How I Educate Series: Fareen Zaver, MD

By |Aug 10, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education|0 Comments

This week's How I Educate post features Dr. Fareen Zaver, the Deputy Head of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary. Dr. Zaver spends approximately 30% of her shifts with learners at two tertiary care hospitals which include emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, and medical students.   Below she shares with us her approach to teaching learners on shift. What is one thing (if nothing else) that you hope to instill in those you teach? Take the time to give proper and SIMPLE discharge instructions for every patient you see. No medical jargon, clear follow-up [+]

How I Educate Series: Michael Gisondi, MD

By |Aug 3, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education|0 Comments

This week's How I Educate post features Dr. Michael Gisondi, the  Vice Chair of Education at Stanford University. Dr. Gisondi spends approximately 80% of his shifts with learners which include emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, medical students, and physician assistant students. He describes his practice environment as a busy, high-acuity, university-based, suburban hospital with an annual ED census of 85,000. One-third of the patients speak a language other than English and one-third are without health insurance. Below he shares with us his approach to teaching learners on shift.  Name 3 words that describe a teaching shift with you. Direct [+]

EM Match Advice 38: Our 2 Cents | The Revamped Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) is here

By |Jul 19, 2022|Categories: EM Match Advice, Podcasts|Tags: |0 Comments

This is the 38th episode of EM Match Advice but the inaugural episode for new podcast series host, Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (program director at Stanford EM residency program)! This quick podcast episode was recorded to coincide with the new, much-anticipated release of the Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE 2.0). We address questions of why the changes, and what is different. In this podcast, Dr. Krzyzaniak and Dr. Michelle Lin speak with 2 key faculty who helped lead the multi-year development of this key piece of the residency application puzzle: Dr. Sharon Bord (Johns Hopkins EM Clerkship Director, 2022-23 President of [+]

EM Match Advice 37: EM Program Directors Reflect on the 2022 Match

By |May 11, 2022|Categories: EM Match Advice, Podcasts|0 Comments

In this 37th episode of EM Match Advice, we discuss the results of the 2021-22 EM Residency Match with lots of shocking numbers and surprises to review. The table above lists the trends and data since 2014, extracted from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) site [1]. Could this have been foreseen? What does this mean for the 2022-23 EM Match season? In this podcast, Dr. Mike Gisondi and Dr. Michelle Lin host the following esteemed panel of 3 program directors to review this juicy table and discuss the future: Dr. Abra Fant (Northwestern University) Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (Stanford University) [+]

Need your help: A master list of free EM and Critical Care blog and podcast sites

By |May 4, 2022|Categories: Academic, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

Calling all who read or listen to emergency medicine/critical care (EM/CC) blogs or podcasts. In 2014, we helped to publish the master inventory of free open-access medical education (FOAMed) resources spanning the period of 2002-2013 [1]. In that publication, we demonstrated an exponential rise of both blogs and podcasts with 141 blogs and 42 podcasts (total 183 sites). In 2019, the Life in the Fast Lane (LITFL) team identified 251 active sites. But where are we at now? Why create an EM/CC master list of sites? Most of the time, we encounter new resources by word-of-mouth or through Google search [+]

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IDEA | Airway Series: Reviewing Intubation Footage in Conference to Improve Airway Mastery

By |Apr 19, 2022|Categories: IDEA series, Medical Education|0 Comments

Airway management is one of the most critical skills learned by emergency medicine (EM) residents and can be difficult to teach in traditional lectures. Increasingly, video laryngoscopy has been utilized by emergency departments partially due to its increasing first-pass success in certain situations [1]. Additionally from a training perspective, video laryngoscopy has proven to be beneficial as attendings can have the same view as residents and provide real time feedback [2]. However, this valuable real-time feedback and anatomy visualization ability has not always been utilized in other situations such as resident conferences. In this post, we highlight how to [+]

The Leader’s Library: New Rules of Work | Sign up to join the book club

By |Mar 15, 2022|Categories: Book Club, Leaders Library, Podcasts|0 Comments

“...picture a map with point A, which is where you are now, and point Z, which is where you retire after a long career. Twenty years ago, there might have been a reasonably finite number of straight lines connecting those two points. Now it’s like a UV light has been turned on, illuminating dozens of previously hidden interconnected pathways that branch and diverge in many directions. And within this maze are any number of paths that may prove deeply fulfilling for you.” “New normal.” How many times have we heard that phrase over the past year? Thankfully, the first specks [+]

Dear emergency physicians: We see you

By |Mar 10, 2022|Categories: Academic, Emergency Medicine, Life, Medical Education|Tags: |0 Comments The COVID-19 pandemic has placed incredible stress and strain on the personal work lives of emergency physicians. We have endured these almost 2 years of misinformation, PPE shortages, fear, frustration, grief, and death. So much going on in the world politically and socioeconomically, we at ALiEM wanted to share a message that WE SEE YOU. We're with you, and we're in this together. Credits Thank you for the tireless work on this video by animator Spencer Evans, who is a soon-to-be-emergency physician attending medical school currently at the University of Colorado. Also thanks to the entire ALiEM team for [+]

Education Theory Made Practical (Volumes 4 & 5): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Series

By |Mar 2, 2022|Categories: Academic, Faculty Incubator, Medical Education|Tags: |0 Comments

Back by popular demand and thanks to a generous grant from the Government of Ontario’s eCampus initiative, the ALiEM team is delighted to announce the publication of 2 new eBook publications: Volumes 4 and 5 of the Education Theory Made Practical eBook series [ALiEM Library]. Like all of the others that have come before, these books were a labor of love brought to you by the dedicated Faculty Incubator alumni. On behalf of all the editors of both editions, we are very proud of all our Faculty Incubator alumni who made this happen.  Their amazing contributions have been compiled in [+]

How I Work Smarter: Simiao Li-Sauerwine, MD

By |Feb 11, 2022|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|0 Comments

One word that best describes how you work? Efficiently! Current mobile device iPhone 12 Computer MacBook Air What is something you are working on now? I'm working on a research study examining the impact of EM faculty demographics on learner evaluations. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? I've always been interested in the impact of implicit bias on physician professional development and advancement. We use learner evaluations of attendings for promotion, for compensation, for recognition with departmental awards. So, I was interested to know how the demographics of a faculty member might impact a resident's expectations of [+]