The EMBER Project was created in 2011 while working in a remote rural hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii as a way to rekindle my love of learning, and to stay connected with other FOAM educators around the globe.
It’s inception was born out of the belief that in a world of rapid change lifelong learning is a fundament requirement of being a great clinician, and that keeping pace requires incorporating new insights about how we learn with new tools to educate ourselves.
Now a physician educator in NYC with a special interest in airway and resuscitation skills who teaches medical students and residents, the EMBER Project has developed into a larger experiment on the innovative use of technology, social media, and other tools in medical education: creating original FOAM content, highlighting the best and the brightest; sharing new approaches to clinical care and how to teach those skills to others.
Somewhere out there is an ideal world where medical education has no geographic or institutional boundaries, where learning can become a rewarding 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 out there is a collective wisdom about our daily clinical practice that brings us all closer together, working for the common cause of being better, wiser, and happier caregivers.