Archive for category: Medical Education

Omadacycline, the NEJM and Non-Inferiority Studies

25 Feb
February 25, 2019

Introduction: The production and release of new antibiotics is rare and should be celebrated by clinicians. As antibiotic resistance continues to mount, our options narrow and, in turn, our patients suffer. Recently, the NEJM published two articles on a new antibiotic that was recently FDA approved – omadacycline. The articles compared omadacycline to moxifloxacin in […]

Focused FOAMed – The Learners Lens

24 Jan
January 24, 2019

Background: This is a guest post from two of our friends all the way in Italy.  They have actually sent several revisions of this post as a way to help learners focus on different aspects of FOAMed.  One of the major caveats the authors mentioned is that FOAM covers most of the coolest parts of EM, […]

Titles Don’t Make Leaders

23 Jan
January 23, 2019

When I was a kid, I used to play chess with my grandfather every day.  Each piece on the chess board had unique moves that could be made in order to help win and capture the other person’s king (i.e. checkmate).  I used to think the king was the most important piece when I was […]

Today I Learned: A Daily Dose of #FOAMed 1.0

12 Nov
November 12, 2018

In October 2016, I was exposed to the vast world of Free Open Access Medical Education and MedTwitter. I was astounded and inspired by the different educators who were trying to make learning easier. The Knowledge Translation (KT) gap was being vastly shortened by some very smart people who took to social media to educate […]

Information Overload: Drinking from the Firehose

01 Nov
November 1, 2018

Background: Keeping up to date with the current literature is no small task.  You may say it is like drinking from a firehose when you’re thirsty;  it can be painful and, at the end, does it really quench our thirst?  The constant influx of new published research makes it difficult to stay current with the latest […]