REBEL EM/IM: New High-Yield Medical Exam Prep Community

Editor’s note: The Knowmedge team is thrilled to help Dr. Salim Rezaie launch the REBEL EM/IM Community on Google+. Dr. Rezaie is a contributor to and friend of Knowmedge. If you are interested in medical education and want to improve your ABIM / USMLE exam prep, we whole-heartedly endorse this new community.


As a physician and newcomer to FOAM, I am finding that I have learned a lot of myths and pearls that are not true as I matriculated through school. This has taught me that learning from textbooks may be great for board exams, but more importantly it is not optimal for patient care and has made me question a lot of different practices. We all want to know clinically relevant information that is evidence based and up to date that will make a difference in our care of patients. The purpose and goal of REBEL is to create a sustained change in beliefs, attitudes, and behavior through review of the best evidence available.






What does REBEL stand for?


Rezaie’s Evidence Based Evaluation of Literature in Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine


REBEL content will live primarily in the REBEL Google+ Community. It will cover a myriad of clinical topics, but primarily it will initially focus on “REBEL Reviews” and evidence-based cardiovascular topics.


  What are REBEL Reviews?


Simple approach to determining ECG Axis

Simple approach to determining ECG Axis


This is a new series of board review charts that takes different topics, removes the fluff and consolidates the information into one high-yield chart.  There will be a weekly recurring chart that gets posted and the information can be found in one of two locations:


1. Twitter:  Search for the #REBELReview or follow me at @srrezaie


2. Google+ Community: Join the Google+ community at REBEL in EM/IM


3. ALiEM Page: An archive of all REBEL Review tables


This will be a FREE resource and will cover topics seen on the emergency medicine, internal medicine, and USMLE exams.  Hopefully, this will be a useful tool as you prepare for your exams. If there are topics you would like me to produce be sure to ask.


What else will be covered in the REBEL Google+ Community?


1. ECGs: Just because electrocardiography is a basic skill in medicine doesn’t mean that our skills should be basic.


2. Blog Posts on Cardiovascular Clinical Content: Learning equals a sustained change in beliefs, attitudes, and/or behaviors from a review of best evidence.


Welcome to the concept of REBEL and be sure to join the conversation! 

About Salim Rezaie

Dr. Rezaie completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and followed that up with a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Currently, he is an attending on the faculty of UTHSCSA in San Antonio, TX, where he focuses on medical education, social media as a tool for education (FOAMed), and building the bridges between internal medicine, critical care, and emergency medicine. Feel free to contact him on Twitter (@srrezaie) (@UTHSCSAPearls) about anything EM/IM! Salim Rezaie

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