The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is a knowledge translation (KT) project. The goal of the SGEM is to shorten the KT window from over ten years down to less than one year. It does this by turning traditional medical education on its head.
The top down/didactic method of the 19th century with an older man in a white lab coat sanding in front of a lecture hall delivering in formation to an audience of medical students is over. This was replaced by the small group/problem based learning of the 20th century.
Medical education has entered a new phase in the 21st century that uses social media to disseminate content. The SGEM will use social media to deliver the most valid, reliable, and unbiased global source of currently clinically-relevant patient-centered emergency medicine information.