About Teresa Chan, MD, MHPE

ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Associate Professor, McMaster University
Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development, McMaster University Ontario, Canada

ALiEM-Annals of EM Journal Club: Clinical Decision Rule for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

We are very excited this month to bring you our second Global Journal Club, co-hosted by the team here at ALiEM and the editorial board at the Annals of Emergency Medicine. This month, we are changing things up! We will be providing you, our readers, with a clinical vignette and related journal club questions today at the beginning of the week.The discussion will be held asynchronously starting today through Thursday (for 4 days). Respond by blog comment below or tweet (#ALiEMJC).

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11 am PST (2 pm EST), we will be hosting a 30-minute live Google Hangout with Drs. Jeff Perry and Ian Stiell. The video will be embedded on this page. During this period, you will be able to tweet by using the #ALiEMJC hashtag and post comment in the blog comment section below.


By |2017-07-21T09:54:59-07:00Jan 20, 2014|Journal Club, Neurology|

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Magnificent Mentor – Expert and Community Response

Thank you pictureThe Case of the Magnificent Mentor outlined a common dilemma that is likely to occur with most protégés: How does one thanks his/her mentor for all their help over the years?  During this time of the year, as we look towards a new year, Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma) and I (@Teresa Chan) thought we would engage our readership in a bit of reflection about those who have got us to where we are today. (NB from TC & BT:  And yes, we know, this is 100% cheesy and holiday fluff – but we felt like doing something a bit more in keeping with the holiday spirit.


ALiEM Bookclub: Hanging Out with author Sheri Fink

This past week, we’ve hosted a discussion for our book club on “Five Days at Memorial”. First off, thank-you to everyone who has contributed!  But now we have a special surprise.

Two months ago we had Shawn Achor tweeting with us… and now we have a Google Hangout On Air with Sheri Fink MD PhD (@SheriFink), the author of the ALiEM Book Club selection this month!  Not only is Sheri an award winning journalist, who has written an amazing book – she’s also a really nice lady who was happy to chat with us for 40 minutes about her latest work (technical glitches and all)!


By |2016-12-20T12:20:30-08:00Dec 21, 2013|Book Club, Social Media & Tech|

Lessons Learned from an Impromptu Twitter Consensus Conference on Blog Design

Written jointly by Teresa Chan & Tessa Davis (Guest writer from “DontForgetTheBubbles.com“)

A Brief Background: It seemed like an average Thursday at first. But then, on November 21 (November 22 to some in Australia) controversy struck our little online #FOAMed world. With the launch of the Social Media Index on the ALiEM website, something had existed for almost six months at BoringEM.org suddenly became a point of contention.


By |2016-11-16T09:38:02-08:00Nov 24, 2013|Social Media & Tech|

MEdIC Series: The Case of the New Job Negotiations

downloadThe final year of residency is challenging.  Your responsibilities at work increase. Exams loom. And the job or fellowship hunt begins…

This month in the MEdIC series we present the case of Jamal, a senior emergency medicine resident who is torn between the job he desires and the job that others are suggesting that he pursue. Join us as we ‘listen in’ on his conversation with his friend Cindy (a Pulmonology fellow) as they compare their adventures in new job negotiations.


By |2017-01-04T18:32:43-08:00Nov 22, 2013|MEdIC series|

MEdIC: The Case of the Woman in White – Expert and Community Response

LabCoatsThe Case of the Woman in White brought out passionate replies from the ALiEM community. While Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma) and I (@TChanMD) have hosted several passionate discussions on MEdIC cases, none of which have inspired such deep and thoughtful responses. Both male and female attendings, residents, medical students and even a patient weighed in.

By |2019-02-19T18:09:49-08:00Nov 9, 2013|MEdIC series|

ALiEM Book Club: Reflecting on a Happy Coincidence

Happiness-Advantage_ARTCoincidence can be very fortuitous. How exciting was it to have Shawn Achor deliver his keynote address about the Happiness Advantage at ACEP this past week? Three days after our Book Club Review was released? Best part of it all – none of it was planned. That definitely was a ‘happy coincidence’. :D

Though I was not there, my Twitter feed lit up with Happiness resounding from ACEP on that first day. It seems his message resounded with many in the audience.


By |2016-11-11T19:04:16-08:00Oct 19, 2013|Book Club|