We’ve come a long way over the years, and taking a step back we realize we’ve evolved to become also an academic publishing house for books. All of the books are free and open access except where noted.

ALiEM MEdIC Series Books

For five years (2013-2018), the ALiEM team worked hard to bring you simulated cases about sticky situations in medical education. Ranging from assessment and feedback to handling co-workers, this created a must-read series that took the #FOAMed world by storm. The team has decided to end the series, but is looking to expand the ALiEM MEdIC products with the help of other teams.  Read more about the projects (and access individual cases) by going to the MEdIC page.

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Medical Education in Cases: Volume 1
Topic: Medical Education, Faculty Development

Audience: Educators and trainees looking to understand issues in medical education

Background: This book compiles the first “season” of ALiEM MEdIC series cases into a single document. As of January 1, 2019, it has been downloaded over 4,300 times. Of note, this was our first ALiEM Press e-book!

Citation: Chan TM, Thoma B, Lin M (eds). Medical Education in Cases: Volume 1. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9907948-0-6.

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Medical Education in Cases: Volume 2
Topic: Medical Education, Faculty Development

Audience: Educators or trainees looking to understand issues in medical education

Background: This is the second volume of the ALiEM MEdiC series compendiums.

Citation: Chan TM, McColl T, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Purdy E, Thoma B (eds). Medical Education in Cases: Volume 2. Digital File. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2016. ISBN: 978-0-9907948-0-6. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2555.1522

Medical Education in Cases: Volume 3
Topic: Medical Education, Faculty Development

Audience: Educators or trainees looking to understand issues in medical education

Background: This is the third volume of the ALiEM MEdiC series compendiums.

Citation: Chan TM, McColl T, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Purdy E, Eicken J, Thoma B (eds). Medical Education in Cases: Volume 3. 1st ed. Digital File. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2017. ISBN: 978-0-9907948-9-9.

Medical Education in Cases: Volume 4
Topic: Medical Education, Faculty Development

Audience: Educators or trainees looking to understand issues in medical education

Background: This is the fourth volume of the ALiEM MEdiC series compendiums.

Citation: McColl T, Chan TM, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Purdy E, Velji A, Eicken J, Thoma B (eds). Medical Education in Cases: Volume 4. 1st ed. Digital File. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2018. ISBN: 978-0-9992825-2-6

Medical Education in Cases: Volume 5
In Production

 

Education Theories Made Practical Series

This was a joint venture between the ALiEM Faculty Incubator and the International Clinician Educator blog. Read more about this project at this page.

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Education Theories Made Practical: Volume 1
Topic: Medical Education, Education Theory

Audience: Educators or trainees looking to understand how education theories intersect with our world

Background: This was produced by the inaugural ALiEM Faculty Incubator class and mentors (2016-2017).

Citation: Chan TM, Gottlieb M, Sherbino J, Boysen-Osborn M, Papanagnou D, Yarris LM (eds). Education Theory Made Practical: Volume 1. 1st ed. Digital File. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2017. ISBN: 978-0-9992825-0-2.

Education Theories Made Practical: Volume 2
Topic: Medical Education, Education Theory

Audience: Educators or trainees looking to understand how education theories intersect with our world

Background: This was produced by the second ALiEM Faculty Incubator class and mentors (2017-2018).

Citation: Gottlieb M, Chan TM, Krzyzaniak S, Grossman C, Robinson D, Papanagnou D (eds). Education Theory Made Practical: Volume 2. 1st ed. Digital File. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2018. ISBN: 978-0-9992825-3-3. 

Education Theories Made Practical: Volume 3
 In production

 

Ultrasound for the Win

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Ultrasound for the Win!: Volume 1
Topic: Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for Emergency Medicine

Audience: This collection of cases is geared towards anyone interested in learning more about point-of-care ultrasound, including medical students, residents, pre-hospital personnel, and physicians.

Background: Read more about this book.

Citation: Shih J, Lin M (eds). Ultrasound for the Win! Volume 1. San Francisco: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2016. ISBN: 978-0990794868

 

In-training Exam Prep Book Series

This series of e-books contains a series of practice in-training exam preparation books with practice questions and answers. This project was developed by the ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator.

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In-training Exam Prep: Question Sets #1-5
Topic: Assessment, In-training exam preparation

Audience: For trainees seeking more practice questions for the annual in-training exams

Background: This book contains a total of 250 multiple-choice test practice questions, divided into 5 tests. Read more about this book.

Citation: Gottlieb M, Zarzar R, Bierny P (eds). ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep: Emergency Medicine (Question Sets #1-5), 2nd ed. San Francisco: ALiEM Publishing; 2016. ISBN 978-0-9907948-8-2

In-Training Exam Prep: Question Sets #6-8
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Topic: Assessment, In-training exam preparation

Audience: For trainees seeking more practice questions for the annual in-training exams

Background: This book contains a total of 150 multiple-choice test practice questions, divided into 3 tests.

Citation: Battaglioli N, Chou A, Callahan M, Dyer S, Gottlieb M, eds. ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep: Emergency Medicine (Question Sets #6-8). San Francisco, CA: ALiEM Publishing; 2018. ISBN 978-0-9992825-1-9

 

The McMAP Project

This series of e-books contains assessment tools developed by clinician educators at McMaster University. They contain activities and assessment tools that can be used in the clinical environment. Learn more about the project in the original ALiEM post.

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McMAP: McMaster Modular Assessment Program: Junior Edition
Topic: Workplace-based assessment

Audience:This has a collection of assessment tools (with checklists and behaviourally anchored tools) to enhance workplace feedback for junior (PGY1) trainees.

More info: Read more about this book.

Citation: Chan TM, Sherbino J (eds). McMaster Modular Assessment Program: Junior Edition (1st ed). e-Book. San Francisco, CA; Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2015. ISBN: 978-0-9907948-1-3  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3452.8168.

McMAP Intermediate Edition
McMAP: McMaster Modular Assessment Program: Intermediate Edition
Topic: Workplace-based assessment

Audience: This has a collection of assessment tools (with checklists and behaviourally anchored tools) to enhance workplace feedback for intermediate (PGY 2-3) trainees.

More info: Read more about this book.

Citation: Chan TM, Sherbino J (eds). McMaster Modular Assessment Program: Intermediate Edition. 1st ed. e-Book. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2015. ISBN:  978-0-9907948-2-0.  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4501.3923.

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McMAP: McMaster Modular Assessment Program: Senior Edition
Topic: Workplace-based assessment

Audience: This has a collection of assessment tools (with checklists and behaviourally anchored tools) to enhance workplace feedback for intermediate (PGY3-4, Fellows) trainees.

Background: Read more about this book.

Citation: Chan TM, Sherbino J (eds). McMaster Modular Assessment Program: Senior Edition. 1st ed. e-Book. San Francisco, CA: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine; 2015. ISBN: 978-0-9907948-3-7. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3977.1046.