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LOVE this format. Nicely done guys.

James Garvey, Acute Medicine Registrar, Norwich, UK
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James Garvey, Acute Medicine Registrar, Norwich, UK

Your comment on palliative care reminds me of this line from Macbeth:

I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more is none.

meaning he who does more is not a man, they are a monster

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Jesse Kim

Fantastic. Really appreciate your honest and sincere comments and thoughts always. I especially echo your fear about FOAM education. I see tons of people who pick up stuff from FOAM and then brag about it and pretend to be the expert in it instantly and practice it despite them never having read any of the evidence themselves. Usually happens to people with sketchy knowledge and I see people doing wild stuff that they heard about on FOAM sites for a few minutes and they change their entire practice based on that. They don’t understand the rationale and the trials and the counter arguments and the flaws in the studies and their best defense if challenged becomes, ‘uh, I heard it on this show’ and a blank look. FOAM should be used as something that stimulates critical thinking, not as something that replaces your whole brain. As a resident, it was easy to keep up with literatures (since I had access to all journals thru residency) but as a community doc now, I have no access to journal articles unless they are free (and there aren’t that many free journals) or unless I pay lots of money for journal subscriptions. I… Read more »