Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival

The “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” is a weekly summary of the best posts from medical blogs. Feel free to send your suggestions to my email at Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.

What is FOAM? Free Open-Access Meducation

From Andy Neill’s blog: Instead of all those powerpoint slides and images resting on a decaying hard drive – get them out there – let someone else benefit and engage with them. You did a talk one time at rounds? Get it recorded and post it online. If it’s good you’ll hear about it. If you’re wrong someone will tell you and start a conversation on it.

He recorded Mike Cadogan talk outlining the future of medical education - FOAM or Free Open-Access Meducation:

Why the Internet is More Attractive than the Library

Alternative journal impact factors – Eigenfactor, R-Factor, Y-Factor | The Search Principle blog

Impressive: @giustini 's 140 SlideShare presentations achieved more than 1 million viewings, with many of then focused on the use of social media in healthcare (#HCMS) and medlib

The evolution of a physician's blog

Dr. Smith presents his research poster, which charts the tremendous growth of his eponymous blog, Dr Smith’s ECG blog. The blog is practically free to maintain, hosted by Google's service,, and will break 1,000,000 page views this year. The site itself represents a living and breathing, dynamic textbook:

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