Joe Lex (@JoeLex5), perhaps the greatest EM speaker out there, recently gave a talk at the 9th Annual New York Symposium on International Emergency Medicine (check out 15 talks from the conference here). His talk was titled International EM Education Efforts & E-Learning.
My favourite quote (apart from the Osler reference at the start):
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.
Joe talks about asynchronous learning, the death of the textbook, the moribund state of traditional journals, the emergence of #FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education), the future of emergency medicine subspecialisation, the myriad FOAM resources out there and more… Great to see a reference to an iTeachEM post out there already too!
You can listen to the talk and flick through the slides by downloading them from here.