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Medical Education Fellowship:

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Finger on the Pulse: Quick EM Education Resources

By David Hoffman, DO Hey Everyone, welcome back! In this post, we’re going to be focusing on two more exciting FOAM sites. They are: ShoulderDislocation.net EM in 5 ShoulderDislocation.net Heard of the Cunningham technique? Or confused by the plethora of shoulder relocation techniques and their eponyms? Kocher? Modified Milch? Zero Position? And what’s the deal […]

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What is the fragility index and how can it help us appraise medical literature?

Richard Bracken II, DO Critical appraisal of the latest in evidence-based practices is important to many emergency medicine physicians, but how can we quantify whether the conclusion of a study is a real result or simply chance? In the past, researchers have relied heavily on p-values to assess statistical significance, but all that may be […]

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Finding a Mentor

By Taku Taira MD One of the most common refrains in career development is to “Find a mentor.” It is one thing to understand the utility of a mentor, or to want one, but it is something entirely different to know how to go about finding one. Because it is neither intuitive nor easy, we […]

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Finger on the Pulse: Med Ed Blogs

By David Hoffman DO Alright fellow FOAMers, this week we are highlighting a few excellent websites with an incredible amount of pertinent and free information. Both of these websites have some essential pearls of wisdom to glean. Additionally, we’ve summarized two recent blogs to emphasize the utility of these sites and keep us abreast of […]

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Finger on the Pulse: Medical Education Starter Kit

By David Hoffman DO FOAM: Free Open Access Meducation Heard of it? Overwhelmed with resources? Not sure where to get started? This blog is for you. Mission Statement Our goal is to provide a filtered and concise list of free resources available online that can be easily accessed. The vision is that every month, this […]

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JAMA RCE Rundown: Community Acquired Pneumonia

By Mary Cheffers MD From JAMA’s Rational Clinical Exam: Does this patient have Community-Acquired Pneumonia? Summary This is an old article, but the workup of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in the ED has not changed significantly. The article sought to answer the question of whether a chest x-ray is necessary for a definite diagnosis in all […]

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