About Teresa Chan, MD

ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Ontario, Canada + Teresa Chan
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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22 07, 2016

MEdIC Series: Case of the Honorary Authorship – Expert Review & Curated Commentary

2016-12-20T11:51:44+00:00

The Case of the Honorary Authorship outlined a scenario of a senior academic scientist interacting with two more junior researchers, raising issues around publication ethics and professionalism. This month the MEdIC team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McColl, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, and Teresa Chan), hosted a discussion around these questions with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our 2 expert opinions. Thank-you to all our participants for contributing to the very rich discussions last week.

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8 07, 2016

MEdIC Case: The Case of the Honorary Authorship

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

medic documentWelcome to season 3, episode 9 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McColl, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, and Teresa Chan) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss the practice of academic medicine! In this month’s case a junior staff person is unsure of whether or not to include a senior staff on a paper.

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6 05, 2016

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Fibbing First Year – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

2016-12-15T09:25:05+00:00

MEdIC SeriesThe Case of the Fibbing First Year outlined a scenario where a first year resident fibs about the history he just completed. What did the ALiEM community think of this case? This month the MEdIC team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McColl, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, and Teresa Chan), hosted a MEdIC series discussion around this issue with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our 3 expert opinions. Thank-you to all our participants for contributing to the very rich discussions last week.

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