Date: July 23rd, 2015
The SGEM is a knowledge translation (KT) project with a goal of cutting the KT windows down from over ten years to less than one year. During the summer months SGEMers will receive extra content. These are part of the SGEM Xtra series. The standard high quality, clinically relevant, evidence based, critical reviews of the recent literature will returning in the fall.
The Canadian Association of Emergency Physician (CAEP) meeting was held in Edmonton earlier this year. The theme of he conference was Lighting the Way. There was a Free Open Access to Medical Education (FOAMed) track with four amazing speakers. One of those speakers was Eve Purdy.
Eve Purdy (@purdy_Eve): Eve is a PGY1 in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. She has keen interest in medical education. She has experience consuming, sharing, creating and researching FOAM as the founder and editor of Manu et Corde, a student editor at BoringEM and the lead author on a national study of the use of open-access resources by Canadian emergency medicine residents. Eve is fascinated by the concept of personal learning environments and will continue exploring how social networks influence what we know.
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone
Medical learners frequently use open-access resources to find information at the point of care. We will explore how a simple educational intervention, ditching the smartphone, might help learners and their teachers reflect on the impact of such resources and discover how going smartphone-free can serve as a powerful jumping off point for teaching and learning in the department.
Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.