Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 1): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

By |Aug 18, 2017|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|Tags: |0 Comments

The ALiEM Team is happy to announce yet another eBook publication: the first volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a labor of love written by the inaugural 2016-17 Faculty Incubator class. We are so very proud of all our Faculty Incubator alumni who made this happen. Their hard work has been compiled in this FREE, peer-reviewed eBook. We sincerely feel that it will be useful for all the educators out there, wrestling with the issue of integrating theory into practice. […]

Welcome our ALiEM Deputy Editor in Chief: Dr. Derek Monette

By |Aug 16, 2017|Categories: Academic, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

It is with distinct pleasure that we announce our newest ALiEM team member, Dr. Derek Monette. Derek is a senior EM resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program, newsletter editor for the 2017-18 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator, and made his EM Match Advice debut talking about changing specialties in EM. Today we announce that he has accepted the newest role as the 2017-18 ALiEM Deputy Editor in Chief (EIC). […]

HOT OFF THE PRESS | ALiEM MEdIC Series Book, Volume 3

By |Aug 11, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|0 Comments

It has been 4 years since we launched the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) Series, and we are very proud to have had 4 years of excellent engagement and participation from the FOAM audience with our interactive monthly discussions. This season has been a whirlwind. Together, we have explored challenging patient, learner, physician wellness, ethical, and assessment conundrums. We want to thank all of those who have written cases, acted as experts, and commented on the cases. We are thrilled to announce that a compilation of the third MEdIC season (last year’s cases) is available for free download. […]

Finish Strong: Top 10 Things to Master Before Graduating EM Residency

By |Aug 9, 2017|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|Tags: |2 Comments

If you are a senior resident, this post is for you! Right now you’re juggling an array of responsibilities. From adjusting to your new leadership roles in the Department to applying to jobs and fellowships, it’s easy to let that pesky procedure you have always struggled with or confusing ECG finding slip by you. To help you solidify your skills this year, we have come up with a list of things to master before the end of the academic year. Take a look, and tailor this list to your background and training. Come up with a list of your own, [...]

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Building a Cohesive Residency Program: Top 10 Strategies to Engage Residents

By |Aug 7, 2017|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education|Tags: |0 Comments

Welcome to the beginning of the most exciting and terrifying time in your residency — the start to a new year! To help start the year off right a group of chief residents from across the country, through the ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator, have gotten together and compiled a list of ways for chief residents (and other resident leaders) to engage residents early to hopefully make this the best year yet of residency. […]

ALiEM’s Greatest MEdIC Hits for New Academic Faculty: A Curated Collection of 8 Cases

By |Aug 4, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|0 Comments

Ok, while we congratulated the senior residents in our last piece, but let’s be honest, YOU (the junior faculty members) are the ones who TRULY should be congratulated. You’ve survived residency, and now you’re the boss! You’re probably sighing with relief at the moment. But eventually, you’ll ask yourself: “Now, what’s next?” Well, yet again, the ALiEM MEdIC team has some resources for you! […]

ALiEM Book Club: And The Band Played On

By |Jul 29, 2017|Categories: Book Club|0 Comments

With consistent, adequate treatment, people with HIV have a life expectancy that is nearly normal. However, because HIV often affects the most vulnerable people in our society, getting that consistent treatment remains a real and important challenge. 30 years after And the Band Played On was first published, HIV/AIDS is now often viewed as a chronic illness, rather than the terminal diagnosis it was in the 1980s. For those born after the first AIDS deaths occurred in the US, it can be hard to imagine the fear, denial, stigma, and confusion that accompanied the early AIDS epidemic. Randy Shilts’ And [...]

ALiEM’s Greatest MEdIC Hits for New Senior Residents: A Curated Collection of 10 Cases

By |Jul 28, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|0 Comments

While we congratulated and welcomed the interns with the list of Greatest Hits for Interns, it’s high time we actually congratulate and welcome you… the new Senior Residents! You’ve toiled through call shifts on off-service rotations,  you’ve worked hard reviewing cases with junior residents and getting grilled you about the latest esoteric facts by the seniors!  And now, you’re going to be in charge of other other residents!?!  You are probably equal parts excited and scared… but more to the point you may be wondering – How does one actually be a great senior resident? Well we have some resources for you! […]

ALiEM’s Greatest Hits for Interns: A Curated Collection of High-Yield Topics

By |Jul 21, 2017|Categories: Cardiovascular, Critical Care/ Resus, Gastrointestinal, Medical Education, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Tox & Medications, Ultrasound for the Win|0 Comments

Congratulations, you’ve made it! On July 1, thousands of medical students across the country made the transition to becoming Emergency Medicine residents. It was a particularly competitive year for Emergency Medicine, with 99.7% of first-year spots filled despite a whopping 2,047 positions being offered in 2017 (up by 152 spots compared to last year).1 Now begins the most crucial 3 or 4 years of your medical training that will prepare you for the rest of your career in Emergency Medicine. […]

MEdIC Series: Case of the Competency Conundrum – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

By |Jul 14, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|0 Comments

Our final case of this season, The Case of the Competency Conundrum, outlined a scenario of residency competency committee members who are divided in their approach to a superstar R4 resident, Josh, who has already completed the requirements of his training program. They struggle with competing opinions surrounding competency based medical education (CBME) early advancement principles and the importance of continued exposure/service. This month, 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 this case with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present [...]