I started the EMBER Project in 2011 as a simple blog while working in a remote rural hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii as a way to stay connected with fellow Emergency Physicians with an interest in medical education around the globe.
Born out of the belief that in a world of rapid change lifelong learning goes hand in hand with being a great clinician; that keeping pace requires incorporating new insights about how we learn with new tools to educate ourselves. It has developed over the years into a larger experiment on the innovative use of technology and social media in medical education.
Somewhere out there is an ideal world where learning can become a lifestyle, where content fits your specific needs, where people share their knowledge and experience freely, and where feet don’t hurt at the end of a shift. Somewhere a collective wisdom about our daily EM practice brings us all closer together, working for the common cause of being better, wiser, and happier caregivers.