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 (Why donate outdated textbooks when you can put content online for free download?)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:

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 Beach,
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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

Welcome to the new WikEM blog

WikEM is excited to announce the launch of its new blog to keep emergency medicine practitioners updated about WikEM current activities.

For those of you not familiar with its history, WikEM, The Global Emergency Medicine Wiki is a global community of medical practitioners that via wiki-software features continually updated emergency medicine information. Its popular point-of-care phone application, which is a rapid reference for key emergency medicine content, has been downloaded by tens-of-thousands of users worldwide. WikEM is intended for clinicians only and not directly for patients.

WikEM first started as a series of notes that were hand passed (and then “beamed” on PDAs) from resident to resident at the Harbor-UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  This… Read more