How I Work Smarter: Katie Holmes, DO FACEP

By |Jul 28, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? Hustle Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer Macbook Air What is something you are working on now? Updated Curriculum for our EM Clerkship, VSAS, Conference Material, Intern Orientation planning, and more How did you come up with this Idea/Project? We are always trying to improve our curriculums to make them better based off of feedback from previous years! What’s your office workspace setup like? My kitchen counter or my office at the hospital. What’s your best time-saving tip in the office or home? Keep a To Do list and divide [+]

EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2021 Residency Match

By |Jul 21, 2021|Categories: EM Match Advice, Podcasts|0 Comments

Dr. Mike Gisondi and Dr. Michelle Lin return for their annual review of the most recent Match in emergency medicine (EM) in latest episode of EM Match Advice. They were joined by a panel of 3 outstanding program directors, Dr. Jacob Ufberg (Temple), Dr. Amita Sudhir (University of Virgina), and Dr. William Caputo (Staten Island Medical Center). Was the EM Match more competitive this year? That’s a complicated question and you need to listen to the podcast discussion for the nuanced answer. The Slide: The Nitty Gritty Annual Numbers of the EM Match "The Slide" above is a summary of [+]

Education Theory Made Practical: Listen to the New Podcast Series

By |Jul 16, 2021|Categories: Academic, Medical Education, Podcasts|0 Comments

The Education Theory Made Practical (ETMP) set of 3 e-books were published starting 2017, reviewing key education theory principles and practically framing the abstract into practical scenarios. This series was produced by the ALiEM Faculty Incubator in collaboration with the  International Clinician Educator (ICE) blog. These e-books can be downloaded for free in the ALiEM Library. We were surprised, humbled, and honored that Dr. Daniel Harper wanted to convert the popular e-books into a podcast series, with each chapter turned into short 10-20 minute podcast. As a pilot test, he converted Volume 1 into a set of 10 podcasts. Take [+]

How I Work Smarter: Gus M. Garmel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

By |Jul 14, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? Compassionately Current mobile device iPhone Computer MacMini What is something you are working on now? Multiple projects, presently Microaggressions & Civility in the Workplace, Communication and Success in EM, and Coaching/Mentoring in EM. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? These are important topics; not a lot of information is available about these topics related specifically to EM despite the need. What’s your office workspace setup like? Standing wrap-around adjustable desk with good lighting, multiple computer monitors, and sufficient space to work so that I can keep needed materials close [+]

How I Work Smarter: Christopher Lloyd, DO

By |Jun 30, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? Opportunistically Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer iPhone Xr What is something you are working on now? Qualitative analysis on resident perceptions of feedback How did you come up with this Idea/Project? As a program we are continuing to look at how feedback is being delivered to residents, when it is happening, how it is received/implemented, etc. This project grew from a desire to explore the resident perspective on these topics so as to understand better where we are effective with our feedback techniques and practices and where we can find [+]

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How We Have Kept and Will Continue to Keep Going | Summary of The Leader’s Library Discussion

By |Jun 29, 2021|Categories: Book Club, Leaders Library, Medical Education|0 Comments

Last month, 30 people from 4 different countries and 15 different states + Puerto Rico, ranging from their early twenties to mid sixties, bravely jumped into a two-and-a-half day conversation on Slack about creativity, resilience, and their careers-- the fifth version of The Leader’s Library. We discussed the book Keep Going: Ten Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon, and reflected together on the evolution of our creativity from childhood through middle age, and how a career in emergency medicine requires creativity in every possible form. Please see our earlier post for a more detailed [+]

GroundED in EM: A new ALiEMU course series for third-year medical students

By |Jun 22, 2021|Categories: ALiEMU, Medical Student|Tags: |0 Comments

During the pandemic, similar to how a work-from-home mentality has become more accepted, a learn-on-own mentality has arisen for medical students. The success of the 9-part Bridge to Emergency Medicine (EM) self-guided curriculum for senior medical students interested in EM has confirmed this. This was evidenced by over 130,000 page views about the Bridge curriculum since March 2020 and 609 awarded ALiEMU certificates since April 2021 (launched only 2 months ago!). GroundED in EM: A new curriculum for third-year medical students We are thrilled to announce a 4-week, self-guided reading/listening curriculum along with choose-your-own-adventure cases paired now with ALiEMU quizzes, [+]

Are You Using the Right Evaluation Tool to Assess Learners? Putting Validity on Trial

By |Jun 19, 2021|Categories: Medical Education|0 Comments

As medical educators, we often rely on assessment tools to evaluate our learners. Whether in the form of a post-lecture survey or a checklist by a standardized patient assessment, tools are used throughout medical training and beyond. How do we know the tool we are using is appropriate? Is it assessing the right things? Do the scores have any meaning? We often search for tools that have been “validated” and feel more confident applying the results. But what makes a tool “valid”? With a few simple concepts, we can better choose and create our assessment tools and therefore better cater [+]

How I Work Smarter: Miguel Reyes, MD

By |Jun 2, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? Comfortable Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer Macbook Air What is something you are working on now? Wound Care article, REBEL EM CME content, Journal Reviews How did you come up with this Idea/Project? It was an opportunity that presented itself during the fellowship. It’s a collaborative effort with other faculty members to pull together this large review article, its a lot of work and effort but I think it’ll be worth it. As for the REBEL content, I’ve been working with Salim for a little bit and this chance came [+]

How I Work Smarter: Laryssa Patti, MD

By |May 19, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? Organized chaos (that's 2 words) Current mobile device iPhone XS Computer 2020 13" Macbook Air + iPad with keyboard as a second monitort What is something you are working on now? Incorporating FOAM into our EM clerkship How did you come up with this Idea/Project? COVID decided for me -- we’re working on a way to keep students engaged even though we’re still semi-distance learning. Additionally, I want to send my students into residency knowing that FOAM exists but needs to be assessed in the same way we think about peer reviewed [+]