Dear PED-EM-L members:
We would like to share with you an interactive and exciting new website that
was launched 2 weeks ago at the National PEM Fellows' Conference in Miaimi:
www.pemfellows.com. So far more than 260 fellows and faculty have signed in.
The website is meant to tap into the desire for "community" amongst fellows
and faculty at a level beyond an individual institution. Like physical
communities, it will be the sum of the contributions of the individual
members. Your registration will give you access to relevant databases and
grant you publisher privileges to upload information and files. We encourage
you to contribute early and often. Here are some tangible ways:
>> Heard or given a great talk lately? Ask the permission of the speaker
to put their slides up on our password-protected site. There must be 100
"Fever Without Source" talks out there -- why reinvent the wheel when you
can (with proper attribution) use elements provided by your colleagues?
>> Let's collectively find the best of the Web for PEM. Each of us has our
favorite websites but these don't diffuse easily from practitioner to
practitioner. The website is a natural clearing house for these gems. It's
easy to put up links. The more you contribute the richer we'll all be.
>> Go ahead and blog away!! The site has very simple Blog/comment features.
Share ideas, cases, ask questions. This is a great way to communicate and
tap into the expertise and experiences of your colleagues around the country
and around the world.
>> Get on the site and VOTE. One of the coolest features of the site is
the ability to "rank" various elements including recent publications. We
(and you) will post references to recent literature that is relevant to PEM
Fellows -- using a 5-star system, you can rank the articles you read so that
future readers can more effectively judge what to read.
>> Get evidence-based ! Have you recently done an appraisal for your
journal club? Upload your assessment through our forms-based Critically
Assessed Review. Your CAR will be posted for other PEM fellows to browse
>> Looking for colleagues with similar interests? Curious about multicenter
research? Check out the directories of fellows and faculty, see their
research interests and publications and start collaborating!
>> And there are many more databases to which to contribute: New studies
(Thanks to Itai Shavit for the idea), Core studies (Thanks to Graham
Thompson for the idea), PEM fellowships, Board review materials, Virtual
preceptor questions, Upcoming events etc.. etc...
The initial structure of the website is our best guess as to what will be
useful to PEM Fellows and Faculty. However, let's mold it together as we
move forward. If you find that some sections are more useful than others,
let us know! Email suggestions/feedback to: [log in to unmask] .
Instructions for registration:
Go to www.pemfellows.com --> click on “create an account”. A confirmation
Email and password will be sent to you. When you login, visit “Your details”
in order to manage your subscription and change your password
Now, get on YOUR site and contribute!
The pemfellows.com 2007-2008 Administrative team
David Schnadower, Martin Pusic, Hector Vazquez, June Lee
And many thanks to Charles Macias, David Jaffe, Jane Knapp, Milton Tenenbein
and the AAP's SOEM
The site is supported by:
The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine
The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, Columbia
University Medical Center
For more information, send mail to [log in to unmask] with the message: info PED-EM-L
The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is: