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ALiEM “Gram” Rounds | Contest Announcement!

By |Jun 25, 2019|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

In January of 2019, ALiEM was able to continue leveraging the power of social media by delivering high quality educational content to Instagram. We love your enthusiasm for our weekly #TrickoftheTradeTuesday posts and hope you check out our content if you haven’t visited yet. It has been inspiring to follow the many residency programs who have a presence on Instagram, and so we’ve come up with a way to try and help you disseminate all of your hard work. Read on to learn more about the ALiEM “Gram” Rounds! […]

The Leader’s Library: Dare To Lead | Curated Summary of the Discussion

By |Jun 14, 2019|Categories: Book Club, Leaders Library, Professional Development|Tags: |0 Comments

In April 2019, a group of intrepid readers embarked on an adventure together: the debut session of The Leader’s Library, ALiEM’s new career development book club. Learners and instructors from around the world read and discussed Dr. Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead, on a 5 day journey via Slack. Each day had its own theme (Rumbling with Vulnerability, Values, Empathy and Shame, Learning to Rise, and Toolkit), and the asynchronous discussion was robust. A day-by-day breakdown of our conversation, along with tangible takeaways and recommendations for further reading, is summarized below. […]

Teaming Tips Case 9: Organizing through Social Platforms | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

By |May 31, 2019|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical practice. It is easy to feel unprepared for these roles, and there are many pitfalls waiting to sabotage your team’s productivity. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 case-based teaming problems to provide you with evidence-based advice and solutions for tackling some of the more common problems encountered in our professional team experiences. This provides tips for using social platforms to enhance collaboration across your internal and virtual teams. […]

Study: Thematic analysis of our “How I Work Smarter” series

By |Apr 22, 2019|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Research|Comments Off on Study: Thematic analysis of our “How I Work Smarter” series

In 2014-15, we hosted a “How I Work Smarter” (HIWS) series, led by Dr. Ben Azan, focusing on the individual strategies of high-performing, successful emergency physicians. After the conclusion of the series, Ben went one step further and recruited a team which included Drs. Marilyn Innes, Brent Thoma, myself, Alex Van Duyvendyk, Zafrina Poonja, and Teresa Chan to conduct a thematic analysis, which was just published in Cureus [open access full text].​1​ Although the content is from 2014-15 and many of the featured contributors have moved institutions with different roles, the themes and tips remain [...]

Teaming Tips Case 8: The Wayward Collaborator | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

By |Apr 19, 2019|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to feel unprepared for these roles, and there are many pitfalls waiting to sabotage your team’s productivity. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 case-based teaming problems to provide you with evidence-based advice and solutions for tackling some of the more common problems encountered in our professional team experiences – including the wayward collaborator! […]

Welcome to the ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2019-2020 Class

By |Apr 12, 2019|Categories: Incubators, Professional Development|Comments Off on Welcome to the ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2019-2020 Class

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator reviewed stellar applications from around the globe for the 2019-2020 Faculty Incubator cohort and we are thrilled to announce our latest group of 30 medical educators! We are beyond excited to see what kinds of amazing things come out of this group (spoiler alert: it’s going to be epic!). A warm congratulations to this group and thank you to everyone who applied to be part of our virtual community of education scholars. […]

The Leader’s Library | Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

By |Apr 5, 2019|Categories: Book Club, Leaders Library, Professional Development|0 Comments

We proudly introduce ALiEM’s newest series, The Leader’s Library, with Dr. Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead! Have you ever gotten to work with someone who just “got it?” Someone who inspires greatness in all people with whom s/he worked, seemingly effortlessly, all the while maintaining humility and approachability? What about the converse– have you ever worked with someone who just seems out of touch with the rest of the team, failing to unite the group under a common goal, leaving the team members feeling unheard and voiceless? Unfortunately, we’ve all probably worked more [...]

Teaming Tips Case 7: Teaming Culture | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

By |Mar 26, 2019|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to feel unprepared for these roles, and there are many pitfalls waiting to sabotage your group’s teaming culture. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 case-based teaming problems to provide you with evidence-based advice and solutions for tackling some of the more common problems encountered in our professional team experiences. […]

Study: High Prevalence of Physician Burnout Among Emergency Medicine Residents Across the U.S.

By |Mar 16, 2019|Categories: Research, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|0 Comments

In March 2017, our ALiEM Wellness Think Tank launched an ambitious initiative to try to identify the prevalence rate of U.S. emergency medicine (EM) resident burnout across the country. No study to date had been done to assess this. Amazingly we got a response from over 1,500 confirmed U.S. EM residents from 193 residency programs purely through our social media, email listservs, and Wellness Think Tank outreach efforts. We measured burnout using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS). This 22-item MBI-HSS is the most common, validated tool used to measure burnout in healthcare professionals. [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Join the 2019-20 Chief Resident Incubator

By |Mar 10, 2019|Categories: Incubators, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

The ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator (“CRincubator”) launches its fifth class today. Every year’s class has a unique personality with wide-reaching projects. But all the chief residents share consistent characteristics – a deep dedication to resident education and wellness, a growth-minded approach to learning, and a desire for ongoing professional development. Are you an incoming chief resident in emergency medicine with a similar outlook, looking for a year-long community of your peers to share ideas with and bounce ideas off of? Want access to CRincubator alumni and respected educators in our field? Sign up early enough to attend our in-person launch [...]