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 FOAM.

— from International EM Education Efforts & E-Learning by Joe Lex 2012

What is FOAM?

FOAM (or FOAMed) stands for Free Open Access Medical Education.

For a general overview and introduction click here

 

“But you don’t have to take my word for it.”

Below is an excellent video produced by Dr. Chris Nickson, an Australian EM physician and Intensivist. His video succinctly describes what FOAM is, how to find it, and how to get started.