Recently WikiJournalClub.org a fantastic online resource for journal review, brought to our attention that content from their journal club had been copied onto WikEM Journal Club. We support open access to content but more importantly believe in protecting copyright and attributing authorship. We have removed content that was in violation of their copyright and we will begin drafting copyright terms for our site which until this point have not existed.
If copyrighted content is replicated on WikEM permission must be obtained in writing from the original source. If you are summarizing preexisting content it must be sufficiently different from original source.
In the spirit of FOAMed, we introduce WikEM Journal Club. Anyone worldwide can contribute, and each article review will build a list of must read articles for residents and practicing physicians. The best part, all journal club reviews are available offline using the WikEM mobile app.
To strengthen learning, we have a series of Dr. Amy Kaji’s review questions that can be added to the end of any journal review. (ie TTM) or you can write your own question using this example.… Read more
Our goal at WikEM is to provide physicians with bedside information and continuing medical education resources. As we continue to expand the information on the site, we are pleased to to announce the addition of board review questions.
Amy Kaji MD PhD, faculty at Harbor-UCLA, has created an extraordinary set of Emergency Medicine review questions. These questions will live on WikEM with eventual incorporation into articles and CME modules.
The questions are not yet formatted for the wiki and we need all users help to integrate them into the site.
Please help format the questions for wiki quiz format and advance your own medical education!
We believe that everyone should get credit for their hard work creating and editing articles on WikEM. This is why we have implemented Author Credits at the bottom of each article. You can see authorship credits in action by visiting our review of the SOAP II trial. Your credits name will use the signature you indicated on your preferences page.
To better surface our top authors we have created a Contribution Score with rankings. The scores are a composite of unique and edited articles and will be used for promoting top authors to our editorial roles.… Read more
We are pleased to announce the new front page redesign. The most important features are the New Articles and News sections. Featured links are prominent along the top bar. We encourage everyone to signup for our monthly newsletter where we will highlight the best articles of the month and give updates in the WikEM organization.
This exciting project hopes to become the go-to place for global emergency medicine curriculum development by cataloging on-line emergency medicine educational materials. Take a look at the Global Emergency Medicine Curriculum Project portal and talk page for more information.… Read more
We are finally introducing a newsletter to keep everyone in the WikEM.org community up to date with news and feature announcements. You can sign up for the mailing here. We will never spam you, only send an email once a month, and never distribute or sell your email.
WikEM is proud to announce a new referencing feature to allow for better sourcing of evidence based content.
Place the reference between the <ref> </ref> tags and then place the tag <references/> in the Source section at the bottom of the article to automatically generate footnotes
You can see a great example of referencing on the Stroke Trial Review Article
Welcome everyone to the WikEM Blog. This will be the official site for updates, announcements, and initiatives taken on by the WikEM organization. Collaboration and new ideas are always welcome. You may always email firstname.lastname@example.org and freely contribute to wikem.org
- Site Upgrades with Referencing modules to allow for increased Evidence Based Content
- Continued Mobile Development with bug fixes
- Development of the Global Emergency Medicine Curriculum
- Promotion and Recruitment for Resident Editors
- Expansion of Institution and Residency specific administration pages