ALiEM hosts multiple virtual incubators to promote the mentorship and development of chief residents, fellows, and faculty.

19 09, 2017

SplintER Series: Splint Principles 101

2017-09-25T15:33:29+00:00

splint plaster materialWhy do we splint? Splinting is one of the fundamental procedures of the Emergency Department (ED). How well-versed are we with it? Why do we even splint? By the end of this post, you will know the reason why we splint, when to splint, and just as importantly — when NOT to splint in the ED.
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18 09, 2017

SplintER: A New Series on Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting

2017-09-25T15:45:45+00:00

splintingThe purpose of the SplintER series is to teach the fundamentals and introduce advanced concepts of splinting to the Emergency Medicine (EM) professional. Humans have been splinting their injuries since 1300 B.C.1 Although the fundamentals have not changed, splint selection and application require some thoughtful consideration. A 2017 prospective, observational study in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics demonstrated that more than 90% of splints applied in the Emergency Department were inappropriate (30% applied by EM attendings), as evaluated by orthopaedic surgeons.2 While that number may not be representative in your institution, it certainly highlights the inadequacies that many of us feel when approaching a splint!

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18 08, 2017

Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 1): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

2017-08-26T13:21:25+00:00

education theory made practical cover pageThe ALiEM Team is happy to announce yet another eBook publication: the first volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a labor of love written by the inaugural 2016-17 Faculty Incubator class. We are so very proud of all our Faculty Incubator alumni who made this happen. Their hard work has been compiled in this FREE, peer-reviewed eBook. We sincerely feel that it will be useful for all the educators out there, wrestling with the issue of integrating theory into practice.

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9 08, 2017

Finish Strong: Top 10 Things to Master Before Graduating EM Residency

2017-08-09T03:14:28+00:00

graduation cap - Finish Strong: Top 10 Things to Master Before Graduating EM ResidencyIf you are a senior resident, this post is for you! Right now you’re juggling an array of responsibilities. From adjusting to your new leadership roles in the Department to applying to jobs and fellowships, it’s easy to let that pesky procedure you have always struggled with or confusing ECG finding slip by you. To help you solidify your skills this year, we have come up with a list of things to master before the end of the academic year. Take a look, and tailor this list to your background and training. Come up with a list of your own, share it with your mentors, and check off each one. Graduation will be here before you know it!
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7 08, 2017

Building a Cohesive Residency Program: Top 10 Strategies to Engage Residents

2017-08-05T20:11:29+00:00

group holding hands strategies to engage residentsWelcome to the beginning of the most exciting and terrifying time in your residency — the start to a new year! To help start the year off right a group of chief residents from across the country, through the ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator, have gotten together and compiled a list of ways for chief residents (and other resident leaders) to engage residents early to hopefully make this the best year yet of residency.

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21 06, 2017

Academic Primer Series and Curated Collections for Educators: Important Papers for Medical Educators

2017-10-13T15:06:00+00:00

Members and mentors of the inaugural, 2016-17 ALiEM Faculty Incubator authored 9 narrative reviews in the Academic Primer Series and Curated Collections for Educators on several important medical education topics, which highlight the most important literature and their defined importance for junior educators and faculty developers. To ensure broad compendiums of articles were obtained on each subject, collections of papers were augmented via an open call for additional papers using Twitter. Subsequently, a selection panel comprised of both junior and seasoned educators utilized a 3-round modified Delphi process to identify the best, most relevant papers for medical educators.

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4 05, 2017

2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report: An incredible inaugural year

2017-05-04T18:43:54+00:00

faculty incubator year end reportIn 2016, we launched a little experiment in faculty development with an elite group of junior and mid-career faculty members from North and South America. Twelve months later, we are happy to report that we all survived… and thrived! It’s been one heck of a year! Read about what we did in our 2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report.
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