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About Us – English

Welcome to the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine Global (SGEM-Global)– Meet ‘em, greet ‘em, treat ‘em and street ‘em.

The goal of the SGEM-Global is to cut the knowledge translation window from over ten years down to less than one year. It does this by using social media to provide you with high quality, clinically relevant, critically appraised, evidence based information. The SGEM-Global consists of a podcast available for free on iTunes and a blog.

The knowledge translation problem was illustrated by Pathman’s Leaky Pipe Model The first leak in the pipe is awareness. Emergency care providers may not be aware of some of the current literature because it was only accessible in the English language. The SGEM-Global hopes to break down this barrier by providing its information in a variety of languages.


The SGEM-Global is part of the Free Open Access to Meducation (FOAM) movement. FOAM – Medical education for anyone, anywhere, anytime.
We hope you enjoy this free knowledge translation initiative and please give us feedback.

Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on
The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine Global.