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Article Review: Role of instructional technologies in medical education

By |Mar 28, 2011|Categories: Education Articles, Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

A conference called "A 2020 Vision of Faculty Development Across the Medical Education Continuum" was held at Baylor College of Medicine in 2010. At this conference, experts convened to discuss the changing role of technologies in medical education. Their conclusions were summarized in this Academic Medicine article, which discusses 5 trends and 5 recommendations. Trends Explosion of new information: It has been postulated that the world's body of knowledge will double every 35 days by 2015. We are in an age of information explosion. Physicians will have to be able to process an ongoing onslaught of information throughout their career. Learning how [...]

Article Review: Professionalism of physicians on Twitter

By |Feb 21, 2011|Categories: Education Articles, Social Media & Tech|

  In a Research Letter in JAMA, Dr. Chretien et al describe the profile of physicians in the Twitter universe, specifically focusing on professionalism.Inclusion criteria: Self identified physician At least 500 followers during May 1-31, 2010 (Whew, I only have 309 followers.) English tweets Posted a tweet within last 6 months […]

Hot off the press: MediBabble app

By |Feb 17, 2011|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

  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). […]

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The Superbowl of Blogs: Vote us for "Best Clinical Sciences Blog"

By |Feb 5, 2011|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

  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.   […]

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Need your help! Favorite medical apps

By |Jan 13, 2011|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: , , |

  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! […]

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What’s on my mind: EBM Resource

By |Sep 30, 2010|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

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. […]