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. […]

Mini-guide to Twitter: Why should I join?

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

What is Twitter?  It’s a social network where people can send messages of a maximum of 140 characters in real time. It was created in 2006, and it has grown tremendously ever since. When it was first created the messages, called tweets, were about what people were doing in real time. Nowadays people, or “tweeple” as they are called on Twitter, are tweeting about any subject in the world. Here’s is detailed guide on how to use Twitter by Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Slide 35 is a 7:47 minute video where Dr. Chretien, an internist, is interviewed about the [...]

RIP: Ode to my textbooks

By |Aug 13, 2012|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

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. […]

Welcome to the blog team: Bryan Hayes, PharmD

By |Aug 9, 2012|Categories: Life|

Have you been reading the mind-blowing pearls on Twitter by Bryan Hayes, PharmD, DABAT? He is taking world of ED pharmacology and toxicology by storm on Twitter as @PharmERToxGuy. If have not been following him, you are missing out. I usually end up hitting “favorite” for all of his tweets to review again later. So for purely selfish reasons, I asked Bryan to see if he’d be willing to expand his 140 character gems on this blog. Much to my delight, he said yes! […]

Sort me! Paucis Verbis cards now catalogued

By |Aug 4, 2012|Categories: ALiEM Cards, Social Media & Tech|

After much recent feedback on the poll about the Paucis Verbis cards (thanks to all who responded!), I see trends: 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. […]

Welcome to the blog team: Dr. Javier Benítez

By |Jul 31, 2012|Categories: Life|

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the newest member of the Academic Life in EM blog team — Dr. Javier Benítez. He is an extremely active EM Twitter educator (@jvrbntz), who can efficiently convey key concepts in 140 characters or less! Got a short attention span? Follow Javier’s Twitter feed. Currently, Javier is posting “Question of the Day” tweets, which reference the Paucis Verbis pocket cards on this site. It is a perfect example of a bridge between blogs and Twitter for medical education. He’ll also be posting on the blog as well. […]