Get credit for resident reading electives and asynchronous learning activities, while supporting open access medicine!

Are you a resident who would like to get credit for time spent editing WikEM or a faculty member looking for a free and easy way to document reading elective and/or asynchronous learning activities?  Support open access medicine!  Use the WikEM elective and asynchronous learning platform, supported by the non-profit OpenEM Foundation.
Contributions to WikEM benefit medical practitioners around the globe, while being immediately available to the contributor, their fellow residents, and their residency program via the WikEM website and its native mobile applications.
Many EM residency programs offer reading electives and/or asynchronous learning  (i.e. “individualized interactive instruction”). However, these activities can be difficult to monitor, leading to numerous… Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Share your Knowledge by Editing WikEM

WikEM isn’t just the premier emergency medicine bedside reference, it’s also a wiki, meaning that our users collaborate to provide our content.  Have you really not made an edit yet?  Here are some reasons you should:

  1. It’s fun!
  2. It’s educational.
  3. It will make you a better clinician.
  4. It’s social.  Interact with the new cohort of intelligent #FOAMed clinicians, who are making medical education free and openly available on the web.
  5. You are helping providers around the world have access to free and current medical information. (Why donate outdated textbooks when you can put content online for free download?)
  6. It gives you something to do on those late night shifts, instead of making inflatable turkey’s with disposable gloves (which are pediatric choking
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Thanks to our 2014 donors!

As we near the end of our first year as a formal entity, OpenEM Foundation, the overarching nonprofit entity supporting WikEM, would like to thank its generous 2014 donors for their support.

All proceeds are used for hosting costs, website support, and mobile development.  Help make WikEM better!  Please consider joining them and donate at: http://www.wikem.org/wiki/Donate.

2014 Donors

  • Barbara Ryan (Seattle, WA)
  • Elaine Beever (British Columbia)
  • Evan Suzuki (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Gaurav Tyagi (Hoboken, NJ)
  • George Verghese (Solihull, West Midlands)
  • Ilker Akba (Kahramanmaras, Turkey)
  • John Hipskind (Visalia, CA)
  • John Thompson (Walnut, CA)
  • Jung Kim (East Setauket, NY)
  • Karl Bandyan (Van Nuys, CA)
  • Maxim Ben Yakov (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Nicholas Abraham (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rebecca Thilo (Long
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2013-14 WikEM Awards!

We are happy to announce WikEM’s first annual appreciation awards for the 2013-2014 academic year!  We are truly grateful for all of the clinicians who donate their time to making WikEM the best bedside emergency medicine resource, which allows us to make this life-saving information readily available to the medical community regardless of location.

And the awards go to…

Outstanding Editor Award

Ross Donaldson
Daniel Ostermayer
Marissa Camilon
Joe Lex
Manuel Celedon
Manpreet Singh
Jonathan Osgood
Allen Bookatz
Joel Clinton Miller
Silas Chiu

Outstanding Contributor Award

Bobak Zonnoor
Matthew Hankerson
James Cunningham
Alex Linker
Peter Morris
Jordan Swartz
Hamid Nazir
Matthew Davey
Abdalmohsen Ababtain
Ashley Bean… Read more