MEdIC Series: The Case of the Discriminatory Patient – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our first case of this season, The Case of the Discriminatory Patient, outlined a scenario of a junior resident faced with blatant discrimination while trying to treat a patient who refuses to be seen by a “non-white” or “non-Canadian” physician.

This month, the MEdIC team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma), hosted an online discussion around this case with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the curated community commentary and our expert opinions. Thank-you to all participants for contributing to the very rich discussions surrounding this case!

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By |2019-03-30T21:54:44-07:00Oct 13, 2017|Academic, MEdIC series|

APPLY NOW: 2018 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Program

essentials of emergency medicineThe Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2018, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees, and will once again be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas! Led by Dr. Paul Jhun, conference organizers are offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents anywhere in the world to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference May 15-17, 2018.
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By |2019-01-28T21:34:56-08:00Oct 10, 2017|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

EM Match Advice: Northern California Residency Programs

Northern California residency programs emergency medicineThe EM Residency Match Advice Series is back with its latest installment! For the first time, our team puts a regional flavor on an episode as we take a deep dive into the Northern California residency programs in Emergency Medicine (EM). These programs infuse multiple opportunities for regional collaboration into the residency experience. Activities include an annual incoming chief resident forum, Nor-Cal Sim Wars, wellness outings, and more! Hosted by Dr. Michael Gisondi, watch the video Google Hangout or listen to the edited Soundcloud podcast version to learn more about each of the programs and this special regional collaboration.

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By |2020-04-20T19:46:58-07:00Oct 4, 2017|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Discriminatory Patient 

Welcome to season 5, episode 1 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss the practice of academic medicine!

This month, we present a case of a junior resident faced with discrimination while treating a patient who refuses to be seen by a “non-white” or “non-Canadian” physician.

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By |2019-03-30T21:53:04-07:00Sep 29, 2017|MEdIC series|

Pronouncing ALiEM

ALiEMSaying “Academic Life in Emergency Medicine” is a mouthful. Over the years there has been great controversy on our team about how to pronounce the abbreviated name “ALiEM.” Is it a long A like cake? Or is it a short A like apple? People were pronouncing it all sorts of creative ways. In the hopes of making our identity clear, we had heated discussions about this on the team. After much debate (and punitive push-ups), we resolved to pronounce it with a long A – like “alien”. This applies to all our ALiEM projects and initiatives such as ALiEMU.

By |2019-01-28T21:36:23-08:00Sep 26, 2017|Academic|

IDEA Series: Teaching ECGs through a Written Competition

The Problem

Idea Series LogoECG interpretation is a cornerstone of Emergency Medicine (EM). It requires both rapid identification of life-threatening abnormalities and fastidious attention to detail. This pairing can intimidate some junior learners, and identifying an effective and engaging method for teaching ECGs is important to resident education. We report a teaching method that addresses this problem with an annual residency ECG competition.

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By |2017-11-01T22:03:01-07:00Sep 21, 2017|IDEA series|