Medical education, as with everything, is evolving and the progress of the online medical resources has been remarkable. Starting out as a hodge-podge of niche newsgroups and individual blogs, the FOAMed community has galvanised itself into a broad range of blog sites, content communities, journal clubs, podcasts and even conferences (think SMACC and Bedside Critical Care). Individuals and groups are finding ways to shape Web 2.0 resources to the benefit of promulgating medical education in novel and clever ways.

One of the latest developments has been the uptake of Google's Communities facility to create open access and invitational discussion fora, where like-minded individuals can get together to discuss topics, exchange opinions and share resources. Whether it's emergency medicine, critical care, prehospital medicine or some other facet, there is probably a Google Community for you.

A community that was missing until today is motorsport medicine and rescue. The Rollcage Medic site evolved out of an attempt to make medical, technical and regulatory items more easily accessible to and promote networking between those who are involved in it. So, it seemed obvious to create a Motorsport Medicine and Rescue Community and that's what I did this evening.

You can find it here - Motorsport Medicine and Rescue Google Community

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