Online Asynchronous Resources: Third-Party
As our initial step in content development, resources relevant to established goals and objectives for each subject were linked to each content page. A few particularly high-yield resources are linked at the top of each page that interns are expected to view prior to weekly conference. Additional resources are also provided for content diversity and additional subject exploration. Resources were drawn from across the broad and diverse FOAM community in addition to other online sources of educational content and encompass a multitude of formats, including:
Online Asynchronous Resources: Original Content
We are currently in the process of developing original content for each subject. The proposed format is a combination of video introductions to each subject and a companion text- and image-based supplement. These resources will explicitly cover each of the objectives for each subject and will be added to or replace the current content in each “Prior to Conference” section of subject pages.
Flipped-Classroom Small Group Sessions
One of the primary motivations in developing an asynchronous online content curriculum (in addition to learner flexibility) was the ability to integrate this resource into flipped-classroom small group sessions, thereby freeing up time for interns to interact with faculty. We have developed materials for leading dynamic small group activities for all true emergencies and common complaints. These highly interactive sessions that focus on critical thinking have been highly review by faculty and resident participants alike. Please contact EMFundamentals@gmail.com if you are interested in using these small group materials at your institution (these resources are free to all program leadership).
Providing a safe venue for interns to practice manual skills, managing to critically ill patients and refining real-time critical thinking skills will be an important component of our curriculum. Plans to expand the curriculum to incorporate mastery learning simulation sessions are currently underway.