7 Trending Medical YouTube Channels to Help You Study

March 30, 2015

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The learning potential of the internet is incredible, but finding the best content can be overwhelming. YouTube is a great example. There's an unending supply of channels and videos that deal with medicine and the healthcare field. Many of them are a waste of your time. Some, however, can serve as incredible resources for aspiring healthcare professionals.

If you love medicine as much as we do, we know you'll dig our 7 favorite medical YouTube channels — they'll make learning medicine simple and palatable, and dare we say it, enjoyable.

1. MedCramVideos


This is the one of the best places to find easily digestible medical lectures to prepare for your exams. MedCramVideos is ranked as one of the most popular medical YouTube channels featuring educational videos. With its simple illustrations and clear explanations, it's no wonder students are flocking.

The content covers topics like signs, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments. It's a great learning resource for students and practicing healthcare professionals alike. Regular viewers report that following this channel has cut their learning curve in half.

The channel’s host, Dr. Roger Seheult, is a clinical and exam preparation instructor. His lectures are perfect if you're preparing for the USMLE, MCAT, PANCE, NCLEX, NAPLEX, NDBE, RN, RT, MD, DO, PA, NP, and various other exams.

2. iMedicalSchool


“Welcome to your medical school on YouTube!” — this introduction says it all. Like the previous channel on our list, iMedicalSchool focuses on easy-to-understand explanations and simple visuals. The only major difference that sets it apart from MedCramVideos is the style of the content.

If you struggle with medical terminology or simply want to take some time off from the textbooks, iMedicalSchool is a fun way to learn about complicated medical subjects. Even people not employed in the healthcare field will have an easy time understanding most of the material.

The channel focuses on topics like: Endocrinology, Hematology, Radiology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Biochemistry and Infectious Diseases.

3. Armando Hasudungan's Medical Channel

Armando Hasudungan’s Medical Channel

This is a great place to learn more about embryology, neurology, nephrology, cell biology, the reproductive system, pharmacology or microbiology. Apart from the clear explanations of complex topics, the beautiful hand-drawn images are what really make this YouTube channel unique.

The voice behind the camera belongs to Armando Hasudungan, a medical student who appears to manage the channel on his own. Most of the videos he uploads are targeted to other medical students and healthcare professionals.

4. One Minute Medical School

One Minute Medical School

Like the name of the channel suggests, here you’ll find one minute educational videos that answer various health, medical, or biology questions. The friendly face you see on each video belongs to Dr. Rob Tarzwell, a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Tarzwell often addresses everyday questions, providing simple explanations and avoiding medical jargon. When he ventures into in-depth, complicated topics on occasion, his preferred subjects are nuclear medicine, radiobiology, musculoskeletal disorders, and cardio-respiratory medicine.

5. Interactive Biology

Interactive Biology

If you're interesting in how your body works, this YouTube channel is for you. It's all about human anatomy and the way our bodies function and interact with our environment. The level of medical terminology is relatively low, while the quality of the visuals is very high.

Whether you’re applying for a hospital job and want to freshen up your memory, or you're genuinely interested in anatomy outside of any professional aspirations, you’ll find these YouTube videos very engaging. Of course, you can't rely on them entirely. The videos are not meant to be prepare you for a medical exam or a test so make sure you supplement them with some good textbook review before sharpening your number 2 pencil.

Interactive Biology covers topics like kinesiology, pathology, the nervous system, the circulatory system, the muscular system, and even high school biology.

6. Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School

This medical YouTube channel is managed by Harvard Medical School (HMS). It covers a broad range of topics in the fields of medical sciences, technology, and innovation. Most videos feature Harvard alumni and lecturers addressing various issues in the health education and research sector.

The tone of the content is formal and serious, and the material is clearly professional and nicely edited. The content is mostly informative, and is not meant to be explicitly educational, but since the topics are nicely summarized and rarely stretch over five minutes, it's a great channel for those of you who want to get the straight facts quickly.

7. NIH US National Library of Medicine

NIH US National Library of Medicine

Hosting a number of vintage videos from the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), this channel is a blast from the past! You can view educational videos from the 1930s and the Second World War. Browse through the history of medicine and explore rare authentic material.

The material could be extremely interesting to people who want to learn more about the history of medicine. There are also a few video guides that explain how to navigate and find information on the NLM homepage.

If there are any other medical YouTube channels you follow, please let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to learn about other great learning resources on YouTube!