FOAM Primer - Stony Brook 9/18/13

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A primer to the use of open educational resources - FOAM - in Emergency Medicine Education. Delivered at the Stony Brook Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine.

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FOAM Primer - Stony Brook 9/18/13

  1. 1. Moving On... David Marcus, MD - @EMIMDoc Chief Resident, LIJ EM/IM Program Stony Brook EM - September 18, 2013 A Six Step Guide to Academic Independence
  2. 2. Contemporary Med-Ed The Fundamentals Cognition/Behavior CME Knowledge Base Procedures Clinical Reasoning Staying Relevant Textbooks Clinical Experience Mentorship Simulation,Workshops Case Reviews, M&MLectures Lectures Recertification Journals/Conferences Med Ed Modern Med
  3. 3. A Wise Man Once Said: "If you want to know how we practiced medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook. If you want to know how we practiced medicine 2 years ago, read a journal. If you want to know how we practice medicine now, go to a conference. If you want to know how we will practice medicine in the future, listen in the hallways and use FOAM." - Prof. Joe Lex
  4. 4. FOAM,You Say? Free, Open Access Medical Education So Who's At the Party?
  5. 5. Some FolksYou Might Already Know
  6. 6. And a Few New Friends:
  7. 7. But, I Have Enough Friends
  8. 8. • Keep up with cutting edge EM/CC • Participate in conferences no matter where you are • Converse directly with thought leaders... • Learn and retain more by Spaced Repetition • Stay up to date on new resources and tools • Get a quick consult, feedback on your own ideas, network, professional opportunities, etc... • Do it all on your own schedule Sure, but with FOAM you can:
  9. 9. Stuff I've Learned • NODESAT • Perimortem C-Section • Delayed Sequence Intubation • Bath Salts • Tox Reviews • Advanced AW Management • ECG Reviews • Critical Procedures in EM
  10. 10. The Six Steps to Academic Independence
  11. 11. But First,A Word About Protection
  12. 12. Rules of Engagement • Caveat Emptor • Anonymity is dead • Everything is discoverable • Nothing is deletable • Treat people with respect and maintain professional standards. • You and your digital persona are inseparable.
  13. 13. Step #1: Join Twitter • Register at Twitter.com • To get the most out of Twitter, install the App on your mobile devices. Set up notifications via Settings. • Follow users and hashtags (#) • You DO NOT have to contribute • It is OK to watch • Check the feed when you can and follow links or conversations that appeal to you
  14. 14. Accounts to Follow • @emcrit • @precordialthump • @criticalcarenow • @mdaware • @pharmertoxguy • @embasic • @boringem • @m_lin • @emlitofnote • @lwestafer • @amalmattu • @eleytherius • @I_C_N • @broomedocs • @KangarooBeach • @poisonreview • @jvrbntz • Various medical societies
  15. 15. NY EM Residencies on Twitter • @BethIsraelEMed • @LIJ_EM • @KingsofCounty • @JacobiEM • @LincolnEM • @Maimonides_EM • @SinaiEM • @SLREM • For a list of all residencies on Twitter, see: http:// academiclifeinem.com/em-im-residency-on-twitter/
  16. 16. Some Locals • @TMoadel • @SuffolkCoFRES • @jeremyfaust • @EMIMDoc
  17. 17. Hashtags - # • Unify conversations on Twitter • Many already established, new ones come up often • # often used to identify conferences (#SMACC2013, SAEM13). •Your starting tags: •#FOAMed , #EMTOT, #EMconf
  18. 18. Step #2: Read Blogs • Independently published, freely accessible, medical education. •Your starting points: •Academic Life in Emergency Medicine •Life in the Fast Lane
  19. 19. Many Other Excellent Sites • Emcrit • EM Lyceum (journal club) • The Poison Review • Dr. Smith's ECG Blog (Advanced) • PulmCCMCentral • ResusME • SonoSpot • BoringEM • The Short Coat (Students!) • EMS12Lead (Basic+Advanced) • TheNNT • EM Lit of Note • MDAware • BroomeDocs • UnderneathEM • Prehospitalmed.com
  20. 20. And many, many more...
  21. 21. Step #3: Podcasts/Vodcasts • Audio/video recordings by many of the bloggers listed above, and more • Some are pay-protected • Found on iTunes or via their own sites • Some are downloadable, all can be streamed • Several offer free access via EM organizations
  22. 22. Step #3: Podcasts/Vodcasts •Some examples: • FreeEmergencyTalks.net (>1000 talks curated by Joe Lex et al) • EMRAP EE (Rob Rogers, Mel Herbert,Amal Mattu) • Ultrasound Podcast (Mike Mallon, Mike Stone, Matt Dawson) • iTeachEM (Rob Rogers) • SmartEM (David Newman - still absent from Twitter)
  23. 23. Step #4: Join GMEP.org • The Global Medical Education Project • Free, community driven EM/CC learning • User & Admin submitted question banks • Image collections and other downloadable materials • See how you stack up against others •Lovechild of Facebook, PEERVIII, LinkedIN
  24. 24. Step #5: Keep It All Straight • FOAMem.com - Continuously updated collection of all FOAM blog posts (RSS Feed). Check it out. • GoogleFOAM.com - Unified search portal for all FOAM resources (previously EMGoogle.com) • FOAMfeeds.com • Use your apps...
  25. 25. Step #6: Essential Apps • Aggregators: Pulse, Feedly, Flipboard • New posts appear automatically; no need to go through multiple websites. • After installing, search for and save all your favorite blogs. • View online or on any mobile platform
  26. 26. Step #6: Essential Apps • QXMD Read • A news feeder similar to Pulse, but based on academic journals. • Not FOAM, relies on journal access. But if your organization subscribes to journals, full text is easily accessible, many with downloadable PDF's. • Install, enter your specialty and journals of interest, and you'll never be out of something to read. • Advanced users: proxy servers can be set up
  27. 27. The Six Step Plan 1. Twitter 2. Blogs 3. Podcasts 4. GMEP 5. Keeping it straight 1. FOAMEM.com 2. GoogleFOAM.com 3. FOAMfeeds.com 6. Apps: Pulse, Feedly, Flipboard, Upshot, QXMD Read Learn, Interact Stay Organized Practice
  28. 28. Just Do It It's good for you.

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