A website designed to bring the concept of FOAM, Free Open Access Medical Education to paediatrics. We host short articles and posts on a variety of topics, from general paediatrics, to neonatology, to child development, to careers and more. Anything related to paediatrics that we think would be useful to our colleagues. So much brilliant teaching in paediatrics is delivered to an audience of a handful, wouldn’t it be great to share across institutions, cities, countries?
Project goals: develop a website that hosts high quality educational resources for paediatrics. We want it to be regularly updated, visually attractive, engaging in tone and accessible on a variety of devices.
We have developed the website as well as a Twitter and Facebook presence.
We are continuing to develop our pool of contributors and to spread the concept of FOAM in the paediatric world. We have also started recording a podcast and running half day workshops to promote the concept and develop contributors.
The project is a bit more open ended than most, and we don’t have a clearly defined endpoint or outcome. We would like FOAM to be as widespread in paediatrics as it is is EM. We tend to look at page views and followers as our major indicator of ‘success’ and we are pleased to have reached over 2400 twitter followers and over 50,000 article views, around 100-200 per day.
we are always looking for contributors, please get in touch!
Katie Knight, Mark Butler, Suzannah Pye, Priyen Shah, Jonathan Round