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 07, 2017

ALiEM’s Greatest Hits for Interns: A Curated Collection of High-Yield Topics

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Congratulations, you’ve made it! On July 1, thousands of medical students across the country made the transition to becoming Emergency Medicine residents. It was a particularly competitive year for Emergency Medicine, with 99.7% of first-year spots filled despite a whopping 2,047 positions being offered in 2017 (up by 152 spots compared to last year).1 Now begins the most crucial 3 or 4 years of your medical training that will prepare you for the rest of your career in Emergency Medicine.

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21 06, 2017

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

2017-06-21T21:51:04+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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1 06, 2017

IDEA Series: Use of Online Interactive Platform to Incorporate Board Review into Conference

2017-06-01T07:04:35+00:00

The Problem

idea series teaching residents quality improvement

Every year, emergency medicine (EM) residents take the In-Training Exam (ITE) to test their medical knowledge and predict the likelihood of passing their official written board examination upon completion of residency training. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires all EM residencies to include weekly didactics in order to build the knowledge base of residents and facilitate preparation for the written and oral American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) examinations. These didactics, however, often consists of traditional lecture formats. In contrast, according to the testing effect, we know that taking a test on material improves retention more than just passively hearing or reading the information alone.
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18 05, 2017

IDEA Series: Interactive Practice Oral Examination Case Construction

2017-05-31T08:27:11+00:00

The Problem

idea series teaching residents quality improvementThe American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM), and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) require successful completion of an oral examination as part of the certification process for the specialty of emergency medicine. Residents are seldom taught explicitly about the process of developing oral board examinations. While deliberate and guided practice can improve performance in such examinations, understanding the design and structure of an oral examination can also ease anxiety about the experience.

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27 02, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars!

2017-03-01T10:36:16+00:00

We are very excited to officially announce the NEW 2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars! We received applications from across the country and internationally with broad ranges of background and experiences. We narrowed it down to the top 30 applicants, who we know are budding leaders in the field.

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