Cape Town Emergency Medicine YouTube Channel

By |Feb 6, 2013|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

In line with the philosophy and awesomeness of FOAM, Dr. Almero Oosthuizen and the EM Physicians at Cape Town South Africa have created the EM Cape Town YouTube Channel for the purposes of demonstrating critical EM procedures. This great series was created with zero budget, limited time, and only with the use of an iPhone for recording purposes. This group is very passionate about teaching, and it shows through the videos. […]

Website: Emergency Board Review

By |Jan 26, 2013|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The emergency board in-training exam is a standardized exam that takes place every year in most if not all of the EM residency programs in the United States. It is administered on the last Wednesday in February. The exam is administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). The knowledge assessed by this exam is what’s expected from residents in their third year of residency. According to ABEM there is a strong correlation between the in-training score and passing of the boards. […]

Bridging the quality gap: Becoming a peer-reviewed blog

By |Jan 15, 2013|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

We are now a peer-reviewed blog. It starts today. I have been frustrated (in a good way) by the recent social media discussions (see BoringEM.com) about how social media content is viewed with a skeptical eye by medical educators, academicians, and professionals because of the lack of formal quality-control mechanisms. […]

New video series: P-Videos by Dr. Jeremy Faust

By |Jan 2, 2013|Categories: Life|Tags: |

Welcome to the blog Dr. Jeremy Faust, who is currently an emergency medicine resident from Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center. He’s a frequent contributor to ACEP News, a proud proponent of Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed), and a classical musician and producer. We extremely lucky to have Jeremy join our ALiEM blog team. What are P-Videos? […]

Twitter is the digital watercooler in Medicine

By |Dec 16, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

I just don’t have time to join Twitter. Are you serious, Twitter? Being in the minority of medical providers who use Twitter for work, these are common responses I hear. I would make the counter argument that it has given me opportunities to learn, collaborate, and share on a much more efficient level.  […]

Eavesdrop into LIVE International EM Faculty Development Conference

By |Nov 13, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

Today is the second day of the International EM Faculty Development and Teaching Course hosted at the University of Maryland by Dr. Rob Rogers and Dr. Amal Mattu. Although unable to attend, I have been able to be a virtual participant in real-time for many parts of the large-group didactic sessions. Have you heard of Livestream? […]

Welcome new blog team member: Dr. Nikita Joshi

By |Nov 9, 2012|Categories: Life|

Welcome our newest team member on the blog with a specific focus on teaching about Medical Education, Dr. Nikita Joshi! She is a graduating EM resident, pursuing a career in academics. "My goal with this blog is to share ideas, thoughts, and experiences about teaching. Teaching is after all one of our most sacred and treasured skills as clinicians. I hope to ignite the same passion I have with the readers and to engage in insightful dialogue."

I joined Twitter. Now what? (Tutorial video #1 – iPhone)

By |Nov 8, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

There has been a recent groundswell of interest and support for using Twitter purely for medical education. After getting several requests to get a quick tutorial of how I use it, I thought I would do a quick, on-the-fly video in my hotel room of how I use it on my iPhone (Echofon app) and on my laptop (Hootsuite). This is the first video on using the iPhone for Twitter. […]