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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day 2019

national physician suicide awareness day

To address the growing issue of physician suicide, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), in collaboration with AAEM, ACEP, ACOEP, EMRA, RSA, RSO and SAEM, annually join forces to help highlight the issues and drive change. 

At ALiEM Wellness Think Tank, we tackle resident issues such as preventing suicide and burnout, enhancing resilience, and promoting overall quality of life. Suicide is an important topic that affects our physicians and the future of our specialty. We advocate a culture of support, transparency and openness. If you, or someone you know is exhibiting signs of depression or suicidal ideation, please seek help immediately. Together, we can make the cultural shift to support mental health awareness in medicine and decrease depression and suicide rates. 

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By |2019-09-17T09:30:34-07:00Sep 17, 2019|Life, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

ALiEM 2019 Gram Rounds Winner

Last month, ALiEM launched a one-of-a-kind social media contest on Instagram to find the most innovative emergency medicine residency education program. Dozens of residency programs from around the country shared incredible didactic, simulation and wellness initiatives. At the end of our contest period, one residency program stood out from the rest.

Join us in congratulating the winner of ALiEM ‘Gram’ Rounds 2019: Loma Linda Emergency Medicine

We were impressed with Loma Linda’s novel approach to simulation and ability to disseminate practical clinical pearls. Be sure to visit our Instagram page @aliemteam, and check out story highlights to see all contest submissions. To learn more about the magic behind Loma Linda’s EM program, see our highlight below.

By |2019-09-05T08:58:44-07:00Aug 14, 2019|Social Media & Tech, Wellness|

ALiEM “Gram” Rounds | Contest Announcement!

ALiEM GRAM Rounds

In January of 2019, ALiEM was able to continue leveraging the power of social media by delivering high quality educational content to Instagram. We love your enthusiasm for our weekly #TrickoftheTradeTuesday posts and hope you check out our content if you haven’t visited yet. It has been inspiring to follow the many residency programs who have a presence on Instagram, and so we’ve come up with a way to try and help you disseminate all of your hard work. Read on to learn more about the ALiEM “Gram” Rounds!

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By |2019-06-25T23:14:23-07:00Jun 25, 2019|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

2019-20 Wellness Think Tank: Open call for 30 passionate EM residents focused on physician wellness

wellness think tank

We are thrilled to announce the open call for the fourth class of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank. Every year has a different ambitious focus and this upcoming year is no different. We are lead by a 4-person powerhouse team (Dr. Simiao Li-Sauerwine, Dr. Sarah Mott, Dr. Katie Rebillot, and Dr. Sneha Shah). Want to learn more about it? Think you have what it takes to make the 30-member cut? Membership is free, if invited. Applications are due June 14, 2019. Read all about it and apply on the Wellness Think Tank home page.

UPDATE: Deadline extended to July 15, 2019 to allow for incoming EM interns to also apply!

By |2019-06-16T12:39:00-07:00May 18, 2019|Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

Study: Thematic analysis of our “How I Work Smarter” series

In 2014-15, we hosted a “How I Work Smarter” (HIWS) series, led by Dr. Ben Azan, focusing on the individual strategies of high-performing, successful emergency physicians. After the conclusion of the series, Ben went one step further and recruited a team which included Drs. Marilyn Innes, Brent Thoma, myself, Alex Van Duyvendyk, Zafrina Poonja, and Teresa Chan to conduct a thematic analysis, which was just published in Cureus [open access full text].​1​ Although the content is from 2014-15 and many of the featured contributors have moved institutions with different roles, the themes and tips remain salient and informative in today’s era of digital and cognitive overload in the clinical and non-clinical environments.

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By |2019-06-03T12:25:28-07:00Apr 22, 2019|How I Work Smarter, Research|

Health Insurance 101 for the Emergency Physician

A 28 year-old single man with type I diabetes mellitus presents to your busy Texas emergency department in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is his third hospitalization for DKA in 5 months. When you ask the patient about his current medication regimen, he admits that he frequently skips doses as a cost-savings measure. He shares that he works 45 hours a week at a small local grocery store, makes minimum wage ($15,660 pretax), and has no health insurance. His prescribed insulin regimen, consisting of Lantus at bedtime and Humalog with meals, costs approximately $600 a month. This cost estimate is based on 25 units of nightly Lantus and 25 total units of Humalog daily from GoodRx advertised list prices for the San Antonio area.

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By |2019-04-10T23:14:19-07:00Apr 10, 2019|Public Health, Public Policy|

ALiEM is Growing

You’ve probably noticed by now, but ALiEM is going through some pretty significant changes–especially in the way that the site looks and feels. We’ve shifted the platform that was used to create ALiEM and taking a few minutes to explain why.

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By |2019-04-04T20:39:19-07:00Mar 30, 2019|Social Media & Tech|
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