Skip to content

MEdIC Series | The Case of the FOAM Promotion – Expert Review and Curated Commentary


stairsLast week, we launched season 3 of the ALiEM MEdIC series and it sure took off! The Case of the FOAM Promotion brought together learners, teachers, and colleagues from across many disciplines to discuss promotion and the conversation nicely evolved to include a discussion of life goals and self-evaluation. We are now proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our 2 expert opinions. Thank-you again to all our experts and participants for contributing again this week to the ALiEM MEdIC series.

As always, we post the expert responses and a curated commentary derived from the community responses one week after the case was published. This time we are fortunate enough to have three experts to kick of season 3:

  • Damian Roland (@Damian_Roland) – Pediatric Emergency Medicine staff physician at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He has a special research interest in quality and process improvement, Identification of serious illness in children and medical education evaluation. Have a look at his blog and reflect on “what I learned this week” (#WILTW)!  Dr. Roland also encourages readers to check out the NHS Change Day website and “pledge to do something better together”!
  • Daniel Cabrera (@cabreraERDR)- Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he has been since 2005. A native of Chile, he obtained his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile where he was also part of an experimental training program in EM. He then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic. He holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. He is the editor- in-chief for the Mayo Clinic EM Blog and is the co-director of Mayo Hootsuite Healthcare in Social Media course. His academic interests include knowledge management, clinical decision-making, graduate education, orphan diseases, and Open Knowledge.
  • Bryan Judge – Attending emergency physician and Program Director of the Grand Rapids Michigan Emergency Medicine program. He is also the Chair of his local University P&T Committee.
Expert Response 1: Dr. Damian Roland
Expert Response 2: Dr. Daniel Cabrera
Expert Response 3: Dr. Bryan Judge
Community Commentary: Dr. S. Luckett-Gatopoulos

 PDF for the case available here.

Featured Image from Pixabay

Eve Purdy, BHSc MD

Eve Purdy, BHSc MD

Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Student editor at
Founder of