About Teresa Chan, MD

ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Ontario, Canada + Teresa Chan
11 08, 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS | ALiEM MEdIC Series Book, Volume 3

2017-08-03T00:04:41+00:00

MEdIC Series Book, Volume 3It has been 4 years since we launchd the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) Series, and we are very proud to have had 4 years of excellent engagement and participation from the FOAM audience with our interactive monthly discussions. This season has been a whirlwind. Together, we have explored challenging patient, learner, physician wellness, ethical, and assessment conundrums. We want to thank all of those who have written cases, acted as experts, and commented on the cases.

We are thrilled to announce that a compilation of the third MEdIC season (last year’s cases) is available for free download.

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4 08, 2017

ALiEM’s Greatest MEdIC Hits for New Academic Faculty: A Curated Collection of 8 Cases

Ok, while we congratulated the senior residents in our last piece, but let’s be honest, YOU (the junior faculty members) are the ones who TRULY should be congratulated. You’ve survived residency, and now you’re the boss!

You’re probably sighing with relief at the moment. But eventually, you’ll ask yourself: “Now, what’s next?” Well, yet again, the ALiEM MEdIC team has some resources for you!

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28 07, 2017

ALiEM’s Greatest MEdIC Hits for New Senior Residents: A Curated Collection of 10 Cases

2017-07-28T05:11:45+00:00

senior residentsWhile we congratulated and welcomed the interns with the list of Greatest Hits for Interns, it’s high time we actually congratulate and welcome you… the new Senior Residents! You’ve toiled through call shifts on off-service rotations,  you’ve worked hard reviewing cases with junior residents and getting grilled you about the latest esoteric facts by the seniors!  And now, you’re going to be in charge of other other residents!?!  You are probably equal parts excited and scared… but more to the point you may be wondering – How does one actually be a great senior resident? Well we have some resources for you!

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18 05, 2017

IDEA Series: Interactive Practice Oral Examination Case Construction

2017-05-31T08:27:11+00:00

The Problem

idea series teaching residents quality improvementThe American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM), and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) require successful completion of an oral examination as part of the certification process for the specialty of emergency medicine. Residents are seldom taught explicitly about the process of developing oral board examinations. While deliberate and guided practice can improve performance in such examinations, understanding the design and structure of an oral examination can also ease anxiety about the experience.

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4 05, 2017

2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report: An incredible inaugural year

2017-05-04T18:43:54+00:00

faculty incubator year end reportIn 2016, we launched a little experiment in faculty development with an elite group of junior and mid-career faculty members from North and South America. Twelve months later, we are happy to report that we all survived… and thrived! It’s been one heck of a year! Read about what we did in our 2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report.
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14 01, 2017

2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 reasons why we are excited about Round 2!

2017-01-20T12:30:40+00:00

ALiEM Faculty IncubatorWe simply have been unable to contain our excitement!  You may have heard whispers on the internet, but we can now confirm that indeed, the rumors are true… The ALiEM Faculty Incubator will be accepting applications for next year’s class effective immediately! Applications are now open for the new 2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator for educator-scholars ready to take their careers to the next level — from theory to application. Applications are open NOW.

Here are the 6 reasons we are incredibly excited about this year’s version of the “Facubator”.
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9 01, 2017

ALiEM Annual Report 2016: A year of growth and expansion

2017-01-20T12:32:54+00:00

annual report 2016Each year we’ve generated this report we’ve been flabbergasted by how much our team continues to grow and develop. This year is no different. January is the time that the ALiEM team tends to take a step back and reflect about where we have been and where we are hoping to go!

2016 has been an incredible year. The breadth and depth of our team’s work has increased, and we have seen the launch of many new innovations and projects. Under the leadership of Dr. Michelle Lin, the ALiEM team has grown to become an international organization with over 80 volunteers all helping to not only write for the blog (such as the new IDEA series), but also to create new projects like our Faculty Incubator (affectionately known as the “Facubator”), the Fellowship Incubator (“Fincubator”), and the Wellness Think Tank.
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