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

Design Challenge | An ALiEM Fellows Project

Creative-canstockphoto18644829Design thinking is a concept that has recently taken the business world by storm, and more recently it has begun to creep into other fields, like education! At the core of it, the idea behind design thinking is to encourage designers to think about how they might solve problems that are experienced in the world – to think like engineers and architects, and focus on building solutions for end users. As a part of their fellowship, the 2014-15 ALiEM Fellows (Scott Kobner, BS and Sam Shaikh, DO) were each tasked with a different design job a few months ago. Click below to read more about their projects.

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MEdIC Series | The Case the FOAM Faux Pas – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

rss podcast iconThe Case of the FOAM Faux Pas has stimulated interesting discussion over the past week. The FOAM community clearly was interested in discussing this issue, and it most definitely showed. We are now proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our two 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 |2016-12-15T14:01:32-08:00May 1, 2015|MEdIC series|

MEdIC Series |The Case of Breaking Bad News Badly – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

medic documentThe Case of Breaking Bad News Badly precipitated yet another thoughtful and riveting discussion over the past week. We are now proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our two 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 |2016-12-15T14:14:50-08:00Jan 30, 2015|MEdIC series, Medical Education|

MEdIC Series | The Case of Breaking Bad News Badly

DNR canstockphoto4969800Code status. Do not resuscitate. Allow natural death… These can be some of the most daunting concepts for new learners to explain to patients, but they can also be the most critical. Depending on the circumstances, discussing these topics may be difficult for the most advanced clinicians.  This month’s ALiEM MEdIC series case considers how we might help a learner through a bad experience with end-of-life care discussions. Please join us in discussing the case this month, we would love your thoughts and advice.

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By |2017-03-05T14:18:40-08:00Jan 23, 2015|MEdIC series, Medical Education|

Duarte meets #FOAMed: How I learned that we can give better presentations

Duarte cupWhat medical educator does not dream of improving their lecturing skills?  As a junior faculty member, I aspire to constantly challenge myself to do this better and better. As a part of this quest, I have read ample books that have inspired change in my material – but no one has been more impactful on my lecture skills than Nancy Duarte.

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MEdIC Series |The Case of the Late Letter – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

medic documentThe Case of the Late Letter prompted some great discussion around how to properly ask for a letter of reference and what students and preceptors might do when things get down to the wire. As usual, I was extremely impressed by the rich discussion that evolved over the week. We are now proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and our two 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 |2020-04-20T19:47:57-07:00Jan 3, 2015|MEdIC series, Medical Education|

MEdIC Series | The Case of the Ebola Outbreak Ethics – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

medic documentThe Case of the Ebola Outbreak Ethics prompted some great discussion around the ethics of care for a patient who possibly has an Ebola infection. As usual, I was extremely impressed by the rich discussion that evolved over the week. We are now proud to present to you the Curated Community Commentary and 2 our two 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 |2019-02-19T18:48:48-08:00Dec 5, 2014|MEdIC series|
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