MEdIC Series: Case of the Solo Senior – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

By |May 12, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|1 Comment

The Case of the Solo Senior outlined a scenario of an emergency attending who questioned the common consultant call-etiquette of not activating back-up call, whether that be another resident or the attending physician, on a busy call shift when the “solo senior” is obviously overwhelmed. This month, the MEdIC team (Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma), hosted a discussion around this case with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the curated community commentary and our expert opinions. Thank-you to all participants for contributing to the very rich discussions surrounding this case! [...]

2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report: An incredible inaugural year

By |May 4, 2017|Categories: Annual Report, Incubators|Tags: |0 Comments

In 2016, we launched a little experiment in faculty development with an elite group of junior and mid-career faculty members from North and South America. Twelve months later, we are happy to report that we all survived… and thrived! It’s been one heck of a year! Read about what we did in our 2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report. […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Solo Senior

By |Apr 28, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|23 Comments

Welcome to season 4, episode 7 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 an emergency attending who questions the common consultant call-etiquette of not contacting attending physicians to provide back-up on a busy call shift. […]

ALiEM Book Club: The Tennis Partner

By |Apr 21, 2017|Categories: Book Club|0 Comments

“Gripping… The Tennis Partner is a sincere and self-effacing book by a physician who well knows that there are things in the human heart that no electrocardiogram can detect.” – Times Literary Supplement Abraham Verghese, a board-certified physician and a professor at Stanford University is a critically acclaimed, best-selling author. The Tennis Partner is an autobiographical memoir written by Verghese during a time of great turmoil in his life – an unraveling marriage while balancing a brand new attending position in El Paso, TX. He writes about his friendship with David Smith, a young Australian medical student that he meets. The book illuminates the [...]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Lazy Learners – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

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

The Case of the Lazy Learners outlined a scenario of an emergency attending, Chris, who questions the work-ethic, dedication, and professionalism of his residents after an on-shift teaching interaction. This month, the MEdIC team (Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma), hosted a discussion around this case with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our expert opinions. Thank-you to all participants for contributing to the very rich discussions surrounding this case! […]

EM Match Advice Series: Advice for the Non-EM Resident Applying To EM

By |Apr 5, 2017|Categories: EM Match Advice|0 Comments

Match season came to a close last month – and with that, some 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors earned a PGY-1 position. Most will go on to complete these programs and have happy, successful careers in their chosen specialty. But for a small number, second thoughts will creep in during residency. Maybe a life event changes the way a resident looks at his or her role in providing care; or perhaps exposure to another specialty – EM for example – occurred late in the fourth year of medical school. For these atypical applicants, there is a dearth of resources to help [...]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Lazy Learners

By |Mar 31, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|6 Comments

Welcome to season 4, episode 6 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 an emergency attending who questions the work-ethic, dedication and professionalism of his residents after an on-shift teaching interaction. […]

Top 5 Reasons to Join the 2017-18 Chief Resident Incubator

By |Mar 27, 2017|Categories: Incubators|0 Comments

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy Every year without exception, a new set of Chief Residents are chosen at each Emergency Medicine program. They are always excited for the position, but hardly prepared for what’s to come. We have now had 2 successful ALiEM Chief Resident Incubators and are extremely excited and thrilled to launch the third 2017-18 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator. If you are a Chief Resident, here are the top 5 reasons why you should join the Incubator. […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of Shifting Expectations – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

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

The Case of Shifting Expectations outlined a scenario of a junior emergency attending who feels like she has lost control of her department while working with an overconfident senior resident. This month, the MEdIC team (Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma), hosted a discussion around this case with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our expert opinions. Thank-you to all participants for contributing to the very rich discussions surrounding this case! […]

IDEA Series: Applying Gamification and Competition-Based Learning to an Ultrasound Curriculum

By |Mar 3, 2017|Categories: IDEA series|0 Comments

The Problem Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is integral to the practice of emergency medicine (EM) and is a core competency for EM residents. Learning ultrasound requires development of a multi-faceted skill set including image acquisition, image interpretation, and integration into clinical decision making. Utilizing the principles of gamification and competition-based learning provides a more engaging method for teaching POCUS than traditional didactic formats. […]