Reviewed and revised 6 February 2014
Still not convinced that you should be involved in FOAM?
In this talk I explore the facts, fallacies and foibles of ‘Free Open Access Med(ical edu)cation’ and hope to convince you that FOAM cannot be ignored and that you have a moral imperative to get involved.
I recorded the video for the first Slovenian emergency medicine trainees’ conference (@SolaUrgence on Twitter), being held at the University Clinical Centre in Maribor, 6th and 7th December 2013. This talk formed the basis for a review article subsequently published in Emergency Medicine Australasia titled ‘Free Open-Access Medical education (FOAM) for emergency physicians’.
Here are the slides:
Here is the audio only version:
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References and Links
- Berger E. Web 2.0 in emergency medicine; specialty embracing the future of medical communication. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Apr;59(4):21-23A. PubMed PMID: 22553857. [Free Full Text]
- Greene J. Social Media and Physician Learning: Is It All Twitter? Ann Emerg Med. 2013;Nov;62(5):11-13A [Free Full Text]
- Prober CG, Heath C. Lecture halls without lectures–a proposal for medical education. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 3;366(18):1657-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1202451. PubMed PMID: 22551125. [Free Full Text]
- Reiter DA, Lakoff DJ, Trueger NS, Shah KH. Individual interactive instruction: an innovative enhancement to resident education. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jan;61(1):110-3. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.02.028. Epub 2012 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 22520994.
- Shaw G. Don’t Call It Social Media: FOAM and the Future of Medical Education. Emergency Medicine News Feb 2013 doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000427050.81739.a1 [Full Text]
- Young PJ, Nickson CP, Gantner DC. Can social media bridge the gap between research and practice? Crit Care Resusc. 2013 Dec;15(4):257-9. PubMed PMID: 24289505.
- The flipped classroom might just be the future of medicine (KevinMD)
- From Hippocrates To Osler to FOAM
- EMCC Blog update
- EMCC Podcast update
- Information Overload
- Is FOAM at fault?
- GoogleFOAM | The FOAM Search Engine
- NEJM Decolonization Paper: You’ve changed the Stats! (ICN)
- Peter Safar’s Laws for the Navigation of Life
- Ten Tips for FOAM Beginners (iTeachEM)
- The LITFL Review
- We don’t need no FOAM Curriculum
- Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
- BroomeDocs (remote general practice blog not included in the talk, but well worth checking out for its emergency medicine content)
- Critical Care Reviews
- CritIQ blog
- DerangedPhysiology.com (darn it, I missed this out in the talk… sorry!)
- Don’t Forget the Bubbles
- Emergency Medicine Literature of Note
- EM Pills
- EMJClub Emergency Medicine Podcast (great journal club from Washington University — not included in the talk)
- Free Emergency Medicine Talks
- FOAMem (RSS feed of all things FOAM)
- Infoamatica (coming soon!)
- Intensive Care Network
- Maryland CC Project
- Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine
- SMACC and the SMACC podcast
- SMART EM
- St Emlyn’s
- The Poison Review (I missed this out in the talk… sorry Leon!)
- Trauma Professional’s Blog (I missed this too — sorry Michael!)
- Ultrasound Podcast