FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical education)

The term FOAM was coined in June 2012 in a pub in Dublin, over a pint of Guinness during ICEM 2012. 

FOAM is a collection of resources, a community and an ethos. The FOAM community spontaneously emerged from the collection of constantly evolving, collaborative and interactive open access medical education resources being distributed on the web with one objective — to make the world a better place. FOAM is independent of platform or media — it includes blogs, podcasts, tweets, Google hangouts, online videos, text documents, photographs, FaceBook groups, and a whole lot more.

FOAM should not be seen as a teaching philosophy or strategy, but rather as a globally accessible crowd-sourced educational adjunct providing inline (contextual) and offline (asynchronous) content to augment traditional educational principles.

FOAM is the concept, #FOAMed is the Twitter hashtag.


 
If you want to know how we practiced medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook.
If you want to know how we practiced medicine 2 years ago, read a journal.
If you want to know how we practice medicine now, go to a (good) conference.
If you want to know how we will practice medicine in the future, listen in the hallways and use FOAMed.
— Joe Lex, MD 2012
 

PodCasts

Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM)

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

All NYC EM

Anatomy for Emergency Medicine

Annals of Emergency Medicine

Critical Care Practitioner

ED ECMO

EM Basic

EMCrit

EMJ Podcast

EMPEM (Peds)

Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner

EM Cases

EM Clinics 

EMJ Club      

EMU Podcast

ERCAST 

ER Nurse Pro

EMRAP

FOAMcast

Free Emergency Medicine Talks

A Gobbet o’ Pus

Hippo EM 

iCritical Care       

Injectable Orange

Intensive Care Network

iTeach EM

Maryland CC Project

NursEM

Prehospital Emergency Care

Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine (PHARM) 

RCEM FOAMed Network 

REBEL Cast

Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine

SMART EM

Taming the SRU

TraumaCast

ToxTalk

Ultrasound Podcast

Updates in Resuscitation

Blogs

60 Second EM

A Chance to Cut

ALiEM

Amal Mattu EKG

Asystole is the Most Stable Rhythm

Australasian Emergency Nursing

Boring EM

CCPEM

Charlie’s ED

Crashing Patient

Doctor Grumpy in the House

Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog

ECG of the Week

EM in 5

EM Nerd      

EM Updates

EMCrit Blog

EMdose

Emergency Medicine Cases

Emergiblog

EMRAP

ER Stories

Life in the Fast Lane

Maryland CC Project        

MEDEST

Movin’ Meat

P Cubed Presentations

Pediatric EM Morsels

PHARM

Procedures Club

Radiology Signs

RCEM FOAMed

RESUS M.E.

RESUS Review

Resuscitation Academy

Rogue Medic

ScanCrit

Skeptical Scalpel

SMART EM

SOCMOB Blog

St Emlyns

StorytellERdoc

Street Watch

Taming the SRU    

Poison Review

Skeptics Guide to Emergency medicine

Trauma Professionals Blog

Underneath EM

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

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