• Timothy Peck

Introducing a new blog: "Modern EM"

By |Mar 26, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

Last month, I announced Dr. Timothy Peck (Beth Israel Deaconess EM resident) as one of the winners of the Blog Incubator Contest. Starting today and for the next 2 Mondays, he'll be posting a 3-part series, which will eventually end up on his blog "Modern EM" at ModernEM.blogspot.com. His blog will feature examples of how Web 2.0 influenced the management of specific patient encounters. Also guests will be allowed to contribute mini-case presentations where they will report how a Web 2.0 activity changed how they managed a patient. The blog is still in development phase. In the meantime, you are [+]

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Video: Khan Academy and digital whiteboards

By |Mar 19, 2012|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

Dr. Rob Rogers (University of Maryland) is at it again with another brilliant installment of his Medical Education Videos. This 10-minute video covers the Khan Academy and how you too can create an interactive digital whiteboard for education. He talks about Doceri ($50 single-user access) and Splashtop ($19.99 for the iPad app). [+]

Video: Crash course on Prezi

By |Feb 27, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: , |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sDdyk-HHYQ Dr. Rob Rogers has started a great series of videos which highlight resources and tools which medical educators may find useful and innovative. This video takes you on a guided tour through making a Prezi presentation. Although I am still torn about using Prezi as a delivery tool because of the excessive motion-based transitions, I do like such features as: Really professional looking templates The presentations can live online and/or on your desktop Ability to easily embed videos Ability to see your entire presentation on the canvas Allows more flexibility in content delivery It just looks cool. You can [+]

Blog Incubator Experiment: Be the next big thing in blogging

By |Jan 7, 2012|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

There are many health and technology incubators out there, which help to build start-up companies into thriving and profitable organizations. Why can’t we do this for those who are thinking about starting a blog? In 2009 when I was thinking about starting the blog, I had lots of support and encouragement. I slowly grew my readership by word-of-mouth and things really got going when the folks over at Life in the Fast Lane, Poison Review, EMCrit, and so many more graciously pointed their readers toward my site.  [+]

  • Ask The Audience

Crowdsourcing all of your burning questions about EM

By |Nov 21, 2011|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Have you noticed that on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, asking the audience as a lifeline almost always results in the right answer (over 90% of the time)? Dr. David Thorisson (Lund University, Scandinavia) recently approached me with a novel idea of doing the same for Emergency Medicine questions. These questions are currently posted to a public Google Docs document, which allows anyone to post and answer questions. [+]

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G-Advising: Using Google Hangout to advise medical students

By |Oct 26, 2011|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

Get an advisor. Don’t try to navigate medical school and residency on your own. This is key especially during medical school as you try to get through and around the mounds of reading, paperwork, options, and pitfalls. If you are interested in Emergency Medicine (EM) as a career, that means getting one or several great EM advisors. Don’t rely on non-EM faculty to give you any insight into EM. Inevitably, I have found that they give incomplete or slightly skewed perspectives about the pros and cons of EM. [+]

  • Old school New school

Brief survey: Need your help with my promotions!

By |Sep 7, 2011|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

With all of the advances in technology and social media, the “old school” world of traditional academia doesn’t know what to do with medical professionals who incorporate technologies into their educational practices. To justify these past 2 years of blogging during my free time, I wanted to collect data on who my readers are and the impact of my blog (if any). I could sure use a few minutes of your time and input to help with my promotions process. Let’s push traditional academia to change with the times. Thanks a bunch. [+]