“No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer
than that blown by the successful teacher.”
— Sir William Osler
iTeachEM is a blog dedicated to the art, science and fun of medical education.
iTeachEM is for real world practicing clinicians who love blowing bubbles and want to get better at it!
Meet the iTeachEM team:
After graduating AOA from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1997, Rob entered the combined emergency medicine/internal medicine residency program at the University of Maryland. He served as chief resident during the fifth year of his training and went on to become a chief resident in internal medicine. In 2002, he joined the emergency medicine faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and focused on his interest in medical student and residency education.Rob has completed the Teaching Fellowship and Advanced Teaching Fellowship sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He is a recipient of ACEP’s National Faculty Teaching Award, the Young Educator Award of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), the EMRA Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award presented by the emergency medicine residents at the University of Maryland.Rob has published two books on education. The first, Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, is devoted to helping emergency physicians around the world teach the specialty of emergency medicine. His second book, just published in September 2010, is entitled The Medical Student Educators Handbook, and was coedited with Mak Moayedi from The University of Maryland.Rob is an invited speaker for the faculty development course presented by the Council of Residency Directors (“Navigating the Academic Waters”), AAEM’s Scientific Assembly, ACEP’s Scientific Assembly, the national conference of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the USC Essentials Course. In international forums, he has presented lectures and workshops in Canada, Barbados, The Netherlands, Argentina, France, and South Africa. He serves as an instructor for a faculty development fellowship sponsored by Erasmus University in Rotterdam for European emergency physicians. Rob has designed faculty development courses for the Dutch Emergency Physicians Society and the Emergency Medicine in the Developing World Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa.@EM_educator - Contact
Anand “Swami” Swaminathan was raised in Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. After graduating, he stayed on as faculty and is currently the Assistant Residency Director. Swami’s interests are in Resident education, Critical Care in the ED, Evidence Based Medicine and Knowledge Translation. He is a senior editor for the blog EM Lyceum which focuses on the evidence behind debatable topics in Emergency Medicine. Swami is also a founding member of the All NYC EM Conference Committee which runs high-level resident conferences. Recently, he’s had the chance to become a regular contributor to EMRAP. The FOAMed has been good to Swami and he’s tried to be good to it by giving to numerous blogs and podcasts including ERCast, The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine, EMCrit, EM Literature of Note, Academic Life in Emergency Medicine and emDocs.net. @EMSwami
Chris is a Kiwi intensivist (FCICM) and emergency physician (FACEM) in Melbourne, Australia. Together with Mike Cadogan he runs the Lifeinthefastlane.com website and is committed to free open access meducation (FOAM) that is available to anyone, anywhere at anytime. He is particularly passionate about the intersection of emergency medicine and intensive care, runs the RAGE podcast and is co-founder of SMACC and INTENSIVE. His other medical interests include simulation, toxicology, medical history and Osleriana. An avowed Oslerphile, Chris naturally agrees with Sir William when he said: “No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.” He just wishes he was better at blowing bubbles… This is what iTeachEM is all about!@precordialthump - Contact
Mike is an emergency physician with a passion for medical informatics and medical education. He used to write medical textbooks but now writes online education at Life in the Fast Lane, iMeducate, infoamatica and @sandnsurf