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UMEMLive Brings You Live FOAMed!

FOAMed has become an essential part of our lives in emergency medicine and critical care education and has revolutionized the way we learn, teach, and assimilate information. There are lots of great things out there in the FOAMed world, and we at the University of Maryland would like to take it to the next level. […]

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Teaching Procedures-the Moayedi Way

Teaching medical procedures is one of the most rewarding aspects of medical education. Physicians-in-training place a high value on mastering clinical procedures and often link their confidence to their procedural skills. It is important to provide an opportunity for the student to prepare to learn a new procedure. This phase of learning should occur in […]

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How we are flipping EM education

“But in an era with a perfect video-delivery platform — one that serves up billions of YouTube views and millions of TED Talks on such things as technology, entertainment, and design — why would anyone waste precious class time with lecture?” — Charles Prober and Chip Heath1 Lately, lecture, that venerable tool in the educator’s […]

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How to Make Journal Club Work

As part of a drive to create asynchronous learning resources for the SMACC Education Workshop, Chris Nickson talked to Simon Carley to find out ‘How to make Journal Club work”. It also ties in nicely with the SMACC EBM Workshop that Simon is running. They cover the objectives, structure and setting, the people involved, content […]

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Text, Slides and Videotape

Damian Roland is a meducation marvel from the UK. He’ll be part of the faculty for the SMACC Education Workshop in the Gold Coast next year (March 18th 2014, to be exact). He has already got his pre-course materials online here, amd it is all FOAM available to to everyone — even if you’ve missed […]

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What’s Wrong With Education?

In this episode of the iTeachEM podcast Rob discusses what’s wrong with education and some thoughts on how we can start to fix the system. From the education of our children to the training of residents and registrars in emergency medicine/critical care, we have lost control of the system and we need to gain control […]