About Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Editor-in-Chief
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Article review: Interruptions during oral case presentations

Do you remember when you were a medical student and had to present patient cases to the ED attending? How often did they interrupt your presentation, and did this affect your learning experience?

These were the questions that the following article by Dr. Rachel Chin (a super-mom colleague of mine at SF General) and Dr. Glen Yang answered in her 2007 publication in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal. Pubmed citation

2016-11-11T19:01:59-07:00

Faculty spotlight: Dr. Rob Rogers

Over the years, I have gotten to meet lots of really inspiring and fun EM faculty across the country through random encounters. Recently, I got to hang out with Dr. Rob Rogers (Univ Maryland), sitting at a beachside bar in Barbados during the Carribean EM Congress. The picture above is what he calls his “Corona commercial” shot. We were both speakers at the conference and couldn’t believe the gorgeous weather in January.

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2019-01-28T23:57:18-07:00

Blogs – perfect for medical education

I started this blog on life in academic emergency medicine after having read many articles about how a blog (short for “web log”) is the communication and teaching tool of the future. This is an example of Web 2.0 technology.

I found a great slide set by Frank Calberg, an innovator and educator from Switzerland. Step through the following slides to read more about how blogs are great for teaching and are here to stay.

2017-03-05T14:18:36-07:00

Sneak peek: ENT "Tricks of the Trade"

I just submitted my quarterly column installment on Tricks of the Trade in ACEP News on ENT dilemmas. Kids (and adults) get the most bizarre things in their ears and noses. I’ve seen a cockroach and Q-tips in the ear, and peas and pebbles in the nose. What have you seen, and what are your tricks for getting these things out?

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2016-10-26T17:05:45-07:00

Article review: Time management tips

I wish I had more time in the day.

I was just browsing through the February 2009 Academic EM journal and came upon a commentary “Tuesdays to write… A guide to time management in academic emergency medicine” by Dr. Steven Lowenstein (Univ of Colorado at Denver). In the article, he outlines six time management tips to all of us trying to balance the pressures of our life with clinical care, research, teaching, and administrative duties, amidst an avalanche of hourly emails. I hate to admit it, but I am guilty of falling into most of the traps that he mentions. Here’s my summary.

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2016-11-11T19:01:59-07:00

Joining the blogging world

I am joining the Web 2.0 world of social networking and am inspired by all the medical blog sites out there. As an Emergency Medicine faculty member at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the county affiliate hospital to UCSF, I have gravitated towards a niche in medical education and particularly how it intersects with new technologies.

 

2016-10-26T17:05:45-07:00