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Brent Thoma

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Brent Thoma is a Harvard Macy Scholar and a Faculty member for the Digital Citizen course. He works as an Emergency Physician and Research Director at the University of Saskatchewan and is an Editor at BoringEM.org and ALiEM.com.

Health Educators as bloggers: developing an online community of practice

Over the past decade blogging has become a growing method of knowledge dissemination.1,2 Several medical education blogs now have an online footprints that rival or surpass the major medical journals in their field.3 As a result, many journals have developed their own blogs (e.g. BMJ, NEJM) or collaborated with established blogs to enhance the dissemination and knowledge translation of their research.4,5 In this post I will outline why health educators should blog, discuss blogging’s impact on my career, and share some tips for how you can get started.

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