Thursday, January 19, 2012

Opening up medical education: Is this the first Open Access video series of Grand Rounds?

This week, the Division of Emergency Medicine in London, Ontario, Canada, released our first video from grand rounds. There's really nothing new about the idea - well-done archives of grand rounds videos truly are a dime a dozen. But - to my knowledge - we are the first program to make the videos available under an Open Access, Creative Commons license (in our case, By Attribution, ShareAlike).

This move is good for our non-academic physician colleagues, who can now access and remix high quality rounds contents from a reputed academic emergency medicine program. But it is also good for us, since it encourages higher caliber presentations (something about the unforgetting internet is so unnerving to me as a presenter) and will bring peer review to our rounds from the far reaches of the world.

So, we're claiming the crown, but the challenge is out: Who else has done this? We'd love to learn from them and grow together.

tarek : )

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