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As the health care industry and medical practice evolves, so, too, do WSMA’s efforts to ensure our members’ professional development. The WSMA is pleased to announce more additions to its growing list of podcasts, many of which offer continuing education credit.

Unless otherwise indicated, WSMA-produced podcasts are available on the WSMA website and via WSMA Podcasts, the official WSMA podcast channel on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Health Equity in Medicine Podcast with Edwin Lindo, JD

Free member benefit meets state requirement for health equity CME.

Edwin Lindo, JD

The WSMA has collaborated with Edwin Lindo, JD, to produce engaging health equity education that fulfills the Washington state requirement of two hours in health equity continuing education at least once every four years.

In this four-part audio miniseries, Lindo covers the history of racism in medicine and the impacts of the medical profession on health equity. He shares how some of your colleagues have tackled these thorny issues, structurally and individually, and gives you ideas on how to incorporate equity principles into practice. 

Episode 1: Definitions and Background
Episode 2: Impact of Medical Profession on Health Equity
Episode 3: Individual Interventions with Estell Williams, MD
Episode 4: Structural Interventions with Mabel Bodell, MD, and Bindu Nayak, MD

The entire four-part program totals 2.5 hours (meeting the state requirement). 

The Health Equity in Medicine Miniseries with Edwin Lindo, JD, is available now. Nonmember pricing is available.  

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Better Prescribing, Better Treatment Podcast with Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD

Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, FACEP

Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, is your host for the WSMA Better Prescribing, Better Treatment Podcast. Each episode features conversations with guest physician leaders from across specialties and systems on how we reduce the dependence on opioids for pain management where appropriate, help those suffering with chronic conditions safely, and help those with addiction.

This continuing education podcast supports the goals of the Better Prescribing, Better Treatment safe-prescribing program. Free episodes are available on the Better Prescribing, Better Treatment Podcast webpage and available via WSMA Podcasts, the official WSMA podcast channel on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Episode highlights include

  • Opioids and Obstetrics with Nariman Heshmati, MD
  • Opioids in Pediatrics with Daniel Low, MD
  • Opioids in Cancer-Related Pain with Camille Puronen, MD, and Ran Huo, MD
  • Opioids and Health Equity with Rae Wright, MD
  • Opioids in Emergency Medicine with Áine Yore, MD, and Stephen Anderson, MD
  • Opioids in General Surgery with John Lam, MD
  • Opioids and Risk Management with Rabia Ahmad, JD
  • Opioids and Nurse Practitioners with Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP
  • And many more.

All 17 episodes and counting are available via or on podcast channels. Each podcast is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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