Date: November 2nd, 2016

Guest Skeptic: Dr. Sanjay Sharma is a professor of ophthalmology and epidemiology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has authored over 200 research articles and three books including the American Medical Association’s Evidence-Based to Value-Based Medicine. His research is in macular degeneration, health economics and medical education.

This is another SGEM Xtra and not a critical review. There are just so many great topics to cover as well as recent publications. Don’t panic…we will be back next time with a critical appraisal cutting the knowledge translation window down from over ten years to less than one year with the power of social media.


In this episode we talk to Dr. Sharma about his newly launched medical education project called MedSkl.com. Listen to the SGEM podcast on iTunes to hear his responses to the questions below.

Questions for Dr. Sanjay Sharma:

  1. What is the MedSkl.com?
  2. Were did you get the idea for MedSkl.com?
  3. What kind of content will you be providing?
  4. How are you making MedSkl.com part of the #FOAMed movement?
  5. Who is your target audience?
  6. What are the goals of Medskl.com?
  7. Who do you have providing the content?
  8. How do you control for quality?
  9. How many Universities have signed on?
  10. What kind of feedback have you received about MedSkl.com?
  11. How can people find out more about your project?
  12. Is there anything else you want to say about the MedSkl.com project?

TwitterMedSkl.com Summarized Into a Tweet: Medskl.com: complete curriculum in animation and video by 180+ leading faculty. Think Cecils meets Pixar. #FOAMed

The SGEM will be back next time with a critical review of a recent publication.

Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.

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