Pre-Med Resource of the Day: The Doc C Podcast

Posted By: Paul   |   Learning Resources   |   6 Comments

Anatomy and Physiology with Doc CStruggling to keep up with anatomy and physiology?  Or do you just need a refresher?  Well, today’s your lucky day.

Today’s resource of the day is truly awesome:  Dr. Gerald Cizadlo of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth Minnesota.  “Doc C,” as he is known by his students, is a great lecturer, and his talks are available for free in podcast form.  (If you don’t know what a podcast is, it’s an audio program that is free, and is easily played on an ipod, other MP3 player, or your computer.)  Doc C is a skilled and entertaining speaker who makes the hard concepts clear through great metaphors and explanations.  Each lecture is about an hour, and they are always interesting!  Download links follow:

Anatomy & Physiology |   Advanced Physiology |   Embryology Biology of Aging |

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Pathophysiology |   Endocrinology

Here’s my recommendation:

Download a few of Doc C’s lectures pop in your ear buds, go for a walk, and learn.  Yes, that’s right.


PS: about 1/3 of my PA school class supplemented their pathophysiology course with Doc C’s pathophysiology lectures.




  1. Seth January 15, 2011 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Crazy… I went to St. Scholastica and did cadaver labs. He wasn’t my professor but he was still in the lab quite often. He’s incredibly intelligent and was simply amazing at dissection!

  2. Sarah G January 16, 2011 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Wow, great collection. I just wish I had these before starting school – now I’m trying to figure out how to fit them into my day! Thanks!

    • Paul January 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Glad you like. Yeah, it’s rough. I need to do a piece on time management. I will say I take a lot of walks – good for learning a la Doc C and others, and for stress reduction.

  3. K.C. January 28, 2011 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Your blog is great! I am interested in becoming a PA and things like this are very helpful! I plan on listening to these podcasts. Thanks!

    • Paul January 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Glad to have you with us – we’ll keep the good stuff coming.

  4. Greg June 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Dr. C is absolutely amazing!! I just completed my BSN in nursing, and passed my RN exam. I wasn’t a “science guy” before starting my prerequisites…BUT, I found Dr. C’s podcasts, downloaded ALL the Anatomy & Physiology lectures, then, ALL the Pathophyiology lectures…and listened to them multiple times. And like you mention at the end of your post above, GET OUT of the house…I took walks…listening to them, put them on and listened at bedtime, or while doing chores, etc. The best thing about Dr. C is his way of making you UNDERSTAND the material…he’s big on that…memorization is useless. I do some tutoring, and find my pupils raving about how I explain things, and I am always quick to admit that it is because of Dr. C’s lectures…and the way HE explained it…CANNOT thank him enough…he got me to where i am today…an RN with a very solid understanding of what goes on in the body…and a curiosity to keep learning. Dr. C…you are THE MAN.

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