2 09, 2014

Diagnose on Sight: Swollen Upper Extremity in a Patient with End Stage Renal Disease

By |September 2nd, 2014|Cardiovascular, Diagnose on Sight, Ultrasound|0 Comments

AV fistula pseudoaneurysm

Case: A 45 year old female with end-stage renal disease presents with 2 days of worsening pain, swelling, and color change of her left upper extremity.  The symptoms began after her left arm arteriovenous (AV) fistula was accessed for hemodialysis. The skin is tense and a bruit is present. What is your diagnosis for this swollen upper extremity? Click on the image for a larger view.

1 09, 2014

AIR Series: HEENT Module 2014

By |September 1st, 2014|Approved Instructional Resources (AIR series), ENT, Ophthalmology|0 Comments|Tags:

AIR SeriesWelcome to the second ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Module! In an effort to reward our readers for the reading and learning they are already doing online, we have created an Individual Interactive Instruction (III) opportunity utilizing FOAM resources for US Emergency Medicine residents. For each module, the board curates and scores a list of blogs and podcasts. A quiz is available to complete after each module to obtain residency conference credit. Once completed, your name and institution will be logged into our private Google Drive database, which participating residency program directors can access to provide proof of completion.

31 08, 2014

I am Dr. Anand Swaminathan – Co-Creator for EM Lyceum & Omnipresent Educator: How I Work Smarter

By |August 31st, 2014|How I Work Smarter|6 Comments

How I Work Smarter LogoIn this new installment in the “How I Work Smarter” series, we are featuring Dr. Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami), who seems to have infiltrated all educational digital platforms that we use. As the faculty reviewer for the evidence-based EM blog EM Lyceum, regular contributor for the EM:RAP podcast, associate editor for the REBEL-EM blog, and Editor for R&R for the Life in the Fast Lane blog, he also serves as the Assistant Program Director for the NYU/Bellevue EM residency program in his free time! After Anand was called out by Dr. Salim Rezaie’s Working Smarter blog post, he shares his own useful pearls.

30 08, 2014

The 25 Most Followed #FOAMed Women on Twitter

By |August 30th, 2014|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

TwitterEKGWe recently published a list of the 30 Most Followed #FOAMed Twitter Users (FOAM = Free Open Access Meducation). One observation, keenly pointed out by Dr. Nikita Joshi (@njoshi8), was the lack of female representation on the list. Even more recently, Dr. Esther Choo (@choo_ek) published a blog post entitled Women in Emergency Medicine Who Give Great Talks. As a follow up to our original post, here are the most ‘followed’ women on Twitter in the FOAM world.

29 08, 2014

EM Match Advice: Interviewing Strategies

By |August 29th, 2014|EM Match Advice|0 Comments|Tags: ,

EM Match icon

We are thrilled to hear that the first three Google Hangout videos for EM Match Advice were helpful for medical students, applying into EM. With interview season rapidly approaching in a few months (Nov-Feb), we gathered a few of our favorite program directors to discuss interviewing tips. Thanks again to Dr. Mike Gisondi for spearheading this innovative and helpful resource for medical students.