If you were to take a look at my bookcases, you would classify me as a book hoarder. Yes, it’s true I have been collecting book. Some have been with me since college. Books have so much information, and I have always felt a bit paranoid about throwing them away and then not having them for a critical piece of information that I need.
The always-innovative, premiere educator Dr. Rob Rogers (Univ of Maryland) is hosting an international faculty development conference in November 2011. I’m guessing that this course is also open to U.S. physicians as well.
- Several have commented that it is getting increasingly difficult to find a card that they are searching for. There are over 100 cards now! So, I managed to figure out how to embed a Google Doc spreadsheet into the blog, which now allows you to sort and search for particular cards (minor HTML coding necessary). This list will permanently live on the Paucis Verbis page.
At the recent International Conference in Emergency Medicine (ICEM), the professorial Dr. Mike Cadogan (Life In The Fast Lane) gave a talk on Social Media in Medicine. Thanks to Dr. Andy Neill (Emergency Medicine Ireland) for recording this. See below for the 36 minute video. Well worth a watch.
I recently got a comment on the blog asking why people need to use Twitter, if they’re already following blogs. I thought I would open this up to the blogosphere.
I personally use my Twitter account (@M_Lin) for a variety of reasons:
- I tweet the link to my blog whenever there is a new post (I just tweeted a link to this post!)
- Scan quick, real-time information from clinicians I trust
- Know “what’s hot” in EM, medical education, and education technologies
- Learn of new blogs and websites which I didn’t know about
- Quickly check tweets on-the-fly on my iPhone during downtimes
- Make new friends who I then meet in person at EM conferences!
Please comment below and include your Twitter name, if possible. I’d love to know why (or why you don’t) use Twitter.