AIR Series and AIR-Pro Series are moving to ALiEMU!

The ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) and AIR-Pro series are moving from this ALiEM blog, which uses embedded Google Forms for quizzes into our custom learning management system called ALiEMU. ALiEMU will be our one-stop system for asynchronous learning. For U.S. EM residency programs, this will also serve as a central repository for Individualized Interactive Instruction (III) resources for asynchronous conference credit. The cornerstone e-course already on ALiEMU is CAPSULES — a comprehensive EM pharmacology curriculum, whose authorship and editorial team is led by Dr. Bryan Hayes.

For the AIR and AIR-Pro series, we have over 80 U.S. EM residency programs, 4 international EM programs, and 1 PA program using either or both of these series as a part of their didactic curriculum. With over one year’s worth of educational content, we now want to make the user experience more friendly such that one can longitudinally track progress, and programs and easily report their residents’ total III hours for the academic year to the Residency Review Committee (RRC).

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Free ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book is now published

ALiEM in-training exam prep book for emergency medicineIt is with great pleasure that we announce the first edition of the ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book in both PDF and iBook form. This free book was a year-long project from the Chief Resident Incubator, led by the Editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Dorothy Habrat, Dr. Margaret Sheehy, Dr. Samuel Zidovetsky, and Dr. Adaira Chou with the support of Associate Editors Dr. Nikita Joshi and Dr. Michelle Lin. Over 90 EM residents and faculty from the Incubator and across U.S. emergency medicine residency programs contributed board-review type questions. Five practice tests are included for those preparing for the in-training exam (also known as the in-service exam) or even for the ABEM written board exam. You can download the free PDF or iBook below.

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Top 5 FOAM Radiology Resources: ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator Recommendations

figure_xray_5391There is no shortage of free open access medical education (FOAM) resources available to the current emergency medicine (EM) learner. It seems that no matter what the concept, FOAM has it covered. And radiology is no different. However, with a specialty as vast as radiology, finding educational material pertinent to the emergency practitioner can be overwhelming. The 2016-2017 ALiEM Chief Resident (CRincubator) class also encountered this when attempting to create an organized FOAM radiology curriculum for EM residents. To tackle this challenge, the chief residents have brought together the best online resources to help EM practitioners gain expertise in the field of radiology.

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2019-02-19T18:45:13-08:00

Trick-of-the-Trade: IV Compatibility Information at Your Fingertips

MicromedexWe often have less than optimal IV access to administer fluids, blood products, and medications in sick ED patients. If more than one medication needs to be infused in the same line, how do we know if they are compatible? The gold standard for checking IV compatibility is Trissel’s Stability of Compounded Formulations. 1 But a textbook doesn’t help us in critical situations. Is there a better way?

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Congrats to Dr. Delphine Huang: 2016 ALiEM-Essentials of EM Fellow

Delphine HuangWe are incredibly honored and excited to announce the contest winner for the ALiEM-hosted 2016 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EM) Fellow position — Dr. Delphine Huang, a UCSF-SFGH senior resident! Competition was incredibly tight, and the talent was undeniable. Check out today’s other ALiEM post, which features her winner submission on pediatric concussions.

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2019-01-28T21:41:05-08:00

ALiEM Awards 2016: A Call for Nominations

ALiEM is proud to announce the 2016 Call for Award Nominations. We believe in supporting the hard work, creativity, and scholarly output that is enhancing the experience of learners who utilize social media for their medical education. We believe it is important to recognize leaders who excel at innovative, online content creation. Consider nominating yourself or your colleagues!

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2016-12-18T17:48:17-08:00

Social Media Index: Entering the Debate

On February 1, 2016, the St Emlyn’s blog published a post by notable FOAMite Dr. Simon Carley (@EMManchester) that critiqued the Social Media Index (SMi) [/fusion_builder_column]

[1]. The SMi is an impact metric for emergency medicine (EM) blogs and podcasts that has been hosted on ALiEM for the past few years [2]. This post provides background on its creation and evolution and responds to some of these criticisms. It will be followed by a more philosophical post by Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) on CanadiEM tomorrow.

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2016-12-20T12:28:14-08:00