MEdIC Series: Case of the M&M Shame Game – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

By |Dec 19, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|0 Comments

Our third case of season 5, The Case of the M&M Shame Game, presented the scenario of a junior faculty member who had significant reservation about presenting at M&M Rounds after a colleague’s recent “public shaming.” The MEdIC team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma), hosted an online discussion around the case over the last 2 weeks with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the curated commentary and our expert opinions. Thank-you to all participants for contributing to the very rich discussions surrounding this case! [...]

EM Match Advice: Detroit Residency Programs

By |Dec 5, 2017|Categories: EM Match Advice|Tags: , |2 Comments

The EM Match Advice Series is back with another regional episode. This time, our team pulls the curtain back on the EM programs in Detroit, where residents learn to master EM while experiencing the city’s exciting rebirth. Outstanding clinical opportunities and collaboration with other programs in the area are just 2 of the many reasons to explore these residency programs. Co-hosted by Drs. Michael Gisondi (Stanford) and Michelle Lin (UCSF), watch the video or listen to the podcast to learn more about each one! […]

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the M&M Shame Game

By |Dec 1, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|21 Comments

Welcome to season 5, episode 3 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss the practice of academic medicine! This month, we present a case of a junior faculty member who is apprehensive about presenting at M&M Rounds after a recent “public shaming” of one of his fellow colleagues. […]

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IDEA Series: Using Gamification to Reinforce Toxicology

By |Nov 30, 2017|Categories: IDEA series|0 Comments

The Problem Early recognition of a patient presenting with a toxidrome is essential to providing high-quality emergency care. Learners are often first exposed to this topic, however, in one comprehensive grouping, which makes it challenging to learn the nuances that distinguish one toxidrome from another. Both learners and experienced clinicians alike often employ rote memorization (and sometimes suboptimal mnemonics) to differentiate these presentations. This can make it difficult to convert the details into long-term memory. […]

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10 Tips to Minimize Error at ED Sign-Out Rounds

By |Nov 24, 2017|Categories: Medical Education|4 Comments

Patient handoff at sign-out rounds is a high-risk period for clinical oversights and errors. The key to minimize this is to have a clear strategy. This means being precise yet concise, methodical, and forward-thinking in your presentation to the oncoming clinician and team. There are various tools like I-PASS1 to frame your script, but the following are 10 additional key tips to consider. […]

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Difficult Debrief – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

By |Nov 10, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|1 Comment

Our second case of season 5, The Case of the Difficult Debrief, presented the scenario of a budding simulation educator who had a difficult experience debriefing a cohort of learners. This month’s case was developed in collaboration with the team at Simulcast, an excellent simulation website operated by a team of emergency providers in Australia, whose work includes a online Journal Club based loosely on the MEdIC discussion concept. After reviewing this commentary, we encourage readers to check out their podcast that delves into some of the issues that arose from this month’s MEdIC case. The MEdIC team (Drs. Tamara McColl, [...]

Template for Writing a Successful Journal Manuscript

By |Nov 6, 2017|Categories: Medical Education, Professional Development|Tags: |2 Comments

Across the health professions, it is often assumed that medical students, residents, and faculty inherently absorb the knowledge on how to construct a successful journal manuscript. That is a fallacy. Crafting a clear and logical message that presents one’s data and conclusions can be incredibly challenging. Dr. Craig Newgard, Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), shares his recipe for success in an itemized fashion. He also reviews this template in a recent podcast with the SAEM Research Learning Series. […]

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IDEA Series: Intern Olympics, a Capstone Competition

By |Nov 2, 2017|Categories: IDEA series, Medical Education|0 Comments

The Problem Emergency medicine (EM) interns begin residency with variable clinical, procedural, and interprofessional skills. Residency leadership can find it challenging to ensure that a new class cohesively transitions into a program and community. Following a 4-week “Intern Boot Camp,” a capstone competition, “Intern Olympics,” was held to emphasize key knowledge and skills for interns.  […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Difficult Debrief

By |Oct 27, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|25 Comments

Welcome to season 5, episode 2 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss the practice of academic medicine! This month’s case was developed collaboratively with the team at Simulcast. For the unacquainted, Simulcast is an excellent simulation website operated by our Australian colleagues that even includes a Journal Club set-up based loosely on the MEdIC discussion concept. Check it out following the completion of the case for a podcast that will delve into [...]

Introducing the SAEM Research Learning Series Podcasts: An ALiEM-SAEM Collaboration

By |Oct 20, 2017|Categories: Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

ALiEM is teaming up with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), which now offers live online education on emergency medicine research topics through its Research Learning Series. The ALiEM podcast team will work with SAEM content experts to deliver this high-yield research content in audio form! Check out the first example of this collaboration (“Being a Good Research Mentor and Mentee”) and be sure to listen to our next installment later this month. […]