For students

What is quclms?
Why should you get involved in quclms?
How can you get involved in quclms?
What other twitter-based educational projects exist that are useful for medical students?

What is quclms?

  • At the start of the week we post a case-based question on the site and tweet it from @quclms. The question does not have a straightforward right or wrong answer and questions are drawn from areas across the curriculum.
  • During the week discussions take place on Twitter, using the hashtag #quclms. We encourage you to think about the evidence and guidelines available to us as students and doctors, and how we may apply these in practice.
  • At the end of the week the Twitter discussions are curated and a link to the summary posted on the site. A collection of links and resources relevant to the discussions are also posted on the site and an expert comment is provided by a clinician/academic.

Why should you get involved in quclms?

  • The cases and questions are all highly relevant to your learning during medical school and beyond. They are written to stimulate your critical thinking skills and encourage you to seek out evidence and guidelines.  The topics are all areas that may come up in exams, and relate to situations you may find yourself in during your FY1 year and beyond
  • The questions are designed to support UCL medical students of all years, as an adjunct to the teaching and learning you experience in the classroom and clinical environment.
  • (You could win a £50 voucher if you are one of the first 100 students to follow @quclms) – @Rooseys08 was the lucky winner!

How can you get involved with quclms?

  1. Join Twitter (read the Twitter 101 guide written by Karan, a final year student)
  2. Like the Facebook page
  3. Follow the blog
  4. Join in with the discussions. Share your ideas, ask questions, suggest links to useful evidence and resources and provide possible answers

What other twitter-based educational projects exist that are useful for medical students?

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