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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By |2018-01-30T01:57:06-08:00Nov 12, 2015|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

8 Tips On How To Run An Awesome Works-in-Progress Meeting

Work in progress canstockphoto25743758Do you have 27 projects up in the air but none of them submitted for publication yet? (Guilty!) Have a great project in the works but can’t get past one sticky detail? (Been there!) Need help navigating a finicky IRB? (Yuck!) CV just looking a little threadbare? (Hangs head in shame.) You need a Works-in-Progress (WIP) meeting!

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“Dos and Don’ts” of Residency Interviewing

interviewIf you are a 4th year medical student, chances are that interviews are taking up much of your time and thought right now. Interviews can be stressful, especially when your future job is at stake and in the hands of the somewhat mysterious match process. How can you set yourself apart from hundreds of other applicants as someone who is a good fit for a program, who should be ranked highly, and who will be a great future resident – all in the course of a 15 minute interview? This post will walk you through some important “Dos” to make you stand out, and some devastating “Don’ts” that can sink you down lower on a program’s rank list.

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By |2019-02-19T18:56:23-08:00Oct 25, 2015|EM Match Advice, Medical Education|

ALiEM-FeminEM Journal Club: Women in Academic Medicine

female_doctor_holding_stethoscope_400_clr_17638 smWe are very excited to present a special installment of the ALiEM Journal Club in collaboration with FeminEM featuring the JAMA article by Jena et al. entitled “Sex Differences in Academic Rank in U.S. Medical Schools in 2014.” 1 Despite correcting for a multitude of metrics such as time since residency completion and research productivity, women remain substantially less likely to attain the rank of full professor at academic centers. To many, this article’s conclusions come as no surprise. This journal club is meant to inspire discussion around gender disparities and brainstorm solutions of equality for all involved in academic medicine.

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By |2016-11-11T19:39:50-08:00Oct 21, 2015|Medical Education|

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Simulation, Toxicology, and Ultrasound

Fellowships doctors_solve_custom_text_puzzle_12406 copySubspecialty training within emergency medicine is increasingly becoming a popular route for those interested in pursuing an academic faculty position. This year, we will cover the ins-and-outs, nuts-and-bolts, and nuances for 3 fellowships available to EM residency graduates: Simulation, Toxicology, and Ultrasound. Modeled after the wildly successful EM Match Advice for medical students applying to residency, Dr. Mike Gisondi launches and hosts another successful series — the EM Fellowship Match Advice series.

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By |2017-11-06T18:53:56-08:00Oct 8, 2015|EM Match Advice, Medical Education|

MEdIC Series | The Case of the FOAM Promotion – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

stairsLast week, we launched season 3 of the ALiEM MEdIC series and it sure took off! The Case of the FOAM Promotion brought together learners, teachers, and colleagues from across many disciplines to discuss promotion and the conversation nicely evolved to include a discussion of life goals and self-evaluation. 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 |2017-11-06T19:12:11-08:00Oct 2, 2015|MEdIC series, Medical Education|

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|