We are a virtually-based, social enterprise, medical education startup.
Who are we?
What started out as an educational blog in 2009 for Dr. Michelle Lin to store Tricks of the Trade notes, has now evolved into an umbrella organization, housing online educational platforms and virtual communities. Our dynamic, globally distributed team continues to grow now with over 100 volunteer members, comprised of physicians, residents, students, pharmacists, nurses, and paramedics. We value dedication and creativity over experience and welcome all like-minded torchbearers in healthcare.
What is our vision?
To lead as a respected institution in advancing education, career development, and community building globally using digital technologies in emergency medicine and other health professions.
What is our 10-year goal?
To be the virtual Silicon Valley for health professions education.
Where is our org chart?
We don’t have one! We have a constantly changing and evolving, flat organization, where everyone is trusted to do the right thing for the right reason. We are a team of leaders, trying to make a positive impact on education and healthcare.
This growth occurs despite that the fact that all of our team members are released from their ALiEM responsibilities in order to avoid any unnecessary feelings of guilt or obligation. They are always welcome to return, but we understand that their time is valuable. To our surprise, we have lost very few members and have exponentially grown our team.
What is it like to be part of the ALiEM team?
We are incredibly proud of our team culture of trust, respect, collaboration, serious creativity, and torchbearer spirit. Because we realize that our accomplished team members can work with any organization they want, we don’t take them for granted. We focus on their professional development and use any extra funds we have to provide them with special experiences, such as unique swag gifts, group meals, and even team mansions at national conferences. Check out our ALiEM Experience Culture Book, modeled after the Zappos Culture Book. Get to know some of our core team leaders on our Meet The Team page.