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Technology and social media in EM


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A brief introduction about the power of technology and social media in medical education. A suggested starter kit of quality resources are provided.

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Technology and social media in EM

  1. 1. Technology and Social Media Michelle Lin, MDAssociate Professor of Emergency MedicineAcademy Endowed Chair for EM Education
  2. 2. Producer of Content Active participant in discussions Active consumerof information (lurker) Just starting
  3. 3. How do these fit in with my medical education? Blogs Twitter Podcasts Evernote FOAM and #FOAMed Free Open Access Meducation“Medical education for anyone, anywhere, anytime” (
  4. 4. 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 good conference.If you want to know how we will practice medicine in the future,listen in the hallways and use FOAM.— Joe Lex, International EM Education Efforts & E-Learning 2012
  5. 5. The Starter Kit for EMBlogs•••••
  6. 6. The Starter Kit for EMVideo Tutorials•• Patwari Academy videos at my ALiEM blog
  7. 7. The Starter Kit for EMPodcasts•• (The Skeptic’s Guide to EM)•
  8. 8. The Starter Kit for EM Twitter• Digital watercooler in medical education• Top 26 accounts to follow:
  9. 9. The power of Twitter
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  19. 19. The power of Twitter Join us on Twitter
  20. 20. The time to join FOAMed is now.1. Start slow.2. Learn something new every day.3. Be skeptical of content.4. Be respectful of others and patient privacy. Don’t use social media to vent.5. Don’t be shy. Comment, participate, engage.