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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mahmoud Sakr, M.D. [2]

Overview

The resident survival guide project is a high quality collaborative effort between the Wikidoc editor, associate and assistant editors with prior expertise in medical education and training in various specialties. This project is designed in a simple but efficient way to address common medical conditions encountered by medical graduates in training such as interns, residents and house staff officers. Some of the goals for this project is to enhance the abilities of medical and surgical residents in various specialties to properly evaluate, diagnose and treat patients presenting acutely with common medical problems. It also implements the evidence based approach that healthcare professionals should follow when treating common public health conditions.

Statement of Need

Despite different cultures and circumstances, interns and residents all around the world share common needs. Some of those needs are:

  • A quick and effective way to diagnose and treat acute medical problems without having to read a monograph during emergency situations
  • A convenient and simple guide to stay informed about the newest approaches and standards of care for common acute medical emergencies
  • A systematic approach during emergency situations to help reduce medical errors commonly encountered by interns and residents due to long work hours

How Can WikiDoc Meet Those Needs

A joint effort has been initiated among Wikidoc chief, scholars on campus and remote collaborators to provide residents worldwide with a quick and efficient guide to acute medical conditions commonly encountered by house staff. The Wikidoc resident survival guide project specifically addresses house staff in its approach. It enhances the abilities of medical and surgical residents in various specialties to properly evaluate, diagnose and treat patients presenting acutely with common medical problems. It also implements the evidence based approach that healthcare professionals should follow when treating common public health conditions.

How Can You Help WikiDoc Meet Those Needs

The resident survival guide project prefers input from medical professionals with prior graduate training or practice experiences.

  • Medical and surgical residents and fellows
  • Attending physicians
  • Lecturers, instructors, associate professors and full professors in a medical school in the field of contribution
  • Post doctoral fellows with prior or current medical practice experience

Wikidoc always welcomes remote contributions from qualified candidates. If you're equally interested and qualified to participate in the resident survival guide project, the Wikidoc foundation will be happy to hear from you and guide you on how to start. Once you're on board as an editor, you will be able to select your topic of expertise and start editing. This way, the resident survival guide project will continue to grow and expand addressing more and more emergency medical conditions encountered by house officers worldwide.


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