Discovering How We Learn: A Conversation with Dr. Geoff Norman

By |Feb 22, 2018|Categories: Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

We’re taking a look back at the first ever Faculty Incubator Talk with Experts. This Google Hangout session with the legendary Dr. Geoff Norman is an incredible treasure that has been unearthed from the Faculty Incubator Vault! You may be asking yourself, “what does a PhD in nuclear physics know about medical education?” The answer is “plenty!” With Dr. Norman’s help, Drs. Teresa Chan and Jonathan Sherbino (both from McMaster University) take a deep dive into how the brain processes information and how this knowledge can be used in our educational practice. […]

Perspectives on Program Evaluation: Interview with Drs. Megan Boysen-Osborn, Dara Kass, and Andrew King

By |Feb 12, 2018|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|Tags: , |0 Comments

As part of the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Professional Development Program, Drs. Megan Boysen-Osborn (Program Director at University of California-Irvine), Dara Kass (Editor-in-Chief FeminEM), and Andrew King (Assistant Program Director at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) participated in a Google Hangout where they provided perspectives and expert advice on program evaluation. Their perspectives and wisdom are summarized below. […]

MEdIC Series: Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

By |Feb 9, 2018|Categories: MEdIC series|0 Comments

Our fourth case of season 5, The Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic, presented the scenario of a budding clinician-scientist who is encouraged to develop a social media and online presence to highlight and disseminate his research achievements. His barrier, however, is his perceived lack of knowledge and technical skills for the growing online FOAM and social media movement. 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 [...]

IDEA Series: Trapped as a Group, Escape as a Team | Applying Gamification to Team-Building Skills

By |Feb 1, 2018|Categories: IDEA series|0 Comments

The Problem Providing high-quality healthcare in the busy, often chaotic world of EM requires teamwork. Team members must overcome varied levels of training, expertise, and conflicting personalities to function as a unit. Effective teamwork and collaboration, particularly in high-stakes, high-acuity environments, can improve patient outcomes and the cost of care.1,2 Although the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) includes “interpersonal and communication skills” (ICS) as a core competency, there is no consensus as to how to effectively teach these skills. Further, military literature identifies “trust” as critical to effective communication within teams.3 To improve trust, communication, and collaboration, authors suggest [...]

Winners of the 2018 ALiEM-EEM Fellowship Contest: Drs. Puja Gopal, Liz Fierro, and Natasha Li

By |Jan 31, 2018|Categories: Medical Education|0 Comments

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Contests! Dr. Puja Gopal from the University of Illinois at Chicago has won the blog post competition. Her winning post, selected by a blinded EEM voting panel, highlights a mnemonic for taking care of patients with tracheostomies, and is featured on the blog today! Dr. Liz Fierro and Dr. Natasha Li have co-won the visual design competition for their submission, Pocket PEM. They were among 4 worthy semifinalist submissions selected by a blinded EEM voting panel, and the winners were ultimately [...]

EM Match Advice: County Residency Programs

By |Jan 27, 2018|Categories: EM Match Advice, Podcasts|0 Comments

EM Match Advice is back with its last installment before the Rank Order List deadline (February 21), and puts the focus on county residency programs! In this episode, an esteemed panel peels back the curtain on what it means to work and train in some of the busiest public Emergency Departments in the United States. These programs share a special brand of team-centered training, and residents learn how to make the most of limited resources while caring for patients who are also often resource-poor. This incredible egalitarian spirit shines through in the discussion, hosted by Dr. Michael Gisondi. Watch the video [...]

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic

By |Jan 26, 2018|Categories: MEdIC series|18 Comments

Welcome to season 5, episode 4 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 budding clinician-scientist who is encouraged to develop a social media and online presence to highlight and disseminate his research achievements. His barrier, however, is his perceived lack of knowledge and technical skills for the growing online FOAM and social media movement. Read more about this case of [...]

ALiEM-Essentials Visual Design Competition: Top 4 Semifinalists | Need Your Vote

By |Jan 24, 2018|Categories: Medical Education|Tags: |0 Comments

The ALiEM-Essentials of EM (EEM) Visual Design Competition kicks into high gear this week as the EEM team selected 4 semifinalists from a myriad of high quality submissions. YOU will decide who wins this competition, and becomes the next EEM Fellow with an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 meeting in Last Vegas! Voting closes January 27 at 5 pm PST. […]

Citing Audio and Video Publications on Your CV

By |Jan 18, 2018|Categories: Professional Development, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

Medical education is changing and so too are the types of publications with high impact. No longer do we live in a world where traditional journal publications are the only meaningful contribution to academia and to our specialty. The “non-traditional” publications include podcasts, educational videos, and blog posts. Just like journal articles, these can be done very well with thorough research, attention to detail, and even peer review. They can have broad reach, inspire change, and initiate conversation. […]

Free ALiEMU Course: In-Training Exam Prep

By |Jan 13, 2018|Categories: ALiEMU, Medical Education|0 Comments

We are thrilled to launch the ALiEMU In-Training Exam Prep Course! These 250 multiple-choice questions derive from the ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book, a project launched from the 2016-17 Chief Resident Incubator. Led initially by editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Dorothy Habrat, Dr. Margaret Sheehy, Dr. Samuel Zidovetsky, and Dr. Adaira Chou in the first edition, we are now in the updated second edition with editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Rochelle Zarzar, and Philippe Bierny. This content is now available as 50 sets of 5 questions, free on ALiEMU, and just in time for the upcoming exam! Update February 22, 2018 150 New Questions [...]