Dear Nephrology Fellows,
Since it’s July, we wanted to share 10 free open access medical education (FOAMed) resources that we think will enhance your fellowship experience as both a learner and educator. We encourage you to visit and share these tools early and often!
If there are other #FOAMed resources that you have used, please share them with us in the comments.
1. NephJC is an online Twitter based journal club which regularly has nephrologists, residents, fellows, cardiologists, internists, urologists, radiologists, pharmacologists, and patients contribute to the discussion. Check out the website for article summaries, visual abstracts, and more. To participate in the chats, open a Twitter account, login to Tweetdeck, and follow the hashtag #NephJC during the chat times. (@NephJC)
2. GlomCon: a project with the goal to create enabling platforms for clinicians and scientists to exchange ideas, participate in online conferences, and collaborate on basic science and clinical research projects. (@GlomCon)
4. Neph Sim: a mobile-friendly teaching tool that can be used to learn or teach how to establish a differential diagnosis, understand pathophysiology, and review urinalysis, ultrasound, kidney pathology, vascular access, kidney transplantation, acid-base physiology, electrolyte disturbances, and more. (@Neph_Sim)
5. WashU Nephrology Web Episodes: monthly videos that cover a wide variety of topics including pathology, history, short takes on physiology. Follow the YouTube channel for updates on new videos (@Maximal_Change)
10. UKidney is a provider of educational tools for the study and practice of nephrology, hypertension management, and kidney transplantation. This site features essential educational contributions from major opinion leaders in nephrology. (@drjjw, @UKidney)