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You FOAM, I FOAM, We All FOAM: Shouldn't My Residency Have a Blog Too?

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Reviewing the current landscape of Emergency Medicine residency affiliated blogs and educational websites and the opinions of academic leadership. Presented at the 2017 Academic Assembly of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. April, 2017. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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You FOAM, I FOAM, We All FOAM: Shouldn't My Residency Have a Blog Too?

  1. 1. You FOAM, I FOAM, We All FOAM David A. Marcus, MD @EMIMDoc – EMIMDoc.org Residency Director – EM/IM/Critical Care LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hofstra-Northwell SOM Editor in Chief, theEMPulse.org
  2. 2. You FOAM, I FOAM, We All FOAM David A. Marcus, MD @EMIMDoc – EMIMDoc..org – dodmarcus@gmail.com Residency Director – EM/IM/Critical Care LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hofstra-Northwell SOM Editor in Chief, theEMPulse.org
  3. 3. Disclosures
  4. 4. The Ecosystem Mostly founded 2013-2016 Grew out of specific content need Some started for asynchronous activities Many started by one individual Content mostly resident generated, faculty edited/reviewed 100’s-10,000’s views monthly Some provide III credit Some give faculty academic activities credit Half are funded by operators, half by residency or department Nikita Joshi, James Liu, David Marcus, Alex Sheng (unpublished data)
  5. 5. Features
  6. 6. Foundations
  7. 7. Foundations Journal Club
  8. 8. Features Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous
  9. 9. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules
  10. 10. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings
  11. 11. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos
  12. 12. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos P.R.
  13. 13. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos P.R. Recognition
  14. 14. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos P.R. Recognition Linkage
  15. 15. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos P.R. Recognition Linkage Resident Tracks
  16. 16. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos P.R. Recognition Linkage Resident Tracks Recruitment
  17. 17. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos P.R. Recognition Linkage Resident Tracks Recruitment Announcements
  18. 18. Foundations Journal Club Asynchronous Schedules Lecture Recordings Procedure Videos P.R. Recognition Linkage Resident Tracks Recruitment Announcements Special Features Logistics/Policies
  19. 19. 65% Have a Website
  20. 20. n = 43 n = 42
  21. 21. n = 48 n = 46
  22. 22. n = 48 n = 46 The Yeses Resident driven education Location for asynchronous materials Repository for reliable resources and useful links Opportunity for scholarship Promotes educational innovation, knowledge translation, discussion Fostering an electronic learning environment Dissemination of FOAM Experiential learning of online safety and professionalism Learning by teaching Access to conference/didactic materials for those who miss sessions Communication/Message board Marketing
  23. 23. n = 48 n = 46 The No’s Unreliable information, dangerous Requires additional resources Not recognized by ACGME Requires technical expertise Overlapping resources as a waste of time/redundancy “FOAMarrhea” – too many people trying to make a name for themselves Better to have a small number of “central” high quality sites Not as academically meaningful as traditional peer-reviewed outlets Distracts from traditional academic work/publication
  24. 24. BALANCE
  25. 25. Shouldn’t My Residency Have a Blog Too? 1. Our learners are already online 2. Many training programs operate blogs 3. Blogs and homegrown websites serve academic and administrative needs 4. Risks can be mitigated 5. Benefits are likely significant 6. Reliability is key
  26. 26. Nuemblog.com Browncoatnation.com WikEM.org Emdocs.net TamingtheSRU.com theEMpulse.org HQmeded.com vimeo.com/user45771834 TempleEM.com/blog CMCedmasters.com EmedHarbor.edu YaleEM.org Blog.ClinicalMonster.com Osuemed.wordpress.com PeoriaEmergency.com Cited Sites:

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