International Emergency Medicine Education Project is a continuous project aiming to provide free resources for medical students/interns, their teachers and promote specialty of emergency medicine in the world.
How to contribute
Being A Section Editor
We have 22 planned sections in the book/content. Although we have section editors for some chapters, there is a need for more section editors. Section editors’ activity will be started 1-2 months earlier than authors. They will be responsible from finding authors, reviewing their chapters and delivering their final version to Editors’ of 2021 book in 2 months (authors will have 4 months to write chapters).
Being An Author In The Book
Today, there are 106 topics/chapters in the 2018 book/content. However, new chapters will be needed for 2021 (2nd) or 2023 (3rd) editions. Today, we have 133 contributors in 2018 edition and many new contribution applications for 2021 edition. Authors will be activated at the beginning of 2021 and first chapters are planned to be published online at June 2021.
Being An Author In The Blog
The medicine is changing very fast, and content is becoming outdated over time. Furthermore, there are many important messages, topics, simple but important things we need to share with students/interns. Therefore, we open the blog section to emphasize some of them with short posts, screencasts, podcasts, infographics.
We ask 4 blog posts (it can be more if you wish) from each author in a year. Each blog post includes 500 – 1500 words w/wo pictures or videos. They should be appropriate to med student/intern level. Topics can be anything about EM or related to EM, EPs, residents, med student, interns. We publish posts Monday, Wednesday, Friday. We expect to receive your manuscript (text and pictures/videos separately), 3 days earlier the publication time.
Being A Medical Image/Video Contributor
Finding freely available medical clinical pictures, videos, imaging pictures, etc. to use in the book formats is not easy. Actually, we recommend you to search on the internet and see the results. Although the internet is full of medical media, their quality, relevance, and permissions are not fully fit to use them in our chapters. Our authors tried their best to give original media and find the best freely available media options. However, there are a lot of media needed to provide a good resource for our trainees and educators in a complete package. Therefore, your contribution will be appreciated. We will use the image/video with your name (see example)
We ask 6 Medical Image/Video Contribution (it can be more if you wish) from each contributor in a year. Each Medical Image/Video should include 100 – 150 words explanations. We publish posts Monday, Wednesday, Friday. We expect to receive the text and pictures/videos separately, 3 days earlier the publication time for the blog posts. These images/videos are also subject to use in future editions of the book.
We like to give freedom of the topic selection to contributors. However any topic that you think medical students/interns and maybe PGY1s can get benefit from it, will be fine. Our expectations from video/images includes
- Clinical images of rare diseases or good images of very common emergencies
- Images of diagnostic modalities such as x-rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI etc.
- Images or videos unique to country or region of the contributor are also welcome
- Clinical examination, procedure, expert opinion videos relevant to medical student/intern/PGY1 level will be fine.
- short video format (2-3 min).
- The images and videos can also include HIDDEN CURRICULUM hints too.
- If it is possible, 2-3 minutes of videos will be great. However, if the topics need longer time, we would like to share it in parts of 2-5 minutes each.
Images and Videos should be raw without any additional editing on them. However, please provide additional information about the image and video, if there is a need some editing on them by us. We will be adding a standard format to every image and video to secure courtesy information of contributors and also brand of iEM Education Project.
Medical Image/Video Contribution will be published in blog page and then stored in the iEM FLICKR and iEM YOUTUBE accounts with your name, and are subject to use in future editions of the book.
Being A Multiple Choice Question Contributor
One of the components of the project is providing a high-quality MCQ and different format questions to students in the chapters and separate quizzes.
Being a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Developer/Faculty for Medical Students/Interns
If you read the articles regarding emergency medicine clerkships in the world or if you travel the countries and discuss their undergraduate education with some of the local leaders, you easily recognize that there is a lot of gap between countries. Today, there are very few countries in the world has appropriately designed undergraduate emergency medicine education programs in their medical schools. The majority of the countries (even some developed ones) have no guideline, curriculum, enough resources (faculty members, etc.). This is one of the things we need to change as medical educators/enthusiasts. But, it will take decades. Until that time, we need to do something for undergraduate emergency medicine education globally. We need to provide some important aspects of the emergency medicine curriculum with well-designed modules and make it freely available. This will help to medical students/interns, first-year residents, clerkship directors who have limited resources. Therefore, two to three years time, we are planning to open these modules. If you eager to part of this, you are welcome.
There are multiple ways to participate this global initiative. You reviewed the above options.
If you feel responsible to improve international undergraduate emergency medicine education, this is your place. So, please contact us, share your experience and resources with others.