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Cybernephrology: The internet and training of nephrologists

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Challenges in education and training of nephrologists for the developing countries, as presented at WCN on March 16, 2015

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Cybernephrology: The internet and training of nephrologists

  1. 1. Cybernephrology: The internet and training of nephrologists 1Daniel Schwartz, MD | Oct 17, 2014
  2. 2. Disclosure 2 Medical leadership, founder @ QxMD
  3. 3. Objectives 3 • Recognize the opportunity for digital education in nephrology • Identify high-yield resources for online nephrology education
  4. 4. Learning Nephrology 4 • Access to content • Primary literature • Summaries • Comprehension of concepts • Acquisition of judgement/wisdom • Being human: caring/compassion
  5. 5. 5 Drowning in Educational Content
  6. 6. Free open access medical education blog posts, podcasts, online discussions, videos, recorded presentations FOAMed 6
  7. 7. Blogs 7 Bite size bits of knowledge
  8. 8. Sites 8 •Reference materials •Ask experts •Educational Videos •Guidelines
  9. 9. ISN Resources 9 Live Streaming WCN CME Modules ISN Young Nephrologists on Facebook
  10. 10. ASN Resources 10
  11. 11. Organizing Resources 11 • Institutional subscriptions
  12. 12. Organizing Resources 12 • Institutional subscriptions
  13. 13. UpToDate 13 Personal Subscription UpToDate Anywhere Institutional Subscription
  14. 14. UpToDate | Values 14 • Summaries • Evidence • Actionable http://www.ghdonline.org/uptodategrant/
  15. 15. Crowdsourcing education 15
  16. 16. Twitter 16 by @Kidney_boy http://www.nephjc.com/twitter4nephrons/
  17. 17. Twitter journal club 17
  18. 18. Free, safe photo sharing for healthcare professionals
  19. 19. Thousands of healthcare professionals and students discuss cases together. Do you know what could have caused this purple urine bag syndrome?
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. Problem 21 • 20M papers available in PubMed • 25K journals • 16K new papers each week HCPs Face Information Overload • Difficult to identify important content HCPs Want to Apply Best Evidence & Provide Best Care
  22. 22. Solution 22 • Automated discovery and delivery of the most important research directly to physicians • Provide a platform for easy sharing and discussion of published papers Save Time Learn Improve Care
  23. 23. Read by QxMD 23 Personalized Medical Journal qxmd.com/read
  24. 24. Future? 24
  25. 25. MMOG 25
  26. 26. Massively Multiplayer Online Game 26
  27. 27. MOOC 27
  28. 28. Massively Open Online Course 28
  29. 29. Massively Open Online Course 29
  30. 30. End of Paywalls? 30
  31. 31. End of Paywalls? 31 —
  32. 32. Scaling mentorship, judgment & experience 32
  33. 33. Summary 33 Content not limiting factor Challenges • Curation • Mentorship • Sharing experience Slides via twitter: @drdschwartzMD

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