About Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

AIR Series and AIR-Pro Series are moving to ALiEMU!

The ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) and AIR-Pro series are moving from this ALiEM blog, which uses embedded Google Forms for quizzes into our custom learning management system called ALiEMU. ALiEMU will be our one-stop system for asynchronous learning. For U.S. EM residency programs, this will also serve as a central repository for Individualized Interactive Instruction (III) resources for asynchronous conference credit. The cornerstone e-course already on ALiEMU is CAPSULES — a comprehensive EM pharmacology curriculum, whose authorship and editorial team is led by Dr. Bryan Hayes.

For the AIR and AIR-Pro series, we have over 80 U.S. EM residency programs, 4 international EM programs, and 1 PA program using either or both of these series as a part of their didactic curriculum. With over one year’s worth of educational content, we now want to make the user experience more friendly such that one can longitudinally track progress, and programs and easily report their residents’ total III hours for the academic year to the Residency Review Committee (RRC).

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10 Life and Work Tips for EM Residency Graduates

residency graduatesCongratulations 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.

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By |2019-01-28T21:40:19-08:00Jun 16, 2016|Medical Education|

Trick of the Trade: Securing the intraosseous needle

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.

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By |2019-01-28T21:40:34-08:00May 3, 2016|Critical Care/ Resus, Tricks of the Trade|

Congrats to Dr. Delphine Huang: 2016 ALiEM-Essentials of EM Fellow

Delphine HuangWe 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.

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By |2019-01-28T21:41:05-08:00Mar 7, 2016|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

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.

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By |2019-01-28T21:41:20-08:00Feb 25, 2016|Professional Development|

EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus EM Residency Wellness Grant winner: Dr. Kory Gebhardt

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.

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By |2019-01-28T21:41:34-08:00Jan 31, 2016|Incubators|

Naming contest for ACEP initiative on quality improvement – $250 prize

light bulb cropped - canstockphoto3134429Are 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.

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By |2019-01-28T21:41:51-08:00Jan 30, 2016|Social Media & Tech|