Three years ago a group of our 2nd year students set up DundeePRN – Medicine for students as and when required. This website was a wealth of useful information for students and proved popular. Once the students hit 4th year and busy clinical attachments, DundeePRN went into a hibernation. This year there have been a number of conversations about raising PRN from it’s slumber and using PRN to showcase #FOAMed resources developed by Dundee medical students and most recently as a hub for some twitter case discussions.
Tonight at 8pm we kick off our first #dundeeprn twitter case discussion an idea that has come from converastions with one of Year 2 students, Iona Campbell, an active participant in #twitfrg and #ukmeded chats. The chats have enthusiastic support from a number of teaching staff, (some have already been writing cases for future chats) and also from active tweeting students across a number of years. We’ve pitched the #dundeeprn chats to other students as an opportunity to support some revision and hopefully as the weeks go by we’ll see more joining in. As with any twitter chat the #dundeeprn are not in any way exclusive and medical students and doctors from other institutions are very welcome to join in, so if you’re free tune in and join in the conversation.
Our kick off case comes from an old GI study guide which has lots of questions, and you can take a look at it on google docs. This isn’t a typical case in the way that #twitfrg would present a case but we hope it will be a way of easing students into a twitter chat. Future cases will have a more familiar format and the plan is that whilst staff may contribute some that students will also prepare cases for future weeks. We’ll be posting the cases on our DundeePRN website together with storify’s of the dicussion so that students can review the cases. We’re hoping to make DundeePRN public again so that we can share it more widely with the medical education commuity and will keep you posted on developments.