(SOURCE)(Edmonton) A University of Alberta podcast series that went viral in its first year is taking the next step: from podcast to app for tablets and smartphones.
The Surgery 101 series burst on to the scene last year, racking up more than 100,000 downloads within its first year of operation. The podcasts were meant as learning tools for University of Alberta medical students, giving them the need-to-know basics of specific surgeries, but were soon downloaded by curious listeners from 100 countries worldwide. The series, started by Jonathan White in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, now receives an average of 1,000 to 2,000 downloads a day—and the creators are approaching 500,000 downloads total. See another story about this viral spread of surgical podcasting.
-with Seamus McHugh, Mark Corrigan