Ever since my post about the top medical apps, I have been inundated with people asking me to review their apps. One has stood out. Medibabble is a real-time medical translation app and is now available for FREE. It was created by two innovative UCSF medical school graduates, Dr. Alex Blau and Dr. Brad Cohn. This app contains an extensive preset list of history questions and physical exam commands. When you click on a sentence, the app will translate and speak the sentence in one of 5 languages (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, and Haitian Creole). […]
Dr. Rob Rogers has posted his 21st podcast on EMRAP Educator’s Edition. The topic is “Educational Resources in Emergency Medicine”. Listen to why you need to know about these resources: […]
Medgadget annually hosts a contest for the best medical blogs. It’s the Superbowl of blogs. Our blog was nominated for the Best New Medical Blog last year, but got our butt kicked. This year, we’re honored to be a finalist in the Best Clinical Sciences Blog category. That’s the great news. Unlucky for us, we are in the same category as the juggernauts EMCrit (also nominated in the overall Best Medical Blog category) and Resus.M.E. I do love the fact that the EM specialty is dominating with 3 finalists in this list of 5. […]
So, I volunteered to give a talk for the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education WAAAAY back in early 2010 on “There’s an App for That: Key Smart Phone Applications for Surviving Residency”. Somehow the lecture date has snuck up on me and it’s next Tuesday! I thought it was a small gathering, but it turns out it’s not. Plus, I keep getting school-wide emails reminding all the residents and fellows to attending! […]
The ever-creative and ambitious masterminds at Life in the Fast Lane has just launched a new feature called LITFL Review. This weekly review will highlight all-things EM in the social media world. Do they ever sleep over there in Australia?! Do they somehow have 25 hours in their day? […]
Keeping up with the EM literature is difficult, particularly when we’re also trying to stay ahead of the curve in our own subspecialties (Healthcare Simulation and Medical Education in my case). Last week I was listening to Scott Weingart’s EMCRIT Podcast and at the very end of the show he mentioned a new EBM resource: TheNNT. […]
Welcome to our new superstar, educator-extraordinaire, guest blogger, Dr. Stella Yiu. Today's post is her first (of hopefully many). After graduating residency from the University of Ottawa, Stella has been working as a staff physician at University Health Network in Toronto. She is involved in curriculum design in undergraduate emergency medicine clerkship at the University of Toronto. Welcome, Stella!
Welcome to our new superstar guest blogger, Fred Wu. Today’s post is his first (of hopefully many). Fred is the Lead PA in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, CA. After graduating in 2004, he has been practicing community emergency medicine in Central California. His interests include prehospital care and wilderness medicine, with an education emphasis in both. He also coordinates PA/NP training in the department as well as an EM lecture series, which hosts guest speakers from across the country. […]
Wishful Thinking in Medical Education I recently came upon this great blog by Dr. Anne Marie Cunningham, a general practitioner and Clinical Lecturer at Wales, UK. She has some really insightful posts about education, its future, and the use of new technologies. This blog has been in existence since 2008. Just as interesting are the tons of comments that she gets from a spectrum of readers. Check it out! She is also extremely active on Twitter with over 2,000 followers (@amcunningham).