I am Dr. Felix Ankel, VP for Health Professions Education at HealthPartners Institute: How I Work Smarter

It’s no coincidence that Dr. Felix Ankel (@felixankel) is Vice President for Health Professions Education at HealthPartners in Minneapolis. Dr. Ankel lives and breaths education and self-improvement. He has been active with CORD, SAEM, ACEP, ABEM, AAEM, among others. He is the recipient of the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for his contributions to medical education and his work in competency based learning. Today he was generous enough to take some time to share not only insights about the logistics of working smarter but also an approach to the mindset for success.

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2019-04-16T23:42:59-08:00

I am Dr. Nicholas Genes, pioneer in social media and clinical informatics: How I Work Smarter

There are early adopters of social media, clinical informatics, and educational technologies, and then there’s Dr. Nick Genes – a man wise beyond his years. Nick had one of the very first blogs in Emergency Medicine called Blogborygmi, which he started way back in 2003. Compare this with ALiEM which I started in 2009. So I am not surprised that he is working alongside the giants of EM, such as Professor Tintinalli in his role as a senior editor at Emergency Physicians Monthly, and doing amazing things in clinical informatics. Nick kindly has carved out some free time to share some of his tips for working smarter.

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2019-04-17T00:44:12-08:00

I am Dr. Megan Ranney, Director of Brown’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation program: How I Work Smarter

If you at all are at all involved with public health or digital education, it is hard not to know of and admire Dr. Megan Ranney (@MeganRanney), who is the Director and Founder of Brown University’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation (EDHI) program. She also has written several fantastic ALiEM posts about the importance of public health and safety nets in the field of emergency medicine. In the How I Work Smarter post by Dr. Ryan Radecki (@EMLitOfNote), he tags Megan as someone from whom we should all learn as a role model in efficiency and … just getting things done. Megan was kind enough to share her thoughts below.

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2019-04-17T00:44:04-08:00

I am Chris Nickson, co-creator of LITFL: How I Work Smarter

Unless you have been living under a rock, you undoubtedly have used a resource or participated in an event led by Chris Nickson. Chris is an emergency physician and intensivist, who has humbly amassed an impressive list of accomplishments in the community of FOAM, including co-creating Life in the Fast Lane, SMACC, iTeachEM, and The RAGE podcast to name a few. In fact, he wins the prize for the person tagged the most number of times by other How I Work Smarter contributors. Everyone certainly wants to know how he is able to get things done so efficiently. Here are Chris’ words of wisdom.

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2019-04-16T23:44:42-08:00

I am Professor Simon Carley, co-creator of St. Emlyn’s blog: How I Work Smarter

Professor Simon Carley’s (@EMManchester) many roles and titles would not fit in the title of this post, and so I mentioned the St. Emlyn’s blog because this was how I first learned of Simon and his passionate dedication for education. As the co-creator of the St. Emlyn’s blog and podcast, Simon worked with a team of amazing contributors teaching about EM, critical care, and medical education. Fun fact: Simon starred in a Trick of the Trade video on Ring Removal on ALiEM that thus far has >1.8 million views! He has been incredibly successful in two contrasting careers – the worlds of online education and academia. He has published over 100 academic papers and serves as the Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. How does he juggle his time? Does he have 25 hours in a day? Simon shared with us his trade secrets.

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2019-04-16T23:46:39-08:00

I am Eve Purdy, author of Manu et Corde blog: How I Work Smarter

Eve Purdy (@Purdy_Eve) is one of those rising stars in medical education, who “leads from the middle” in her role as a senior medical student at Queen’s University. She is already quite involved as a blogger at Manu et Corde, a Medical Student Editor at Boring EM, and as a part of the ALiEM Book Club team. I, along with many others, are eager to see what Eve has in store for the world of medical education in her early promising superstar career. Eve was tagged by Dr. Teresa Chan in a previous How I Work Smarter post and was kind enough to share her tips for, as Eve states, “TRYING to work smarter”.

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2019-04-16T23:46:09-08:00

I am Dr. Mike Stone, Division Chief of Emergency Ultrasound at Brigham & Women’s: How I Work Smarter

Dr. Mike Stone (@BedsideSono) is well known in the medical education world especially in the field of bedside ultrasonography. In addition to being a professor for the Ultrasound Leadership Academy and Ultrasound Podcast team member, he also runs the Emergency Ultrasound Division at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Like Dr. Mike Mallin who tagged him from a previous How I Work Smarter post, many of us have been amazed at Mike’s ability to juggle so many roles and responsibilities at once. Here are some his secrets to success.

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2019-04-16T23:48:07-08:00