Keeping up with the constant flood of new information in pulmonary & critical care medicine is almost impossible today, in the traditional way. Multiple quality journals compete for the best studies, and for your attention (and subscription). Because of this unwieldy system, we all miss important findings every month.
PulmCCM launched in August 2011 as a solution to these related problems of information overload and "journal fragmentation." The mission is simple: make your life easier by helping you stay sharp and up-to-date in pulmonary & critical care in the most efficient way. Here are the main areas of the site:
- The "Everything Good" literature review is an online Journal Club: a single stream of summaries of the most important new articles from more than 30 journals, keeping you abreast of the latest research at a glance. We can't replace the value of reading the original articles, but our digest can quickly link you to the articles you want to read in depth.
- The "Real-World Boards" offer a growing library of free pulmonary board review and critical care board review questions: simulated situational learning that's proven to be more effective than just reading.
- PulmCCM Journal is an online peer-reviewed journal currently under development that will offer clinical reviews of topics in critical care and respiratory medicine. Please read our submission guidelines and contribute your work for our upcoming first issue.
- There's also a library of review articles and topic updates, and a list of guidelines in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
PulmCCM is not affiliated with any of the specialty societies or medical journals referenced on the website. Advertising is sold and managed by a third-party broker; advertisers have no influence on the editorial process or on article selection. A portion of revenues are donated to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other nonprofit groups.
I write many of the posts by "Pulmonary Central" or that aren't attributed to someone else. Guest posts on a topic of your choosing are welcome. I also appreciate all your comments, suggestions, and corrections -- please keep them coming. Thanks for visiting, and for telling your friends and colleagues about PulmCCM!
Matthew Hoffman, MD
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