onthewards was developed as a FOAM resource for early career doctors in 2014. In less than 12 months it has evolved into a website that receives over 1,000 visits a month. Our listeners and readers stem from all corners of the globe, including the UK, Canada, Sweden, Israel, India, Japan and Mauritius. Junior doctors that have provided feedback say that it has filled a gap within the existing FOAM resources.
Since its inception, onthewards has also grown from a core team of three to over 15 editors, reviewers and bloggers from various hospitals who now contribute to the website. It has produced more than 50 podcasts and blogs during this time.
Onthewards is a website created and currently sustained by the generosity of a team that freely contributes their time, knowledge and skills to provide #FOAM resources aimed at junior doctors. However, we are considering updating the website and developing new features, such as an onthewards app for your mobile device. We want the website to be free, independent and openly accessible to all junior doctors. But we acknowledge that “free” sometimes comes with a cost.
We would value your input on how we can continue to produce resources that are of value and make the site more accessible and easy to use.
To do this we invite you to share your thoughts.