ALiEM Library

As a result of publishing a multitude of individual blog posts, we have been able to assemble some into comprehensive print and digital books. We have evolved to include an academic publishing house for books. All of the books are free and open access except where noted.

Medical Education in Cases Series Books

For five years (2013-2018), the ALiEM team worked hard to bring you simulated cases about sticky situations in medical education in the Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) Series. Ranging from assessment and feedback to handling co-workers, this created a must-read series that took the #FOAMed world by storm.

  • Topic: Medical Education, Faculty Development
  • Audience: Educators and trainees looking to understand issues in medical education
MEdIC Series: Volume 1
MEdIC Series: Volume 1
MEdIC Series: Volume 2
MEdIC Series: Volume 2
MEdIC Series: Volume 3
MEdIC Series: Volume 3
MEdIC Series: Volume 4
MEdIC Series: Volume 4
MEdIC Series: Volume 5
MEdIC Series: Volume 5

Education Theories Made Practical Series

The Education Theories Made Practical (ETMP) Series was a joint venture between the ALiEM Faculty Incubator and the International Clinician Educator blog.

  • Topic: Medical Education, Education Theory
  • Audience: Educators or trainees looking to understand how education theories intersect with our world
ETMP: Volume 1
ETMP: Volume 1
ETMP: Volume 2
ETMP: Volume 2
ETMP: Volume 3
ETMP: Volume 3

Tricks of the Trade in Emergency Medicine

The Tricks of the Trade book print book, featuring our favorite Tricks of the Trade pearls, was authored by Drs. Michelle Lin, Mary Haas, Bryan Hayes, and Nikita Joshi. This was our first self-published book.

Ultrasound For the Win

The best of the Ultrasound for the Win ALiEM blog series was collected and published in this print book, authored by Dr. Jeff Shih and Dr. Michelle Lin. 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.

Emergency Medicine Resident Simulation Curriculum for Pediatrics (EM ReSCu Peds)

As part of an ten-organization collaboration, led by Chief Editor Dr. Rebekah Burns, this free EM ReSCu Peds eBook is an educator’s detailed guide in using high-fidelity simulation to teach emergency medicine residents pediatric emergency medicine. The simulation curriculum consists of 16 resuscitation cases involving acutely injured or ill children.

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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.

ALiEM In-Training Exam Review | Quiz Sets 1-5
ALiEM In-Training Exam Review | Quiz Sets 1-5
ALiEM In-Training Exam Review | Quiz Sets 6-8
ALiEM In-Training Exam Review | Quiz Sets 6-8

The McMaster Modular Assessment Program (McMAP) Project

The McMaster Modular Assessment Program (McMAP) e-books contain assessment tools developed by clinician educators at McMaster University. They contain activities and assessment tools that can be used in the clinical environment.

  • 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), INTERMEDIATE (PGY2-3), and SENIOR (PGY3-4/Fellow) trainees.
Junior Edition
Junior Edition
Intermediate Edition
Intermediate Edition
Senior Edition
Senior Edition