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 2015 Annual Report

ALiEM 2015 Annual ReportIt’s been another amazing year here at ALiEM. The beginning of a new year is a time to reflect about where we have been and where we are hoping to go! In the past year, we have continued to see a rapid growth of innovations and projects. Under the leadership of Dr. Michelle Lin, the ALiEM team has grown to become an international organization with over 50 volunteers all helping to not only write for the blog (such as the new Healthy in EM series), but also to create new projects like our Chief Resident incubator (affectionately known as the “CRincubator”), 60-Second Soap Box, and ALiEMU!

Thanks to the leadership and design expertise of our ALiEM Digital Fellowship team, we have assembled an annual report to update everyone on our projects this year. We are proud to present our 2015 Annual Report, which highlights many projects and collaborations, as well as some behind the scenes insights.

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By |2017-01-20T12:31:07-08:00Dec 31, 2015|Academic, Annual Report|

ALiEM Faculty Incubator: Top 5 reasons we are excited about this opportunity for educator-scholars

There is a great need for faculty development, also known as professional development, in medicine and more specifically medical education. A recent JGME publication advocates for more online opportunities for faculty to join digital communities of practice and communities of inquiry to harness the power of experts and mentors worldwide [free PDF]. With our recent successes with the Chief Resident Incubator, which includes over 170 EM chief residents in North America, it was only a natural evolution for us to build a faculty-based incubator.

Thus we are proud and excited to announce that applications are now open for the new 2016-17 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 top 5 reasons we are incredibly excited about this collaborative opportunity in education scholarship.

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Cackling Consulting Resident – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

Seth MacfarlaneThe Case of the Cackling Consulting Resident presented us with an interesting scenario that spurred quite an interesting discussion. In this case, we discussed a scenario where a consulting resident laughs when asked to admit a patient for social reason. What did the ALiEM community think of this case? Well, read on to gleam the summaries, or go directly to the blog discussion to read what people wrote!

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By |2016-12-15T12:16:13-08:00Dec 11, 2015|MEdIC series, Medical Education|

The quality checklists for health professions blogs and podcasts

Checklists Mededlife logo largeThe use of blogs and podcasts within health professions education is rapidly increasing, especially among emergency medicine and critical care learners [1-5]. However, there are no standardized quality assessment methods for the learners and educators that use and produce them. This dilemma led the MedEdLife Research Collaborative to launch a research agenda with the goal of developing a tool to assess the quality of blogs and podcasts. This was done through the series of studies that are presented in this blog.

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MEdIC Series | The Case of the FOAM Promotion

AcademiaWelcome back to season 3 of the ALiEM MEdIC series! The MEdIC team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McColl, Eve Purdy, and Teresa Chan) are very excited to kick off the ‘school year’ again with another online discussion within the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases series.

Join us now to discuss the case of the FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) promotion wherein Chris, the assistant professor, finds himself reflecting about whether he should incorporate his online and FOAM works into his promotions package.

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By |2017-01-20T12:30:39-08:00Sep 25, 2015|MEdIC series, Medical Education|

MEdIC Series | The Case of the Unseasoned Senior – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

SMACCLast week, we launched one of the cases which was developed at the ALiEM MEdIC workshop at SMACC 2015. The Case of the Unseasoned Senior brought together learners, teachers, and colleagues from across many disciplines and specialties to discuss professional responsibilities, autonomy, and clinical supervision. We are now proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our 2 expert opinions. Thank-you again to all our experts and participants for contributing again this week to the ALiEM MEdIC series.

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By |2016-12-15T18:10:38-08:00Aug 7, 2015|MEdIC series|
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