Tampa, FL, October 22nd – USF Health’s IDPodcasts Youtube Channel, a production of the Division of Infectious Diseases of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, announced this week that it has reached its one millionth lifetime view milestone as of October 20, 2019. Although this number is modest in comparison to top 100 YouTube channel rankings with millions of subscribers, IDPodcasts’ subscriber base is #1 among all YouTube Channels belonging to the University of South Florida or its medical affiliates. IDPodcast’s YouTube channel first went online on January 13, 2012, and now has almost 7,000 subscribers.
Although it took more than seven years to reach one million views, according to social media statistics aggregator SocialBlade.com, IDPodcasts’ YouTube channel is projected to double its lifetime views to 2,000,000 by August, 2020, and to achieve its 10,000 subscriber milestone by next summer.
In addition to the latest podcasts obtained from IDPodcast’s website (www.idpodcasts.net), ID Podcast’s YouTube audience can select from more than 250 podcasts taken from IDPodcast’s 12 year history of broadcasting infectious diseases content online. IDPodcasts leverages the talent and teaching skills of the USF Health’s Infectious Diseases (ID) medical faculty and fellows to present compelling ID content for its audience. Select invited national thought leaders in infectious diseases such as Henry Chambers, MD, and Debbie Goff, Pharm.D., have also provided content over the years.
All of IDPodcast’s content is provided free to users, is self-sponsored, and is open access across the online universe. In addition to the YouTube Channel, IDPodcasts offers its content via smartphone and tablet apps, an iTunes Podcast series, and its website. New apps are currently under production for 2019 to bring an enhanced state-of-the-art IDPodcasts listening experience to the latest smartphone devices and tablets.
IDPodcasts was co-founded in 2007 by Dr. Richard L. Oehler, Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and Dr. John T. Sinnott, current Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine at USF. Dr. Oehler has been its editor-in chief and webmaster since its inception.