Boilerplate Templates

If you search for a page on WikEM and don’t find it, you can always create a new one by clicking on the red link at the top of the search results

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The boilerplate templates will have preset headings to ensure consistency across article creation.  They also will prevent you from having to remember all the necessary components to create a great page.   However, feel free to modify or delete sections not pertinent to the page.

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Recently 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.

Please also see the MediaWiki Foundation’s take on plagerism on wikipedia Read more

Journal Club

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

Board Review Questions

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!

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Authorship Credits and Scores

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


wikem redesign

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.

We are also actively recruiting Resident Editors and Mobile Developers.… Read more