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About Derek Monette, MD

ALiEM Deputy Editor in Chief
PGY4 Resident
Department of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
4 12, 2017

ALiEM Awards 2017: Congratulations to Our Winners!

2017-12-05T17:03:10+00:00

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ALiEM Awards! We reviewed some truly incredible submissions in all 3 categories – all were high caliber! Ultimately, we felt that the winners best represent the true spirit of medical education and digital innovation.

Thanks to all who continue to contribute to medical education! We are inspired by each of you.
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2 11, 2017

IDEA Series: Intern Olympics, a Capstone Competition

2017-11-01T22:19:02+00:00

The Problem

Idea Series LogoEmergency medicine (EM) interns begin residency with variable clinical, procedural, and interprofessional skills. Residency leadership can find it challenging to ensure that a new class cohesively transitions into a program and community. Following a 4-week “Intern Boot Camp,” a capstone competition, “Intern Olympics,” was held to emphasize key knowledge and skills for interns. 

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20 10, 2017

Introducing the SAEM Research Learning Series Podcasts: An ALiEM-SAEM Collaboration

2017-10-23T09:19:51+00:00

SAEM Research Learning SeriesALiEM is teaming up with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), which now offers live online education on emergency medicine research topics through its Research Learning Series. The ALiEM podcast team will work with SAEM content experts to deliver this high-yield research content in audio form! Check out the first example of this collaboration (“Being a Good Research Mentor and Mentee”) and be sure to listen to our next installment later this month.

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28 09, 2017

Atraumatic Low Back Pain: ACEP E-QUAL Network Podcast

2017-09-27T21:59:35+00:00

Atraumatic low back pain is a common complaint in the ED. For most patients, a thorough history and physical exam is sufficient to exonerate causes that threaten life or neurological function. For a small subset, however, MRI may be required. ALiEM has partnered with the ACEP E-QUAL Network to promote clinical practice improvements through a series of podcasts. In our first installment, we focus on this common presentation. We review highlights from an interview with Dr. Jonathan Edlow, Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess, about the presentation and evaluation of low back pain. Afterward be sure to check out the podcast in full.
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9 08, 2017

Finish Strong: Top 10 Things to Master Before Graduating EM Residency

2017-08-09T03:14:28+00:00

graduation cap - Finish Strong: Top 10 Things to Master Before Graduating EM ResidencyIf you are a senior resident, this post is for you! Right now you’re juggling an array of responsibilities. From adjusting to your new leadership roles in the Department to applying to jobs and fellowships, it’s easy to let that pesky procedure you have always struggled with or confusing ECG finding slip by you. To help you solidify your skills this year, we have come up with a list of things to master before the end of the academic year. Take a look, and tailor this list to your background and training. Come up with a list of your own, share it with your mentors, and check off each one. Graduation will be here before you know it!
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5 04, 2017

EM Match Advice Series: Advice for the Non-EM Resident Applying To EM

2017-05-08T18:31:04+00:00

Match season came to a close last month – and with that, some 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors earned a PGY-1 position. Most will go on to complete these programs and have happy, successful careers in their chosen specialty. But for a small number, second thoughts will creep in during residency. Maybe a life event changes the way a resident looks at his or her role in providing care; or perhaps exposure to another specialty – EM for example – occurred late in the fourth year of medical school. For these atypical applicants, there is a dearth of resources to help guide a re-match, if you will, and no guide for navigating the policies and politics associated with changing one’s mind.

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