With medicine evolving on a daily basis, it's important that providers stay up-to-date. With this mindset, free open access medical education (FOAMed) was born. The FOAMfrat team is made up of clinicians from around the world who strive to cut down the knowledge-translation window by utilizing creative and engaging content.
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Frequently asked questions
What is FOAMfrat?
With medicine evolving on a daily basis, it is important that providers stay up-to-date. With this mindset, free open access medical education (FOAMed) was born. The FOAMfrat team is made up of clinicians from around the world who strive to cut down the knowledge-translation window by utilizing creative and engaging content.
If the "F" stands for free, why are you selling a product?
FOAMfrat started off and is still a free blog and podcast for pre-hospital clinicians. We found providers enjoyed the FOAMfrat style of content delivery, and listening to podcasts on their daily commute became routine. What if clinicians could get credit for the content they chose to listen to? It is with this framing that we built our fully accredited EMS Library. The cost of the refresher helps FOAMfrat support the maintenance of our learning management system, assure proper accreditation, and routinely updating content.
Does "frat" mean all men?
Fraternities and sororities were established to further the social, scholastic and professional interests of its members. They are mainly associated with colleges and universities. The word fraternity comes from the Latin word "frater" meaning brother. The word fraternity is often used to described not only organizations comprised of men, but also women. Originally, both groups were called fraternities because that was the only word that existed during the 1800s to describe the type of organization they were. FOAMfrat is made up of women and men with a common interest, raising the bar for medical education. Please check out our members page and meet the team!
Does FOAMfrat communicate with the NREMT?
Yes. Your courses are automatically uploaded to NREMT via CAPCE each week. Check out our video at the end of this blog to see exactly how we do that.
I've failed the NREMT three times - can I use this course as my refresher?
Absolutely. The classes break down difficult topics very well, and you will have a much better understanding of concepts you need to pass your NREMT.
Does FOAMfrat communicate with my state?
Unfortunately we do not. There is currently no universal system for automatic uploading to each state. This means that you will have to keep track of the certificates that you earn. When a system like this does become available, we will do our best to ease the process for everyone.
How long do I get access to the content?
Your membership is 1 year in length.