What is an academic career like?
There's a frequent livestream video talk show named PodChatLive that is for the regular learning of Podiatry practitioners and also other clinical disciplines that will be interested in podiatry and the feet. The show is live on Facebook after which it is later revised and uploaded to YouTube for longer term watching. Each episode includes a different guest or number of guests to speak about some other issue each time. Questions are answered live by the hosts and the guests through the chat on the live show on Facebook. Furthermore, there's a PodCast recording of every single show found on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast providers. They have developed a substantial following which keeps growing. PodChatLive may very well be one of the ways during which podiatry practitioners can get free continuing education hours or continuing medical education credits (CME's).
There is lots of interest in the show from podiatry academics where there have been numerous guests on the stream who hold university posts. Among the early guests was, Emma Cowley and this proved to be a very popular livestream and it was leading for a while in having the most views on YouTube. In this episode Emma mentioned what university life is like for a podiatrist, particularly for those who are considering that as a career option. Emma pointed out how she juggles her university job, researching for her own PhD and how she deals with still to do and enjoy some private clinical practice work. She presented the viewers insight in what it is like for undergrad students these days, especially in the context of social media and the way they may be used to improve a students studying. She talked about what her favourite paper of 2017 was and how bright the long run for Podiatric meetings is looking. There is also quite a chat about all of the different logical misconceptions thrown in too.