The FOAMcast Mission

We  believe in the educational merits of Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM), which includes podcasts, blogs, articles on PubMed Central, conferences streamed for free and more.  As a result, we would like to encourage others to move beyond quoting podcasts and into the realm of tying “cutting edge” FOAM to the core content.  On this podcast we’ll review FOAM and tie it to core content, 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.

(n) - the melding of core Emergency Medicine texts, Rosen's and Tintinalli.
Rosenalli (n.) – the melding of core Emergency Medicine texts, Rosen’s and Tintinalli.

This isn’t a substitute for learning on one’s own but an example as to how to connect core content with cutting edge FOAM.  Why, indeed, should we FOAM it alone?

Jeremy Faust

Emergency Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Twitter: @jeremyfaust

Lauren Westafer

Emergency Physician and Research Fellow, Baystate Medical Center

Clinical Instructor, UMASS Medical School

Adjunct Toxicology Faculty, Western New England University College of Pharmacy

Blogs at “The Short Coat

Twitter: @LWestafer



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      1. Ted Burningham

        LOVE your podcast. You guys are doing some tremendous work. I have been in practice for over 20 years in family medicine as well as doing emergency medicine locum’s in rural and IHS for eight years. I WISH I had had you guys when I had been in residency and also over the last 20 years! You actually make me laugh while I am learning TONS of useful research and core emergency medicine content! You have a big fan and Friend in Utah. Well done and best wishes !
        PS: it is most obvious that you to spend MANY HOURS working on just one podcast. Thank you so much for your efforts in all of our behalf. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  1. Edwin Leap

    I listen to FOAMcast on my 45 minute drive to work in a small community ED in Northeast Georgia. Great material. Thank you both for your hard work! I always learn something useful.

    Lauren, may I say that your accent is melodious to this WV born, SC residing, GA working EP.


    Edwin Leap, MD

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