IDEA Series Highlights JETem Innovations: A Low Cost Trainer for Neonatal Umbilical Catheterization

By |Dec 15, 2018|Categories: IDEA series, Pediatrics|0 Comments

The Problem Although umbilical catheterization can be a lifesaving technique in the emergent management of a critically ill neonate, it is performed infrequently in the ED.1 Simulation has emerged as a key teaching modality for residents to gain both proficiency and competency with this important procedure.2,3 Commercially available umbilical catheterization models are available, but costly, and often require an expensive investment (over $1,000 for a single trainer).4 This expense may discourage residency programs from acquiring the trainer and offering it to learners. In an effort to minimize this barrier to learning, a team from Kings County Hospital “home built” their own umbilical [...]

Teaming Tips Case 3: Ineffective Meetings | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

By |Dec 10, 2018|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within your department: managing a research team, joining your administration, or spearheading a clinical effort. 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. […]

2019-2020 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 Reasons To Get Excited!

By |Dec 5, 2018|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|0 Comments

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its FOURTH year! We plan to build on the success of the last 3 years to create the best Faculty Incubator yet. The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 31 at 5 pm EST. Check out 6 reasons to get excited below. […]

SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Common IRB Pitfalls

By |Dec 5, 2018|Categories: Research|Tags: |0 Comments

This installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. James Paxton, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the IRB at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. The topic of this podcast focuses common IRB application pitfalls that Dr. Paxton sees from his vantage point. […]

How to Cite Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs in a Publication

By |Nov 26, 2018|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

As medical education podcasts, videos, and blogs continue to grow in popularity it is crucial that we cite them correctly in traditional publications, specifically journal articles and textbook chapters. In a previous blog post, I described a format for citing these works on a CV. The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style is in its 10th edition, with the last update being published in 2007,1 largely before the tidal wave of “nontraditional” publications. Based on the AMA Manual of Style, how should we reference these digital publications? […]

Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 2): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

By |Nov 23, 2018|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education, Professional Development|Tags: |0 Comments

The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce yet another eBook publication: the second volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a labor of love written by the 2017-18 Faculty Incubator class. We are very proud of all our Faculty Incubator alumni who made this happen. Their hard work has been compiled in this FREE, peer-reviewed eBook. We sincerely feel that it will be useful for all the educators out there, wrestling with the issue of integrating theory into practice. Special shout out to Dr. Anthony Artino (@mededdoc) for providing us a really thought-provoking foreword. […]

SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Writing Specific Aims for a Grant

By |Nov 21, 2018|Categories: Research|Tags: , |0 Comments

In this installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. Michael Puskarich (Associate Professor and Research Director at Hennepin Medical Center), who is an accomplished researcher [Google Scholar citations] on the metabolic response of humans to severe sepsis. This podcast takes a deep dive into the topic of writing specific aims for your research grant proposals. These do’s and don’ts can make or break one’s application. […]

TLDR Book Review: “Talk Like TED”

By |Oct 17, 2018|Categories: Medical Education, Professional Development|Tags: |0 Comments

Welcome back to TLDR, where our motto is: “We read books so that you have time for Netflix.” Our premise is that most self-help, parenting, education, and life-coaching books are like chicken nuggets: 2% meat and 98% filler! This month’s book is more like cafeteria meatloaf. No matter! We’re still committed to extracting a few nutritious bits from all those ground-up gym mats. We picked through the fluff and pulled out 5 gems that are worth sharing. In his book “Talk Like TED,” Carmine Gallo promises that you too can present like a TED speaker. How do you do it? [...]

ALiEMU 2.0 relaunches with a flexible coached team model

By |Oct 15, 2018|Categories: ALiEMU, Medical Education|0 Comments

After listening to feedback from educators, and specifically residency directors, who use the ALiEMU platform for asynchronous conference credit, we have decided to reconfigure our learning management system (LMS) platform to accommodate more fluid and diverse teams in flexible fashion. Residents and medical students within the same “class”? No problem. Pharmacy students doing peer-teaching around the world? No problem. Your program is not listed in our drop-down menu? We got rid of that requirement to form teams. The possibilities are endless. […]

Teaming Tips Case 2: Resistance to Change | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

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

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within your department: managing a research team, joining your administration, or spearheading a clinical effort. 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. […]