22 07, 2014

Diagnose on Sight: Bilateral Leg Rash

By |July 22nd, 2014|Dermatology, Diagnose on Sight|0 Comments

Erythema Nodosum

Case: A pre-teen girl, living in central California, recently started on fluconazole, now presenting with a bilateral leg rash. What is your diagnosis? Click on the image for a larger view.

21 07, 2014

Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocations: Diagnosis and Treatment

By |July 21st, 2014|Orthopedic|0 Comments

Image obtained from healio.com

A 16-year-old football player presents to the emergency department directly from a game. He was tackled, falling onto his right shoulder. The patient is complaining of right-sided chest pain. On exam, there is tenderness over the right sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) with a prominent medial clavicle. Range of motion is limited in the right arm. What diagnostic studies need to be performed? What treatment is warranted in the emergency department?

20 07, 2014

I am Victoria Brazil, Academic Lead for Clinical Skills and Simulation at Bond University: How I Work Smarter

By |July 20th, 2014|How I Work Smarter|1 Comment

How I Work Smarter LogoIn the first post for the “How I Work Smarter” series, I called out one my favorite, accomplished clinician-educators Dr. Victoria Brazil, because she makes extreme-productivity look easy. Victoria was kind enough to provide her trade secrets, and it is with great pleasure that I share her responses to the questions in this series.


18 07, 2014

I am Michelle Lin, ALiEM Editor in Chief: How I Work Smarter

By |July 18th, 2014|How I Work Smarter, Social Media & Tech|1 Comment

How I Work Smarter LogoIn this inaugural post of the series “How I Work Smarter,” I wanted to share my thoughts and efforts towards working smarter and not always necessarily harder. I have been the Editor-in-Chief of ALIEM since 2009 where I first was only managing myself and now I working with an all-star team of very motivated and capable medical educators in EM. Three moving parts rapidly became thirty moving parts with thirty different deadlines. Here are my responses to the series questions.

18 07, 2014

New Series: How I Work Smarter

By |July 18th, 2014|How I Work Smarter, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

How I Work Smarter LogoWe are all busy individuals trying to juggle various projects, a multitude of responsibilities, and balancing work and home life. “Work smarter, not harder” is often heard to remind us that we should be looking to improve our working styles to be more efficient. It is easier said than done. One place that I have drawn inspiration from is in LifeHacker’s “How I Work” series, which highlights the personal working habits of successful entrepreneurs and leaders.