I’m a pretty vigorous consumer of all thing #FOAMed. But still most of my attendings aren’t. There’s an odd generational thing I’m noticing. Most people who grew up learning primarily from the old school of clinical learning won’t internalize to accept something as legit until they see one of their colleagues do it, or until it’s vetted through a more traditional mode, like in a class or in a review paper. My generation is very willing to take things learned from online and incorporate it into our body of knowledge just be reading about it in a digital form. It’s a completely different level of trust in how we accrue information.
It’s uncanny how often a clinical question will come up on shifts that is answered by social media without me even having to try to look for it, even without having to look for it actively.
Case in point. Had a patient with a proximal first MC fx of his left thumb. Rolando fracture? Two days later someone re-Tweets a review on it.
It’s absolutely incredible how much social medial has taught me.