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==Background==
 
==Background==
These are general requirements for the "WikEM Elective" for medical residency programs.  This elective is organized by [[OpenEM Foundation]] and officially endorsed by the [[AAEM|American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident Student Association]].  Residency programs across the globe are encouraged to participate.
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These are general requirements for the "WikEM Elective" and asynchronous learning documentation for medical residency programs.  The elective is organized by [[OpenEM Foundation]] and officially endorsed by the [[AAEM|American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident Student Association]].  Residency programs across the globe are encouraged to participate.
  
 
===Rational===
 
===Rational===
Many emergency medicine and other medical specialty residency programs offer "reading electives" for several weeks of their curriculum.  However, these electives can be difficult to monitor, leading to numerous problems in documentation and performance.  The WikEM Elective allows residency programs to better supervise residents as they study topics of their own choosing.  Additionally, all contributions are then in the [[WikEM:Copyrights|open domain]] as part of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access open access movement], thus benefiting medical practitioners around the globe, as well as being immediately available to the contributor, their fellow residents, and their residency program via the [[Main Page|WikEM website]] and its [[WikEM:Mobile Apps|native mobile applications]].
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Many emergency medicine and other medical specialty residency programs offer "reading electives" for several weeks of their curriculum and/or have asynchronous learning activities (aka “individualized interactive instruction”)<ref>Alternatives to the conference status quo: summary recommendations from the 2008 CORD Academic Assembly Conference Alternatives workgroupSadosty AT, Goyal DG, Gene Hern H Jr, Kilian BJ, Beeson MS
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Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Dec; 16 Suppl 2():S25-31.</ref>. The U.S. Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee (RRC) allows residents to use aschronus learning for up to 20% of educational time.<ref>Frequently Asked Questions: Emergency Medicine. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Emergency Medicine; 2012. Available at: http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/FAQ/110_Emergeny_Medicine_FAQs.pdf</ref>
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However, these electives can be difficult to monitor, leading to numerous problems in documentation and performance.  The WikEM Elective allows residency programs to better supervise residents as they study topics of their own choosing.  Additionally, all contributions are then in the [[WikEM:Copyrights|open domain]] as part of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access open access movement], thus benefiting medical practitioners around the globe, as well as being immediately available to the contributor, their fellow residents, and their residency program via the [[Main Page|WikEM website]] and its [[WikEM:Mobile Apps|native mobile applications]].
  
 
===Benefits===
 
===Benefits===

Revision as of 16:27, 14 March 2015

Proudly Supports the WikEM Elective

Background

These are general requirements for the "WikEM Elective" and asynchronous learning documentation for medical residency programs. The elective is organized by OpenEM Foundation and officially endorsed by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident Student Association. Residency programs across the globe are encouraged to participate.

Rational

Many emergency medicine and other medical specialty residency programs offer "reading electives" for several weeks of their curriculum and/or have asynchronous learning activities (aka “individualized interactive instruction”)[1]. The U.S. Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee (RRC) allows residents to use aschronus learning for up to 20% of educational time.[2]

However, these electives can be difficult to monitor, leading to numerous problems in documentation and performance. The WikEM Elective allows residency programs to better supervise residents as they study topics of their own choosing. Additionally, all contributions are then in the open domain as part of the open access movement, thus benefiting medical practitioners around the globe, as well as being immediately available to the contributor, their fellow residents, and their residency program via the WikEM website and its native mobile applications.

Benefits

  • WikEM serves as a point of care source of medical information for practitioners around the world and resident contributions are read by tens of thousands of people!
  • By editing and writing content, residents engage in active learning and synthesize the medical literature into "need to know" bedside pearls and treatment information.
  • By referencing work, residents will stay current with evidence based medicine.
  • Most importantly, the elective is a time to have fun learning and writing about emergency medicine topics and giving back to the entire community.

Getting Started

Thanks for wanting to help out on WikEM! People are the core of the wiki. Your knowledge translates into improved bedside practice for everyone.

To get started

If you are looking for ways to contribute

Also

Books

Requirements

Tracking the Contribution Score

Documentation

  • WiKEM software tracks all edits residents make and can serve as proof of activity during the WikEM elective.
  • For a history off all edits, go to to: http://www.wikem.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/YOUR-USER-NAME
  • Contact info@wikem.org if you need an official certificate for a residency elective.

See Also

Resident Editors

  1. Alternatives to the conference status quo: summary recommendations from the 2008 CORD Academic Assembly Conference Alternatives workgroup. Sadosty AT, Goyal DG, Gene Hern H Jr, Kilian BJ, Beeson MS Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Dec; 16 Suppl 2():S25-31.
  2. Frequently Asked Questions: Emergency Medicine. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Emergency Medicine; 2012. Available at: http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/FAQ/110_Emergeny_Medicine_FAQs.pdf