IDEA Series: Trapped as a Group, Escape as a Team | Applying Gamification to Team-Building Skills

By |Feb 1, 2018|Categories: IDEA series|0 Comments

The Problem Providing high-quality healthcare in the busy, often chaotic world of EM requires teamwork. Team members must overcome varied levels of training, expertise, and conflicting personalities to function as a unit. Effective teamwork and collaboration, particularly in high-stakes, high-acuity environments, can improve patient outcomes and the cost of care.1,2 Although the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) includes “interpersonal and communication skills” (ICS) as a core competency, there is no consensus as to how to effectively teach these skills. Further, military literature identifies “trust” as critical to effective communication within teams.3 To improve trust, communication, and collaboration, authors suggest [...]

Winners of the 2018 ALiEM-EEM Fellowship Contest: Drs. Puja Gopal, Liz Fierro, and Natasha Li

By |Jan 31, 2018|Categories: Medical Education|0 Comments

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Contests! Dr. Puja Gopal from the University of Illinois at Chicago has won the blog post competition. Her winning post, selected by a blinded EEM voting panel, highlights a mnemonic for taking care of patients with tracheostomies, and is featured on the blog today! Dr. Liz Fierro and Dr. Natasha Li have co-won the visual design competition for their submission, Pocket PEM. They were among 4 worthy semifinalist submissions selected by a blinded EEM voting panel, and the winners were ultimately [...]

EM Match Advice: County Residency Programs

By |Jan 27, 2018|Categories: EM Match Advice|0 Comments

EM Match Advice is back with its last installment before the Rank Order List deadline (February 21), and puts the focus on county residency programs! In this episode, an esteemed panel peels back the curtain on what it means to work and train in some of the busiest public Emergency Departments in the United States. These programs share a special brand of team-centered training, and residents learn how to make the most of limited resources while caring for patients who are also often resource-poor. This incredible egalitarian spirit shines through in the discussion, hosted by Dr. Michael Gisondi. Watch the video [...]

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic

By |Jan 26, 2018|Categories: MEdIC series|18 Comments

Welcome to season 5, 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, we present a case of a budding clinician-scientist who is encouraged to develop a social media and online presence to highlight and disseminate his research achievements. His barrier, however, is his perceived lack of knowledge and technical skills for the growing online FOAM and social media movement. Read more about this case of [...]

ALiEM-Essentials Visual Design Competition: Top 4 Semifinalists | Need Your Vote

By |Jan 24, 2018|Categories: Medical Education|Tags: |0 Comments

The ALiEM-Essentials of EM (EEM) Visual Design Competition kicks into high gear this week as the EEM team selected 4 semifinalists from a myriad of high quality submissions. YOU will decide who wins this competition, and becomes the next EEM Fellow with an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 meeting in Last Vegas! Voting closes January 27 at 5 pm PST. […]

Citing Audio and Video Publications on Your CV

By |Jan 18, 2018|Categories: Professional Development, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

Medical education is changing and so too are the types of publications with high impact. No longer do we live in a world where traditional journal publications are the only meaningful contribution to academia and to our specialty. The “non-traditional” publications include podcasts, educational videos, and blog posts. Just like journal articles, these can be done very well with thorough research, attention to detail, and even peer review. They can have broad reach, inspire change, and initiate conversation. […]

Free ALiEMU Course: In-Training Exam Prep

By |Jan 13, 2018|Categories: ALiEMU, Medical Education|0 Comments

We are thrilled to launch the ALiEMU In-Training Exam Prep Course! These 250 multiple-choice questions derive from the ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book, a project launched from the 2016-17 Chief Resident Incubator. Led initially by editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Dorothy Habrat, Dr. Margaret Sheehy, Dr. Samuel Zidovetsky, and Dr. Adaira Chou in the first edition, we are now in the updated second edition with editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Rochelle Zarzar, and Philippe Bierny. This content is now available as 50 sets of 5 questions, free on ALiEMU, and just in time for the upcoming exam! Update February 22, 2018 150 New Questions [...]

ALiEM Book Club: Medical Apartheid

By |Jan 5, 2018|Categories: Book Club, Public Health|0 Comments

Rallies by white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA and the subsequent milquetoast response from the White House shocked many Americans. These events invoked a national discussion about how many of our public monuments, built to celebrate triumphs and critical moments from our country’s past, can also exhibit appalling acts of malevolence and cruelty, treatment that today is unacceptable. Similarly, our understanding of medical history has evolved. While many of us are aware of particular atrocities, such as the Tuskegee study or the nonconsensual obtaining of Hela cells from Henrietta Lacks, these stories are by no means isolated, and there are times in [...]

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2018-2019 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 Reasons To Get Excited!

By |Jan 3, 2018|Categories: Incubators, Medical Education|0 Comments

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its THIRD year! We plan to build on the success of the last 2 years to create the best Faculty Incubator yet. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 18 at 5 pm EST. Check out 6 reasons to get excited below: […]

2017 Annual Report: Inspiration and Ideas

By |Dec 28, 2017|Categories: Academic, Annual Report|0 Comments

ALiEM has generated an annual report every year since 2013 to summarize our team’s work, and reflect on both the organizational goals we have met and accomplishments we have achieved. 2017 is no different. Under the leadership of Dr. Michelle Lin, ALiEM has grown to become an international organization with over 80 volunteers, all helping to write for the blog and contribute to projects like ALiEMU, the MEdIC Series (in its fifth year), the Chief Resident Incubator (in its third year), Faculty Incubator (in its second year), and the new Wellness Think Tank. We share this report to update our audience and volunteers on all [...]