I am Dr. Ben Smith, Director of Emergency Ultrasound at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: How I Work Smarter

If anyone in this series deserves the title of true “life hacker”, it’s Dr. Ben Smith (@UltrasoundJelly). A nuclear engineer turned emergency physician, you’ll see it is apparent he takes an engineer’s approach to productivity. In the clinical/education world, he is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound and the Associate Residency Director at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He’s a contributing member of FOAM via several websites, including ultrasoundoftheweek.com and 5minsono.com. Although we may not all have the braun to manage our own server infrastructure to host FOAM sites (which Dr. Smith does), he breaks down some simple tips you can use to automate your life and get started on the path to life hacking.

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2019-04-16T23:31:04-07:00

I am Dr. Sean Fox, Star Educator and Creator of Peds EM Morsels: How I Work Smarter

When I first contacted Dr. Sean Fox (@PedEMMorsels) regarding participating in the How I Work Smarter series he described his work style as “a bull in a china shop”, questioning if he was a worthy participant. This, in fact, makes him an ideal contributor as most of us can relate to the difficulties of achieving organizational zen. But Dr. Fox is also being humble. He is double boarded in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. In his young career, he has already received several teaching awards including the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award. He’s also embraced teaching through FOAM via his great site pedemmorsels.com. Dr. Fox generously took some time out to share some great thoughts on how he tries to shoot the efficiency moon.
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2019-04-16T23:32:01-07:00

I am Dr. Sam Ghali, EM Faculty and Ultrasound Expert at The University of Kentucky: How I Work Smarter

As you can see from our How I Work Smarter (HIWS) mapping post, Lexington Kentucky is emerging as a powerhouse of EM leaders and social media gurus. After WildcatEM HIWS contributions from Matt Dawson, Rob Rogers, and Chris Doty, we have Dr. Sam Ghali (@EM_ResUS) taking a swing. Dr. Ghali is an up and coming member of the SoMe circuit with a focus on point-of-care ultrasound, resuscitation, and critical care. Nominated by Haney Mallemat, Dr. Ghali generously shares his thoughts about career and life management.

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2019-04-16T23:32:40-07:00

I am Dr. Minh Le Cong, Royal Flying Doc and Author of the PHARM blog and podcast: How I Work Smarter

We are back from our break with more How I Work Smarter. We hope you enjoyed our new sister series Healthy in EM! Today we have a FOAM and Twitter staple weighing in: Dr. Minh Le Cong (@ketaminh). He is a senior officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia. He holds quite a few degrees/certifications. In fact, we should really publish his full title: Dr. Minh Le Cong MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, FARGP, FACAsM, GDRGP, GEM, CertIVTAA, PGDAeroRT. He is the driving force behind the PHARM blog and podcast which focuses on out of hospital and retrieval medicine. Dr. Le Cong has kept his advice brief, but if you are curious on how he managed to include God, the Dalai Lama, and Scott Weingart in one post, keep reading.

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2019-04-16T23:33:01-07:00

How I Work Smarter – Mapping It Out


How I Work Smarter Nominations
(Jul 17, 2014-Mar 22, 2015)

Today we are taking a break from our regularly schedule program and going meta. FOAM clearly helps break down borders, but sometimes, a look at a map really brings it home. These connections were launched when Dr. Michelle Lin tagged 3 people for their “How I Work Smarter” perspectives, who then each tagged 3 people, and so forth. We have had enough responders (37!) to keep this going for many months. This has cascaded and created a broad virtual international community of smart-working clinicians. Below are more close-up views of the US, UK, and Australia map and a few more insights.

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2019-04-16T23:33:29-07:00

I am Dr. Resa Lewiss, Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound at University of Colorado: How I Work Smarter

Today we are back with Dr. Resa Lewiss (@ultrasoundREL), ultrasound guru and pioneer. She has championed ultrasound via each of the three pillars of academics. She is a clinical master of ultrasound, has taught its use worldwide, and has published extensively on the topic. To top is all off, she has taken institutional leadership as the past President of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the current chair for the Ultrasound Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Plus, she has a TEDMed talk. Nominated by Dr. John Bailitz, Dr. Lewiss offers some pointers how she transduces work to success.

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2019-04-16T23:33:55-07:00

I am Dr. Rick Body, Research Director of the Manchester Emergency Medicine & Intensive Care Research Group: How I Work Smarter

This weeks post takes us back across the pond to Manchester, UK, with Dr. Rick Body (@richardbody). Dr. Body is known in the SoMe world for his contributions to the fantastic St. Emlyn’s blog and Best BETs, a great resource which summarizes research into clinically usable information. His academic focus has been on research in cardiovascular medicine and decision-making technology/biomarkers. He’s a National Institute for Health Research Postdoctoral Research Fellow (yup, he has a PhD) and also research director of the Manchester Emergency Medicine & Intensive Care Research Group (aka EMERGING), a 12 person group dedicated to Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. On top of it all, he’s organizing the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Scientific Congress and European Congress on Emergency Medicine. He has graciously taken a few moments to shares his insights into how to navigate the information overload era.

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2019-04-16T23:34:48-07:00