Archive for May 16th, 2007

Web 2.0 in the Student British Medical Journal

May 16, 2007

The StudentBMJ has an interesting take on Web 2.0 in Healthcare titled, “Trust Me, Trust Me Not”. He cites some familiar blogs including Clinical Cases and Images and other resources like the visible human project and Elsevier’s
Student Consult ( In addition, he discusses the pros and cons of blogs and  medical wikis.

“Because of the scope for error offered by the wiki format, many people involved in medical education remain suspicious. However, room for compromise exists between different models of editorial authority.” In pointing out the need to have a critical eye toward any knowledge base, he concludes, “Perhaps it is comforting to reflect that when working in these exciting new fields of knowledge creation and synthesis, traditional skills of knowledge evaluation and appraisal will be as important as ever-if not more so.”

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