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. [+]

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! [+]