EM Educational Links

Updated May 28, 2015

Academic Life in Emergency Medicine

Rating: 5/5
Website: http://www.aliem.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: blog edited by Dr. Michelle Lin and her team focusing on academic issues in EM from how to teach at the bedside, teaching skills, how to keep up with the literature.

User Comment: For using PV cards download them as PDF's then use any PDF reader on your smartphone or tablet. You can also get them directly via Evernote. The topics will be searchable and easy to use at the bedside/with learners.


All NYC EM

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://www.allnycem.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: All NYC Emergency Medicine Conference, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of emergency medicine residents. Founded by a group of Emergency Medicine educators, ALL NYC EM sponsors biannual, free educational conferences for Emergency Medicine residents throughout New York City and the surrounding region.

User Comment: Some fantastic FOAMed from some outstanding EM educators such as Drs. David Newman, Ashley Shreves, Haney Mallemat and more. Hopefully, they continue to make some of these lectures available to us all.


CDEM Curriculum

Rating: 4/5
Website: https://cdemcurriculum.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This is a site dedicated to showing emergency medicine practitioners how to care for acute wounds. The content ranges from basic techniques (eg. simple interrupted) to advanced (eg. running subcuticular sutures)

User Comment: Filled with pics and videos for teaching . What I liked the most steri strips suturing through for fragile skin, tegaderm shield over the eye when gluing, and the figure of 8 for nailbed repair. Additionally there are useful burn apps.


Closing the Gap

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://lacerationrepair.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This is a site dedicated to showing emergency medicine practitioners how to care for acute wounds. The content ranges from basic techniques (eg. simple interrupted) to advanced (eg. running subcuticular sutures)

User Comment: Filled with pics and videos for teaching. What I liked the most steri strips suturing through for fragile skin, tegaderm shield over the eye when gluing, and the figure of 8 for nailbed repair. Additionally there are useful burn apps.


Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.ca/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: An emergency physician who is very knowledgeable about ECGs. Loads of tough ECG cases (including one complicated formula to differentiate between BER and STEMI).

User Comment: Perfect for a quick exercise.


emDocs

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: www.emdocs.net
Cost: FOAMed

Brief Description: Put together by a group of EM physicians the focus is on providing timely and high-yield EM content. They have sections on new developments, oddities, myths and M & M cases.

User Comment: The content is well laid out with nice reviews on some important topics. The one caveat is that there is nothing "novel" about this blog which may cause it to get lost in the shuffle. Still worth taking a look at.


EM in 5

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://emin5.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: EM in 5 is a series of short conference lectures for the University of Chicago EM Residency. With 5 minute high yield presentations of core EM content

User Comment: Great videos for learners in EM or even practicing physicians looking for a quick review. Nice to see core content there and not just the "sexy" topics in EM.


EM Literature of Note

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://www.emlitofnote.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Weekly reviews of new literature in EM.

User Comment: Critically appraisals and some strongly opinionated reviews.


EM Lyceum

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://emlyceum.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Different topics in EM are covered in a unique format, with questions being put forward followed by answers some time later using evidence to support the answers. 

User Comment: Interesting format using specific questions around a topic and allowing you to think about the question before reviewing their answers. Some controversies are tackled as well.


Emedhome.com

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://www.emedhome.com/
Cost: 99$/year

Brief Description: Includes conference lectures, podcast by Amal Mattu, weekly clinical cases, monthly article highlights and daily questions.


emedicine

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://emedicine.medscape.com/emergency_medicine
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Summaries of many emergency medicine topics.

User Comment: Excellent free overall resource with companion Medscape app.


Emergency Medicine Residents Association

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://www.emra.org/
Cost: $100 over 5 years of residency

Brief Description: Based in the US. PAID website HIGHLY recommended for EM residents. Get free access to EMRAP, EM Abstracts, a number of review journals, membership in ACEP, Annals of EM, discounts on textbooks, lots of free study aids sent by mail.

User Comment: A MUST for residents.


Emergency Physician Monthly

Rating: 3/5
Website: http://epmonthly.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Lots of EM stories and articles. It is free.


EM Updates

Rating: 3.5/5
Website: http://emupdates.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Blog which covers many topics in EM. Also contains summarized notes from Rosen's which may be helpful for those preparing for their exams.

Comment: Notes from all sections of Rosen's scanned in which is pretty cool, but questionably helpful for others. Either way he's got some good commentary on other topics.


Emergency Medicine Ireland

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://emergencymedicineireland.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Reviews of original  research and anatomy videos relating to emergency medicine.

Comment: Excellent videos on ankle fractures and neuroanatomy 5-10 minutes long which provide a great review for emergency physicians.


Emergency Medicine News

Rating: 3.5/5
Website: http://journals.lww.com/em-news/pages/default.aspx
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Free access to this weekly EM newsletter. Reads like a newspaper.


Google FOAM

Rating: 5/5
Website: http://googlefoam.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This website uses the power of Google Search while only drawing from blogs/websites that are part of the Free Open Access Medical Education sites.

User Comment: An easy way to find content from all your favourite online resources. Truly a remarkable resource.


HippoEM Resident Package

Website: http://www.hippoed.com/em/resident
Cost: 249$ US

Brief Description: Board exam review, core content and live GR from the well known folks from the highly respected programs at USC and LAC


iLearnEM

Website: ilearnem.com
Cost: free

Brief Description: ILearnEM aims to curate the highest quality and free learning resources available online (ie Free open access medical education or “FOAM”) to cover the fundamental topics in emergency medicine.


Life in the Fastlane

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/
Cost: free

Brief Description: Emergency medicine blog with great teaching cases, lectures, ecg's, summaries of what is out there in the Web re: EM

User Comment: Can be a little overwhelming with the amount of content and the use of humour.


MD CALC

Rating: 4/5
Website: www.mdcalc.com
Cost: Free

Brief Description: on line calculators for most emergency calculations

User Comment: Great free site.


thennt.com

Website: http://www.thennt.com
Rating: 4/5
Cost: Free

Brief Description: Website by the same person who made MedCalc.  Shows the NNT and NNH for many of the common interventions used in the ED ranging from the NNT for Lytics in STEMI to antivirals in Bell's Palsy.

User Comment: Useful bedside tool.


Pediatric EM Morsels

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://pedemmorsels.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This is a blog from Dr. Sean Fox and the goal of the blog is to encourage us to all enhance and refine the care of pediatric patients. Topics range from the most basic pediatric presentations to critically ill conditions.

User Comment: As a clinician who rarely sees pediatric patients anymore this website is great for review of core topics or even on-shift tips.


The Poison Review

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://www.thepoisonreview.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: blog by a double boarded EP and toxicologist. Gives up-to-date literature reviews of varied topics in Toxicology.


Radiology Assistant

Rating: 3.5/5
Website: http://www.radiologyassistant.nl/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This is a very well done Radiology review website.  It is organized by systems and each section has radiological images, figures and accompanying written material.  The intended audience are radiologists and radiology residents so there is some detailed content.

User Comment: Have a look at this website called Radiology Assistant. It has some interesting teaching modules, including some paediatric ones! It is pretty high tech and I think meant for more rigorous teaching of radiology, but it looks pretty cool and good for adult CT and X-ray review. For those who are more high tech, there is an iPad and iPhone app for this.


R.E.B.E.L.em

Rating: 4.5/5
Website: http://rebelem.com/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: R.E.B.E.L. EM will covers topics focuses on evidence-based clinical topics, ECG cases, and high-yield exam review.

User Comment: For those who follow Dr. Salim Rezaie (@srrezaie) or have seen some of his work on ALIEM you know this is high yield, evidence-based content.


Shoulder Dislocation

Rating: 3.5/5
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/shoulderdislocation
Cost: Free

Brief Description: From Dr. Cunningham (and his great shoulder reduction technique) it’s a nice review of the most common reduction techniques used in the ED. Unfortunately, the accompanying website seems to no longer be active.


SOCMOB – Standing on the Corner, minding my own business in the ER

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://socmob.org/
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This blog has a couple of goals. One is to address the many medical myths/pseudoaxioms that are out there and the second is addressing interesting topics in emergency medicine and critical care.

User Comment: The author of the blog is an EP from Calgary Dr. Chris Bond. There is some good general EM content, Calgary EM Journal Club and interestingly this was the same person who wrote that hilarious Diagnosis Wenkebach parody to some Justin Timberlake music.


University of Toronto – Supplementary Emergency Medicine Experience

Rating: 4/5
Website: http://www.dfcm.utoronto.ca/prospectivelearners/seme/SEME_Modules.htm
Cost: Free

Brief Description: This is a resource which provides quick topic reviews (at a basic level) of common EM presentations and diagnoses. It uses a mix of video, links and interactive tabs which allows one to guide the speed and approach to learning. Great resource for a medical student and perhaps off-service PGY-1 residents.