I've also been thinking a lot about crowdsourcing lately. As a resident, I don't have time for much else besides medicine and my loved ones. So how does a busy person take big ideas and make them into reality? By soliciting the help of a crowd of experts.
At BIDMC/HAEMR, a fellow resident and I set up an internal site on our resident-wiki page where residents post info to help one another out in our EM learning. I started collecting the links of all the ultrasound videos I watched this week in order to post them onto this site. But, I realized that the crowd of ultrasound learners could be much larger than just the 36 other residents at my program.
So I've begun to design a free ultrasound course. I've posted the first 3 lessons (cardiac, aorta, and GB/RUQ), and as I continue to learn ultrasound, I will post more lessons.
I am in no way an expert on ultrasound, so I'll need your help to crowdsource this project. Please comment to this post, and contribute your own videos/sites/podcasts/apps/etc, and I’ll update the “course” appropriately.
Note: I have no affiliation with any of the resources that I posted. If I ever do, I'll be sure to disclose it. If you post a resource that you are affiliated with, please let us know that as well.
- Teach, MD