Congratulations to the winners of the first ever 2016 ALiEM Awards! We had great submissions and the decision making process was tough, but ultimately we felt that these winners represent the true spirit of medical education and digital innovation!

Most of all, congratulations to all the submissions, we are proud of all you do for the medical education community!

Most Innovative Blog or Podcast


Winner – a tie! We could not decide between and and chose them both.

About: Both blogs push the boundary of dynamic content – emDocs especially with their series EM Mindset and Feminem’s emphasis on highlighting issues related to women practitioners in the emergency department. Both blogs provide content that is valuable for the medical education and emergency medicine online community.

Best New Blog or Podcast


Winner – GEMCAST Podcast

About: GEMCAST,  launched in 2015, is dedicated to furthering the knowledge base of practitioners who regularly care for the elderly in acute care settings. They even have grant funding with the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies.

 Most Innovative Educator


Winner – Dr. David Snow (@davidcsnow)

About: Dr. Snow is Assistant Residency Director at University of Illinois Chicago. Among his many accomplishments, he has helped launch and support the UIC’s EM Residency blog Brown Coat Nation in his role as the Editor in Chief. As a testament to his impact, he has won the UIC Attending Physician of the Year award 2 years in a row!

Nikita Joshi, MD

Nikita Joshi, MD

ALiEM Chief People Officer and Associate Editor
Clinical Instructor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University
Nikita Joshi, MD


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