16 01, 2017

Thriving, Not Surviving, in Residency: JGME-ALiEM Hot Topics in Medical Education Journal Club

jgme aliem residency wellness journal clubThis year’s JGME-ALiEM Hot Topics in Medical Education journal club features the systematic review on residency wellness recently published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME).  This week, share your thoughts about this timely topic and paper on the blog, on Twitter (follow #JGMEscholar) and during a live Google Hangout with author Kristin Raj, MD (@KristinRajMD), Christopher Doty, MD (@PoppasPearls), and Jonathan Sherbino, MD (@Sherbino). Ultimately, a curated summary of our discussions will be published in the JGME. Some of your best tweets and blog comments will be featured.
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14 01, 2017

2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 reasons why we are excited about Round 2!

ALiEM Faculty IncubatorWe simply have been unable to contain our excitement!  You may have heard whispers on the internet, but we can now confirm that indeed, the rumors are true… The ALiEM Faculty Incubator will be accepting applications for next year’s class effective immediately! Applications are now open for the new 2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator for educator-scholars ready to take their careers to the next level — from theory to application. Applications are open NOW.

Here are the 6 reasons we are incredibly excited about this year’s version of the “Facubator”.
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12 01, 2017

Introducing In-Line Expert Peer Review: Advancing the State of Academic Blogging

expert peer reviewA peer review process, in one form or another, has long been the de facto standard for academic publishing. In 2013, ALiEM was the first FOAM resource to initiate an attributed peer review process for all submitted content–effectively bringing a traditional standard to a new frontier of medical education.1 Since our expert peer review (EPR) program inception, reviewers have published critical appraisals alongside 114 ALiEM posts to date.
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11 01, 2017

IDEA Series: Teaching Residents Quality Improvement Through Action-Based Learning

The Problem

idea series teaching residents quality improvementWhile the ACGME has required EM residency curricula to incorporate quality improvement (QI), programs have faced the challenge of executing this in a meaningful way. How can EM residency programs effectively engage learners in an action-based curriculum for QI?
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9 01, 2017

ALiEM Annual Report 2016: A year of growth and expansion

annual report 2016Each year we’ve generated this report we’ve been flabbergasted by how much our team continues to grow and develop. This year is no different. January is the time that the ALiEM team tends to take a step back and reflect about where we have been and where we are hoping to go!

2016 has been an incredible year. The breadth and depth of our team’s work has increased, and we have seen the launch of many new innovations and projects. Under the leadership of Dr. Michelle Lin, the ALiEM team has grown to become an international organization with over 80 volunteers all helping to not only write for the blog (such as the new IDEA series), but also to create new projects like our Faculty Incubator (affectionately known as the “Facubator”), the Fellowship Incubator (“Fincubator”), and the Wellness Think Tank.
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8 01, 2017

Top 10 ALiEM Clinical Posts of 2016

top 10 ALiEM clinical postsSeasons greetings from the ALiEM team. We have been publishing so many posts this year that you may have missed a few. Did you catch at least the top 10 most-read ALiEM clinical posts, which were published in 2016? These include some Tricks of the Track pearls and clinical tips in toxicology, orthopedics, and neurology. Check them out.
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7 01, 2017

I am Dr. Taku Taira, Associate Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Taku Taira is an emergency physician working out of LAC and USC. Despite having multiple commitments, Dr. Taira definitely tries to stay well, by finding ways to combine wellness into his daily routine. Staying active and continuing to push his boundaries are ways he maintains wellness and enhances his personal growth. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!

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