds - audio CD of pronunciation & key information of approx. 200 frequently-prescribed generic & trade name drugs. Available for regular checkout.

Bacterial Pathogen Pronunciation Station - Audio files of gram positive organisms, gram negative organisms and bacteria difficult to gram stain. Requires QuickTime plugin. Free resource from A.T. Sill University of Health Sciences / Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Education & Medical Podcasts

D.O. or DO NOT podcast - A podcast centered on the osteopathic physician's journey. Created by students, for students.

EMCRIT Podcast - A discussion of emergency medicine, critical care.

EMRACast Medical Students - Advice for medical students interested in pursuing emergency medicine as a career.

EMRAP : Emergency Medicine Reviews & Perspectives - Useful advice on giving talks and educating medical students and residents in emergency medicine.

HEALTHONE EMS & Trauma Services Webinars
The HealthONE EMS Podcast provides the latest news in the EMS community. - free emergency medicine & critical care podcasts

Medical Spanish with Dr. Molly Martin

Medical 2.0 Pills - a wiki of podcasts in basic sciences, bioethics, cardiology, fitness & health, hematology & oncology, clinical medicine, medical lectures & reviews, microbiology & infectious diseases, neurology/neurosciences, pediatrics, podcasts for medical students, podcasts for patients, radiology, surgery & intensive care.

Merck Manuals Podcasts - Weekly podcasts of various patient symptoms. - Pediatrics for medical students.