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2018-2019 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 Reasons To Get Excited!

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its THIRD year! We plan to build on the success of the last 2 years to create the best Faculty Incubator yet. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 18 at 5 pm EST. Check out 6 reasons to get excited below:

1. Build your network

Our last cohorts included junior and mid-career educators from all fields of medicine (including EM, IM, Peds, GI, and Pulm/Critical Care), who range the educational spectrum from pre-clinical to clinical. Get to know your colleagues from across the country (and world – featuring members from Chile, Australia, and India!) and collaborate on projects.

  • Meet up at conferences across the globe for social engagement
  • Develop multi-institutional projects
  • Tap into resources beyond your local educational community with instant and continuous access to brilliant minds across North America

2. Speaking of projects

There is no better way to improve your scholarly output than by channeling the energy and expertise of this community of practice.

This year’s group:

  • is in the process of publishing a number of peer-reviewed papers
  • has drafted a series of blog posts for the popular ICE-ALiEM collaboration Education Theory Made Practical (which will become Volume 2 of the popular e-book published by last year’s cohort)
  • has presented at national conferences

3. Put some method behind the madness

You are all creative and innovative educators, but how often are you able to communicate the theory behind what you are doing? Learn how to apply education theory to your projects, both big and small. Use what you learn to more effectively communicate with educator colleagues and market your projects to higher-ups! There is a certain shibboleth for educators that you will certainly learn about by hanging out with all of us!

4. Mentorship

The incredible group of mentors joining the program next year will help provide guidance and experience as we discuss all things education. No topic is too big or too small! From large group discussions about tackling common education conundrums (e.g. How can you successfully pitch an education project to your Dean’s office?) to monthly small-group mentorship meetings with career advice, you will find support, encouragement, and guidance at every step.

Incubator Leadership Team

Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS
Co-Chair | Chief Academic Officer

Assistant Professor of EM and the Ultrasound Director at Rush University Medical Center

Mike has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications, is a peer-reviewer for 11 journals, Associate Editor for the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, and the Social Media Editor for Academic Emergency Medicine. His academic interests include resident education with a focus on ultrasound and procedural applications.

Teresa Chan, BEd, MD, MHPE, FRCPC
Co-Chair | Chief Strategic Officer
Assistant Professor in the Division of EM at McMaster University

Teresa’s interests include residency assessment, physician communication, and online teaching and learning. She serves on the ALiEM Board and is the Editor of the ALiEM MEdIC series. As her department’s Continuing Professional Development Director, she has over 80 peer reviewed publications, is the inaugural CJEM Social Media Editor, and was selected as a top reviewer for Academic Medicine.

Sara Krzyzaniak, MD
Co-Chair | Chief Operating Officer

Assistant Residency Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of EM at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Sara’s professional interests are in resident wellness, remediation of struggling learners, and residency curriculum development. She has several national presentations as well as peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on these topics.

Our Core Mentors

Robert Cooney, MD, MSMedEd, RDMS
Core Mentor (Core Mentor 2016-17 & 2017-18)
Program Director, Geisinger Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University; Institute for Healthcare Improvement / Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (IHI/AIAMC) Fellow
Andrew King, MD
Core Mentor (Class of 2016-17; Jr Mentor 2017-18)
Assistant Residency Program Director, Medical Education Fellowship Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Anne Messman, MD
Core Mentor (Class of 2016-17; Jr Mentor 2017-18)
Associate Residency Program Director, Medical Education Fellowship Director, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Antonia Quinn, DO
Core Mentor (Class of 2016-17; Jr Mentor 2017-18)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Director of Clinical Skills, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Dan Robinson, MD
Core Mentor (Class of 2016-17; Jr Mentor 2017-18)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago
Christopher Sampson, MD
Core Mentor (Class of 2016-17; Jr Mentor 2017-18)
Residency Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Interim Director of Emergency Medical Services, University of Missouri-Columbia, SimWars National Co-Chair
Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA
Core Mentor (Core Mentor 2017-18)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean, Clinical Science Education and Educational Technology; Fellowship Director – Multimedia, Design, Education & Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship, Emergency Medicine; University of California at Irvine

Our Alumni Mentors

Christine Butts, MD
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2017-18)
Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD, MHPE(c)
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2017-18)
Assistant Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University
Abra Fant, MD
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2016-17; Mentor 2017-18)
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University; Director of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Geoffrey Jara-Almonte, MD
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2017-18)
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Jennifer Mitzman, MD
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2017-18)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Co-director of Resident Education, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University
Sreeja Natesan, MD
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2017-18)
Assistant Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor, Duke University
Glenn Paetow, MD, MACM
Alumni Mentor (Core Mentor 2017-18)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota, Assistant Residency Program Director, Hennepin County Medical Center, Medical Director, Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center, Hennepin County Medical Center
Nicolás Pineda, MD
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2016-17)
Program Director Medicina de Urgencia y Emergencia (MUE), Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Universidad San Sebastián Clínica Santa María, Santiago, Chile
Benjamin H. Schnapp, MD
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2017-18)
Assistant Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin
Jordan Spector, MD, MS
Alumni Mentor (Class of 2016-17)
Associate Residency Program Director at Boston Medical Center, Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine

Our Guest Mentors

Felix Ankel, MD
Guest Mentor
Vice President and Executive Director of Health Professional Education, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research; Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota
Dimitri Papanaganou, MD, EdD
Guest Mentor
Vice Chair-Education, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Jonathan Sherbino, MD MEd
Guest Mentor
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University; Clinician-Educator, The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Editor in Chief, International Clinician Educators Network (ICEnet) blog
Lainie Yarris, MD MCR
Guest Mentor
EM Residency Director, Co-Director of the EM Education Scholarship Fellowship, and Co-Director of the Department of EM Education Section; Associate Professor of EM at Oregon Health & Science University; Associate Editor for Academic Emergency Medicine and Deputy Editor for Journal of Graduate Medical Education

5. Comprehensive curriculum

The curriculum this year will include a wide range of topics, including Digital Scholarship, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and Educational Research and Study Design. Through weekly discussions and monthly small-group projects, you will take a deep dive into topics that are highly pertinent to today’s education scholar. You will gain insight and knowledge that you can take into your workplace, whether you are the director of simulation, an assistant program director, or clinical educator.

6. Have fun while learning!

This curriculum is designed to work for you!  We all understand the demands placed on your time. We have small monthly projects as well as a longitudinal project that are designed to not only give you an opportunity to apply what you have learned, but also help you publish high-quality peer-reviewed education literature. The Faculty Incubator is a supportive, collaborative group that gives you back what you put in. In following with social constructivism theory, much of your growth will come from online discussion with your peers and mentors and subsequent application to your educational environment (Kolb’s learning cycle).

Deadline for application:

Sunday, February 18 at 5 pm Eastern Time Zone

Sara M. Krzyzaniak, MD, FACEP

Sara M. Krzyzaniak, MD, FACEP

ALiEM Faculty Incubator
Chief Operating Officer
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center
Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS

Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS

Emergency Ultrasound Director
Rush University Medical Center
Chief Academic Officer
ALiEM Faculty Incubator
Teresa Chan, MD
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Ontario, Canada + Teresa Chan