ALiEM Book Club | Show and Tell by Dan Roam

By |Dec 4, 2016|Categories: Book Club, Medical Education|0 Comments

“Its all about the audience” is a nice sentiment, but only half true” ― Dan Roam, author of “Show and Tell” book Public speaking and presentation building skills are critical aspects of medical education and academic careers. Despite how important it is to develop these skills, many educators often “wing it” or copy the same boring format they have seen in the past. Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations by Dan Roam is a worthy investment for anyone seeking to improve their public speaking skills. And this concise book stands out among the plethora of books available in this genre; not only is [...]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Fatiguing Fourth Year

By |Dec 2, 2016|Categories: MEdIC series|25 Comments

Welcome to season 4, 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! In this month’s case, a senior resident is experiencing the effects of physician fatigue and burnout. […]

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IDEA Series: Partnering with Pathology to Review Deaths in the ED

By |Nov 27, 2016|Categories: IDEA series, Medical Education|0 Comments

The Problem As part of their training, Emergency Medicine (EM) residents are required to perform patient follow up. However, there is currently no universal format in place. Additionally, there is often little follow-up information available on patients who die during the course of their Emergency Department (ED) visit, or shortly after admission to the hospital. […]

NEW: 2nd Edition of In-Training Exam Prep Book (Sets 1-5)

By |Nov 25, 2016|Categories: Medical Education|Tags: |0 Comments

Hot off the press! The 2nd edition to the ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book in Emergency Medicine book is already out less than 6 months from the first edition. This 2nd edition book includes fixes for broken links, spelling and grammar errors, and ambiguous questions. Many thanks to the readership for their feedback. This book is released again in iBook and PDF form for free. Congratulations to the editors-in-chief Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Rochelle Zarzar, and Philippe Bierny, as well as the previous editors-in-chief Dr. Dorothy Habrat, Dr. Margaret Sheehy, Dr. Samuel, and Zidovetzki from the first edition. To clarify, these 250 multiple-choice questions are designated as Question Sets [...]

ALiEM Book Club: Creative Confidence

By |Nov 20, 2016|Categories: Book Club|0 Comments

What is your definition of creativity? Are you innovative? Can doctors be creative and innovative? The authors Tom and David Kelley set out with their book “Creative Confidence” [Amazon link] to convince you of the importance of creativity and how to harness its power. For anyone who is looking for a little inspiration, “Creative Confidence” will not only change your perspective but also inspire you to go out and change the world through the introduction of Design Thinking. […]

Interview with Drs. Michael Callaham and Ellen Weber: Behind the scenes of journal peer review

By |Nov 17, 2016|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |0 Comments

As part of the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Program, Dr. Mike Callaham (Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Emergency Medicine) and Dr. Ellen Weber (Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine Journal) participated in a Google Hangout where they provided expert advice on academic writing and peer review. We have summarized their wisdom below.   […]

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MEdIC: The Case of the Overly Attentive Attending – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

By |Nov 11, 2016|Categories: MEdIC series|1 Comment

The Case of the Overly Attentive Attending outlined an egregious scenario of a staff physician displaying sexually aggressive behaviour towards his junior resident, Samantha. The case also focuses on her inner struggle following the incident regarding how to proceed after being the victim of sexual harassment. This month, the MEdIC team (Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, 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 2 expert opinions. Thank-you to all participants for contributing to the very rich and very serious discussions [...]

APPLY NOW: 2017 Essentials of Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship Program

By |Nov 4, 2016|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2017, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for U.S. EM residents to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference in May 16-18, 2017. […]

New ALiEM turquoise socks now for sale

By |Oct 31, 2016|Categories: Academic|0 Comments

In anticipation of the upcoming holidays, we have a stock of brand new ALiEM turquoise socks for sale. We gave them out to our core team members at the recent American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly in 2016. Needless to say, they were a big hit. These are now available for online purchase (along with the remaining few blue ones that we will retire after this last stock runs out). Currently they are only available for purchase and shipment in the United States. Come join our extended ALiEM family! […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Overly Attentive Attending

By |Oct 28, 2016|Categories: MEdIC series|17 Comments

Welcome to season 4, 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, and Brent Thoma) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss the practice of academic medicine! In this month’s case, a junior resident feels violated and shamed after a sexually aggressive encounter with an orthopedic attending physician. […]