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This blog was inspired by the realization that I love all of the exciting content that FOAM provides but can’t seem to make myself learn the boring stuff. When I began writing I hoped to force myself to expand my readings beyond ultrasound and critical care by covering one digestible topic of intense disinterest each week.

To ensure that I don’t leave my initial goal behind, I have decided to try to post more frequently. I will aim to meet my original objective of posting at least one original topic on the boring stuff each week while also writing in follow-up to previous posts and about mentorship for any wannabe-EM medical students that happen to stop by.

On a personal note, I am an emergency medicine resident in Canada. My background includes a masters degree in Leadership and I will be spending next year enhancing my medical education skills as a Medical Simulation Fellow in the US.

I always appreciate feedback – feel free to contact me in the comments, with tweets or through the e-mail address below.

Brent Thoma @boringem

  1. caseyparker207 permalink

    Wonderful start.
    Can I get you to teach our RMOS?
    This is exactly the type of questions we all gloss over, and never really stop to answer.
    Keep it up

    • Thank you so much for the encouragement!
      I’d be very interested in any teaching as soon as I get my blug up with consistent posts.
      Also – thanks for all of the work you’ve done. I’ve been a regular reader of your blog for months!

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