50 Tricks
100+ Photos
38 Experts

Tricks of the Trade in Emergency Medicine

Where experience, ingenuity, and evidence intersect

What’s inside

Since 2004, Dr. Michelle Lin has been sharing various tricks of the trade techniques and approaches in the field of Emergency Medicine. She along with her co-authors have written this book, sharing their top 50 favorite tricks along with new high-quality images and expert commentaries. With an introduction by Dr. Michelle Lin and a foreword by Dr. Jennifer Brokaw, this book presents handy crowdsourced tips that often are not found in traditional textbooks.

The Book

We would love to celebrate our 4-year writing journey with all of you in the form of an autographed, color, hard-bound book. We are selling a limited number of these before opening it up on a public online bookstore. We are selling these autographed books to help cover the costs of writing, designing, printing, and disseminating the book. Revenue from extra sales of beyond the first 500 books will go 100% towards the ALiEM operational budget because we are self-publishers. In full transparency, the books are $49 each at cost for the authors.

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK COST: $69 (includes sales tax and $4 U.S. shipping)

  • We are unfortunately only able to mail these autographed books to addresses in the United States.
  • Great as gifts for graduation, birthdays, or as a thank-you

NON-AUTOGRAPHED BOOK COST: $65-75 (depending on shipping)

  • Purchase directly from our printers at Peecho.com
  • Available to anyone in the world (not just United States)

How to cite

Lin M, Haas MRC, Hayes BD, Joshi N. Tricks of the Trade in Emergency Medicine. Redwood City, CA: ALiEM Publishing, 2020. ISBN 978-0-9992825-5-7

Special thanks

We are deeply grateful for our dedicated graphic designer, Nich Barresi, who patiently guided us through the book publishing process.


Please contact us by email at [email protected].

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 https://t.co/50EapJORCa Bio: https://t.co/7v7cgJqNEn
Michelle Lin, MD