Resources

Faculty Appointments & Promotions

Please be advised that any UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Clinical Faculty member who wishes to be considered for promotion is required to return the following documentation to anisha.parmar@ubc.ca:

  1. A letter of request for promotion addressed to Dr. Jim Christenson, Head, UBC DEM
  2. A letter of support from your Emergency Site Head
  3. An up-to-date Abbreviated (short-form) UBC CV filled out in detail (SEE ATTACHED).

Caveat Emptor should guide our reading of ALL medical resources be it part of the Literature or on the Web. Please remember to be critical of all information before you let it guide your practice or influence education.

Searching and Evaluating the Medical Literature
  • PubMed A simplified interface to searching the MEDLINE database
  • Cochrane Collaboration Independent, volunteer reviews of clinical evidence
  • Trip Database A simple search site for EBM resources that restricts results to ~75 recognized EBM resources
  • SumSearch A metasearching service which searches MEDLINE (for review articles, guidelines, etc), Merck Manual and other textbooks, DARE database (Database of Abstract of Reviews of Effectiveness), and National Guideline Clearinghouse from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR).
  • CPSBC Databases Search through various medical databases (Requires Login)
  • CPSBC Electronic Journals   2500 e-journals in full text including BMJ, Lancet, and 18 Clinics of North America titles (Requires Login)
  • CPSBC Cites and Bytes - Monthly newsletter from CPSBC to help keep up to date with new developments in medicine. (Requires Login)
  • The NNT - Quick Summaries of Evidence-Based Medicine
  • EM Literature of Note - A Blog by EM Academic Ryan Radecki that looks critically at the current EM related Literature
Searching the Internet
  • Wikipedia and WikiProject Medicine - We all use it. DEM member Dr James Heilman is the President of the WikiProject Med Board, whose Mission is To make clear, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date educational resources and information in the biomedical and related social sciences freely available to all people in the language of their choice. Get Involved!
  • EMGoogle - A Google Custom Search Engine (created by DEM member Dr Todd Raine). Searches ONLY EM Blogs, Podcasts, Journals, and Tools.
  • UpToDate - A good tool.  Not EM focussed, but free from Vancouver Coastal Health facilities.

Caveat Emptor should guide our reading of ALL medical resources be it part of the Literature or on the Web. Please remember to be critical of all information before you let it guide your practice or influence education.

What on Earth is FOAM you may ask? Free Open Access Meducation - "FOAM is the movement that has spontaneously emerged from the exploding 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." Life in the Fastlane

What is FOAMed? (from the Creator, Mike Cadogan)

Caveat Emptor should guide our reading of ALL medical resources be it part of the Literature or on the Web. Please remember to be critical of all information before you let it guide your practice or influence education.

FOAM Resources
  • EMGoogle – search engine designed to interrogate emergency medicine and critical care (EMCC)  blogs (via @RaineDoc)
  • FOAMEM RSS – Syndicated feed aggregator across all EMCC blogs (via @EMChatter)
Best of FOAM

Caveat Emptor should guide our reading of ALL medical resources be it part of the Literature or on the Web. Please remember to be critical of all information before you let it guide your practice or influence education.