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. […]

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Congratulations to the 2017-18 Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars!

By |Feb 27, 2017|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education|0 Comments

We are very excited to officially announce the NEW 2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars! We received applications from across the country and internationally with broad ranges of background and experiences. We narrowed it down to the top 30 applicants, who we know are budding leaders in the field. […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of Shifting Expectations

By |Feb 24, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|16 Comments

Welcome to season 4, episode 5 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 new emergency attending who feels like she has lost control of her department while working with an overconfident senior resident. […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Resident at Risk – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

By |Feb 17, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|1 Comment

The Case of the Resident at Risk outlined a scenario of junior resident who is unsure of how to proceed when her senior discloses thoughts of suicide while on shift. 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 3 expert opinions. Thank-you to all participants for contributing to the very rich and very important discussions surrounding this case! […]

Winner of EEM Education Fellowship Contest: Dr. Moises Gallegos

By |Feb 15, 2017|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Contest as Dr. Moises Gallegos from the Baylor Emergency Medicine residency program. His winning blog post is featured today on the pearls and pitfalls of epistaxis management. We look forward to seeing him in person in Las Vegas in May 2017 at the 3-day event as well as the Resident Wellness Consensus Summit preday. […]

Program Evaluation: What is it, and what are key considerations?

By |Feb 10, 2017|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education|0 Comments

Recently the ALiEM Faculty Incubator had a dynamic discussion about Program Evaluation. This Google Hangout featured Dr. George Mejicano, Dr. Chad Kessler, and Dr. Megan Osborn, facilitated by Dr. Lalena Yarris. Listen to the podcast version of their conversation as they take a deep-dive into program evaluation and learner assessments. We also provide a text-based synopsis of the discussion. […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Resident At Risk

By |Feb 3, 2017|Categories: MEdIC series|23 Comments

Welcome to season 4, 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, in keeping with our theme of physician wellness and mental health, we present a case of a junior resident who feels completely out of her comfort zone when she realizes that her senior resident may be suffering from depression and having thoughts of suicide. […]