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There are many health and technology incubators out there, which help to build start-up companies into thriving and profitable organizations.

Why can’t we do this for those who are thinking about starting a blog? In 2009 when I was thinking about starting the blog, I had lots of support and encouragement. I slowly grew my readership by word-of-mouth and things really got going when the folks over at Life in the Fast Lane, Poison Review, EMCrit, and so many more graciously pointed their readers toward my site. 

So for those of you interested in joining the Web 2.0 world and shifting your role as a “consumer” to “producer”, I wanted to open up a competition: The Blog Incubator Experiment. I am soliciting applications for a person or team to write a 3-part series on Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.

  • You get an automatic readership with at least 300 hits per day. 
  • You get a taste of whether you want to start up your own blog. 
  • You see in the inner workings of a blog.


  • You can not currently have a blog in the area that you are writing about.
  • You can be a medical student, resident, attending physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse, or prehospital personnel in any specialty.

How to apply

  • Email me ([email protected]) your thoughts and vision for the 3-part series. Be as detailed as possible, and be creative!
  • You can submit more than 1 idea for the series.
  • The topic(s) for the series should be relevant to those practicing Emergency Medicine, and/or interested in education.
  • If selected, I would like to receive your 3 blog posts by March 1, 2012


January 31, 2012 at 5 pm (EST)

Notification of winner:

February 7, 2012
Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD