So Brent Thoma and I made a video as an introduction to Social Media and FOAM. Emergency Medicine Australasia was kind enough to publish it (Thank you Geof and Anthony!!). Here is the official published version.
Now on to the Video…
Brent and I realized it would be great to have a post with all of the best tips for making this happen. If you are wondering why I chose to partner with Brent Thoma, just look at his in-press Annals of EM article:
Brent is the creator of the BoringEM Blog and an associate editor of ALIEM.
What is FOAM?
Go right to the source: Mike Cadogan's Life in the Fast Lane
Online Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow created the first hierarchy of needs. Here is the EMCrit updated version for what really matters–your life online:
- Get a great photograph
- Sign up for a twitter account
- Create a Google+ Profile
- Consider building a whole landing site for yourself (Example: scottweingart.com). If you are going to build a website, squarespace is the easiest way to go unless you have html chops.
- A 12-word social media policy by Dr. Farris Timimi
- Don't be an idiot online or off.
- Feel free to set your cases at Janus General
Consumption (5 Tips from Brent's Article Above)
1. Use an RSS Reader
- Brent and I both use the free Feedly App & Site
2. Use a Podcast App/Program
- On a PC/Mac, The default choice is itune
- On an IOS device, the Apple Podcast App or Downcast is my recs
- On the Android, Brent uses Pocketcast
3. Use Compilations to find quality resources
4. Collaborate-For #4, see below under collaboration
5. Use Custom Search Engines to Find Resources When they are Needed
- IClickEM (We have heard rumors that the development of this tool has ceased)
Additional Consumption Resources
- The LITFL list of EM/CCM Blogs
- The LITFL list of EM/CCM Podcasts
- How to use Feedly by Brent Thoma
- How to use Twitter by Brent Thoma
- How to use google reader to read blogs (same principles now apply to feedly)
- How to use itunes to listen to podcasts
- Use Twitter
- Comment on Blogs
- Go to Social Media-friendly Conferences (The SMACC Conference: SMACC stands for Social Media and Critical Care. Critical Care in Australia refers to EMS, EM, and Intensive Care)
If It's Not Online and Free, Then It's Not Published
- Flipped Classroom and Reusable Learning Objects (send them to Joe Lex's Free Emergency Talks Site).
- Online Research Pages
- Procedure Videos
- Guest Posts on Existing Blogs
- ACEP Now and Other Magazine-Type Publications & Online-Embedded Traditional Literature
Literature Mentioned in the Talk
- Mallin M, et al. A Survey of the Current Utilization of Asynchronous Education Among Emergency Medicine Residents in the United States. Academic Medicine 2014;89:598
- Scott KR, et al. Integration of Social Media in Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum. Ann Emerg Med 2014 DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.05.030
- Kind T, et al. Twelve tips for using social media as a medical educator. Medical Teacher 2014; 36: 284
Additional Lectures and Resources
- FOAM Page on LitFL
- Mike Cadogan of LITFL on FOAM
- Joe Lex on FOAM
- Todd Raine's Social Media Primer
- Additional Social Media Workshop
If you liked the video, Please Retweet
Online hierarchy of needs with @Brent_Thoma & me is published as a wee: http://t.co/xu7IyN44Fo. Please retweet this! http://t.co/vlPh8Jac0g
— Scott Weingart (@emcrit) February 2, 2015
It’s a sad reflection that 2/3 papers mentioned in this talk are not available online.
Assume you mean not available as open-access. That is an issue of journal economics.
If you want to start podcasting or recording your voice as you narrate slides for on-line lecture delivery (like what Amal Mattu does with his EKG lectures), what is the easiest way to get the inside scoop on getting good quality audio without spending a million dollars on equipment?
A good, but cheap usb microphone and camtasia for the pc/screenflow for the mac
Does anyone know a way to link journals (JEM, Annals, etc…) to Feedly? When I’ve tried, it links the Google search and not the actual journals. Any suggestions?
you need to get the RSS link–usually in the upper right of the actual journal’s homepage