On this page, you will find some of our recommended emergency medicine related FOAM. FOAM or "Free Open Access Meducation" is increasingly gaining traction including in the global community of emergency medicine. Although not meant to replace but rather supplement traditional educational principles (click below to watch a video on 'Facts, Fallacies and Foibles on FOAM'), we realize that advances and new knowledge in emergency medicine is rocketting at an exponential rate that no one can keep pace with this development all the time, in all fields. As a community of emergency medicine doctors in Malaysia, we realize how important it is to keep learning to keep updating and equipping ourselves. As Joe Lex, an emergnecy physician and educator, aptly said:


If you want to know how we practiced medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook.
If you want to know how we practiced medicine 2 years ago, read a journal.
If you want to know how we practice medicine now, go to a (good) conference.
If you want to know how we will practice medicine in the future, listen in the hallways and use FOAM.

- from International EM Education Efforts & E-Learning by Joe Lex 2012

















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Emergency Medicine Cases


Emergency Medicine Cases (EM Cases) is a free online medical education podcast, medical blog and website dedicated to providing online emergency medicine education and CME for physicians, residents, students nurses and paramedics. One of Canada’s most listened to emergency medicine podcast hosted by Dr. Anton Helman. In each podcast 2 or more experts in a particular emergency medicine topic join Dr. Helman in a round-table, case-based discussion on key practice changing clinical emergency medicine topics, which are then carefully edited to maximize your learning.


Web URL: http://emergencymedicinecases.com/

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/oyc3pqj

Evernote show notes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/mofor3r

The Skeptics’ Guide to EM


Hosted by Ken Milne, much of the content is focused on the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) process. The goal of the SGEM is to cut the knowledge translation window from over 10 years down to less than 1 year. It does this by using social media to provide high quality, clinically relevant, critically appraised, evidence based information.


Web URL: http://thesgem.com/

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/oyc3pqj




Don’t let this dull-looking picture deceives you! Hosted by 2 emergency medicine residents, this FOAM podcast essentially is a review of other FOAM podcasts and tie the contents of the reviewed podcasts to core contents (including textbooks contents like Tintinalli’s and Rosen’s), providing some review and references for listeners to read on their own, as well as board review questions donated by Adam Rosh of the Rosh Review. Very suitable for residents/postgraduate students. Also great for emergency physicians, even medical students…in fact, everybody!


Web URL: http://foamcast.org/

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/qzha9ge 



An educational resource for emergency medicine residents, emergency practitioners, and instructors of EM Residents.  The goal of this podcast is to help EM residents in US to get through their residency, while building a solid foundation of EM Core Content knowledge. Another great resource for EM residents/postgraduate students.


Web URL: http://emrespodcast.org/

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/l3c9f5d  

EM Basic


EM Basic is one it says it is: basics of emergency medicine made for medical students and emergency medicine interns. Each podcast starts exactly how a patient interaction in the ED starts- with a chief complaint.  From there, important points of the patient’s history and physical exam, the workup, and the basic treatment and disposition of each chief complaint in the ED will be discussed; all in 30 minute easy to digest audio podcasts. I personally find the host Steve Carroll, a little monotonous to listen to. But it has good sets of show notes. The master file of show notes can be downloaded in MSDoc here: http://tinyurl.com/ov4vpfc and in pdf here: http://tinyurl.com/mm6hzpx


Web URL: http://embasic.org/

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/q59mytz

The R.E.B.E.L Cast


Stands for Rezale’s Evidence Based Evaluation of Literature in Emergency Medicine. A relatively new podcast started in Oct 2013. This podcast will have 3 goals: 1. Set a clinical stage, or hypothetical case; 2. Review evidence based literature; and 3. End with a clinical take home point for your clinical practice.


Web URL: http://rebelem.com/

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/oe5yl49

RAGE Podcast


The focus of RAGE podcast is on the educational ‘real world’ perspective to current research, core topics and controversies in resuscitation and critical care.



Web URL: http://ragepodcast.com/

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/l929mwf

Free Emergency Medicine Talks


A HUGE collection of more than 2450 MP3s of emergency medicine talks recorded at many national and international meetings. Some have poorly audible sounds.

Web URL: http://freeemergencytalks.net/ 

iTunes subscription: http://tinyurl.com/k7rmowa


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For MORE FOAM resources, go to a Directory of FOAM Podcasts in Life In The Fastlane website.