Rural and Remote Health Journal - View Article 2015-08-25


[Abstract] Rural clinicians require expertise across a broad range of specialties, presenting difficulty in maintaining currency of knowledge and application of best practice. Free open access medical education is a new paradigm in continuing professional education. Use of the internet and social media allows a globally accessible crowd-sourced adjunct, providing inline (contextual) and offline (asynchronous) content to augment traditional educational principles and the availability of relevant resources for life-long learning. This markedly reduces knowledge translation (the delay from inception of a new idea to bedside implementation) and allows rural clinicians to further expertise by engaging in discussion of cutting edge concepts with peers worldwide.


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Tags: oa.foam oa.oer oa.medicine oa.social_networks oa.crowd oa.impactfactor

Date tagged:

08/25/2015, 07:55

Date published:

08/25/2015, 03:55