5 Tips for Battling Academic Writer’s Block: Insights from the ALiEM Faculty Incubator

By |Jun 8, 2016|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

Academic writing is a core competency for any faculty member. As much as we hate to all admit it, professional advancement (and dissemination of your hard work) still heavily relies on academic publications – in a variety of formats original research, review papers, case reports, simulation cases, blog, and website writing. It is important to prioritize writing just as consistently as you do staying up-to-date with all the latest practice-changing evidence as a habit early in your health professions education career. […]

ALiEM Book Club: Beyond the ED – Recommendations from Dr. Jamie Santistevan

By |Jun 5, 2016|Categories: Beyond the ED, Book Club|0 Comments

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. – Oscar Wilde Dr. Jamie Santistevan is a senior resident at the University of Wisconsin EM Residency Program. Throughout residency she has been active in the FOAMed community as contributor to multiple educational blogs including emdocs.net. She has also been a leader in the American Association for Women Emergency Physicians (AAWEP) section of ACEP whose mission is to promote women leadership in EM. In July she will continue her training as the Quality and Administration fellow also at the University of [...]

IDEA Series: Team-Based Learning Activity – Fever in the Returning Traveler

By |Jun 1, 2016|Categories: IDEA series, Medical Education|0 Comments

The Problem Most academic conferences are run as one-room school houses, with an audience that includes a wide variety of learners ranging from interns to highly experienced attending physicians. Engaging a group of 30 to 40 learners simultaneously can be difficult, especially when covering a particularly dense topic. Although this teaching environment presents unique challenges, it also provides an opportunity to pilot innovative techniques. […]

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Terrible Code

By |May 27, 2016|Categories: MEdIC series|25 Comments

Welcome to season 3, episode 8 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McColl, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, and Teresa Chan) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss difficult medical education cases each month. As usual, the community discussion will be reviewed using qualitative research methods to produce a curated summary that will be combined with two expert responses to create a functional teaching resource. In this month’s case a resident observes a code that is not going well. She should help, shouldn’t she? But she doesn’t want to offend the [...]

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Lainie Yarris

By |May 22, 2016|Categories: Beyond the ED, Book Club|1 Comment

“Not all readers are leaders. But all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman Dr. Lainie Yarris is the Program Director at Oregon Health and Sciences University Emergency Medicine Residency as well as the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship Fellowship and Co-Director for Faculty Development for OHSU School of Medicine. Beyond these multiple roles she has most readily known for her leadership in Emergency Medicine Education research, authoring over 40 publications and acting as a mentor for the MERC program, in addition to serving as an editor on multiple journals. She is an inspiration and role model for those of [...]

ALiEM Bookclub | Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Maria Moreira

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

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami Dr. Maria Moreira is the Program Director of the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency. In addition to her role in her own program, she has been a fixture in the national medical education landscape. She is the chair of the County Program committee and is a member of the CORD executive board. She brings a humility and gentleness to everything that she does that belies her depth of thought and leadership skills. She is a leader, a role [...]

Congratulations to the winners of 2016 ALiEM Awards!

By |May 17, 2016|Categories: Academic|0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the first ever 2016 ALiEM Awards! We had great submissions and the decision making process was tough, but ultimately we felt that these winners represent the true spirit of medical education and digital innovation! Most of all, congratulations to all the submissions, we are proud of all you do for the medical education community! […]

ALiEM BookClub | Lean In: Women, Work, and The Will to Lead

By |May 13, 2016|Categories: Book Club|0 Comments

“We still have a problem” Sheryl Sandberg alarms us in her influential 2010 TED Talk, Why we have too few women leaders. “Women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world.” While women are getting more college degrees and graduate degrees, and more women are entering the workforce than ever before, when it comes to leadership positions, women do not come close to matching their male counterparts. “The blunt truth is that men still run the world.” […]

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Fibbing First Year – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

By |May 6, 2016|Categories: MEdIC series|0 Comments

The Case of the Fibbing First Year outlined a scenario where a first year resident fibs about the history he just completed. What did the ALiEM community think of this case? This month the MEdIC team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McColl, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, and Teresa Chan), hosted a MEdIC series discussion around this issue 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 our participants for contributing to the very rich discussions last week. […]

IDEA Series: A Novel Flipped-Classroom Approach to Intern Conference Education featuring EM Fundamentals

By |May 1, 2016|Categories: IDEA series, Medical Education|0 Comments

The Problem Delivering a curriculum of core content to interns is both a priority and a challenge. Weekly conference provides time to deliver such a curriculum; however, varied rotation schedules limit consistent conference attendance, and intern-targeted content is inappropriate for upper-level residents. We addressed these challenges by implementing a flipped-classroom intern curriculum using training level-specific breakout sessions and a dedicated resource for asynchronous learning. […]