My 2017 new year’s resolution was to create brief educational pearls on shift called Post It Pearls, which I published to Twitter. I have increasingly noticed that many of my target learners are not on Twitter. They are, however, on Instagram. So this year’s resolution is to test out how whether Post It Pearls would reach more learners and thus be more impactful on my Instagram account (@MichelleLinMD).
For almost a decade, ALiEM has been on the forefront of digital education in emergency medicine. By leveraging the power of social media, we have been able to provide quality teaching pearls to our learners. Although we have helped to pioneer FOAMEd on Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed our absence in your Instagram feed.
Today, we are excited to announce the launch of @aliemteam on Instagram. Alongside travel photos, puppy videos, and hilarious memes, look forward to bite-sized educational morsels and a behind-the-scenes look at ALiEM. We can’t wait to share with you some of our weekly features. Keep a look out for “Tricks of the Trade Tuesday”, “Flashback Friday”, and “Spotlight Sunday”.
Be sure to follow us @aliemteam, tag us with any of your own teaching pearls, and give us feedback!
As medical education podcasts, videos, and blogs continue to grow in popularity it is crucial that we cite them correctly in traditional publications, specifically journal articles and textbook chapters. In a previous blog post, I described a format for citing these works on a CV. The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style is in its 10th edition, with the last update being published in 2007,1 largely before the tidal wave of “nontraditional” publications. Based on the AMA Manual of Style, how should we reference these digital publications?
The 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents anywhere in the world to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference May 14-16, 2019.
Medical education is changing and so too are the types of publications with high impact. No longer do we live in a world where traditional journal publications are the only meaningful contribution to academia and to our specialty. The “non-traditional” publications include podcasts, educational videos, and blog posts. Just like journal articles, these can be done very well with thorough research, attention to detail, and even peer review. They can have broad reach, inspire change, and initiate conversation.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ALiEM Awards! We reviewed some truly incredible submissions in all 3 categories – all were high caliber! Ultimately, we felt that the winners best represent the true spirit of medical education and digital innovation.
Thanks to all who continue to contribute to medical education! We are inspired by each of you.
The 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.