Congratulations to the Class of 2016 graduating class of emergency medicine residents! It is the end of a chapter and a beginning of another. For those of us practicing medicine for so many years, there are many things that we would have done differently… especially in that first year post-residency. In the following infographic, we present crowdsourced reflections and advice for residency graduates from the the UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine faculty.
So much attention is appropriately focused on the anatomy and technique for intraosseous needle placement. In contrast, very little attention is paid to securing the needle. Often this involves a make-shift setup which involves gauze, wraps, and/or tape. This becomes especially important in the prehospital setting where these can be easily dislodged. The following trick stems from a Twitter discussion in 2015 amongst prehospital providers, lamenting this fact.
We are incredibly honored and excited to announce the contest winner for the ALiEM-hosted 2016 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EM) Fellow position — Dr. Delphine Huang, a UCSF-SFGH senior resident! Competition was incredibly tight, and the talent was undeniable. Check out today’s other ALiEM post, which features her winner submission on pediatric concussions.
Podcasts: Pearls on Networking, Early Academic Career, and Part Time Academics in the AWAEM Professional Development Series
For those early in their academic medical career, it can be challenging to find solid, trustworthy advice on how to navigate the perils of academia. Fortunately, The Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) has published a series of video-based Peer Reviewed Lectures (PeRLs) in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal. Thanks to the journal, we were given permission to repurpose some of of the videos into podcast form. Take a listen to these short, abridged, high-yield podcasts for those pursuing an academic career.
A few months ago, the ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator launched a nation-wide competition to find the best EM residency wellness ideas out there. Today we announce the winner, Dr. Kory Gebhardt and the Northwestern EM residency program. Thanks to the Chief Resident Incubator’s sponsor EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus for generously underwriting this grant, which focuses on the crucial and often underappreciated aspect of graduate medical education and training — wellness.
Are you creative? Got a knack for acronyms and catchy names? Want to have bragging rights on naming a major American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) initiative? Want to win a $250 prize? Here is your chance. ALiEM has partnered with ACEP to help be the social media wing in their ambitious, grand-scale quality improvement collaborative based on Choosing Wisely recommendations.
Every year, we try to get a unique gift for many of our core team members to show our appreciation for them, their tireless enthusiasm and dedication to education, and pioneering spirit. It is only a small token of our appreciation. A few months ago, we have expanded to giving out such gifts to members of our Chief Resident Incubator as well. Inspired by custom socks that the Slack company made for its employees, I thought — why not ALiEM socks?