How I Work Smarter: Katie Holmes, DO FACEP

By |Jul 28, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Hustle Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer Macbook Air What is something you are working on now? Updated Curriculum for our EM Clerkship, VSAS, Conference Material, Intern Orientation planning, and more How did you come up with this Idea/Project? We are always trying to improve our curriculums to make them better based off of feedback from previous years! What’s your office workspace setup like? My kitchen counter or my office at the hospital. What’s your best time-saving tip in the office or home? Keep a To Do list and divide [+]

How I Work Smarter: Gus M. Garmel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

By |Jul 14, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Compassionately Current mobile device iPhone Computer MacMini What is something you are working on now? Multiple projects, presently Microaggressions & Civility in the Workplace, Communication and Success in EM, and Coaching/Mentoring in EM. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? These are important topics; not a lot of information is available about these topics related specifically to EM despite the need. What’s your office workspace setup like? Standing wrap-around adjustable desk with good lighting, multiple computer monitors, and sufficient space to work so that I can keep needed materials close [+]

How I Work Smarter: Christopher Lloyd, DO

By |Jun 30, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Opportunistically Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer iPhone Xr What is something you are working on now? Qualitative analysis on resident perceptions of feedback How did you come up with this Idea/Project? As a program we are continuing to look at how feedback is being delivered to residents, when it is happening, how it is received/implemented, etc. This project grew from a desire to explore the resident perspective on these topics so as to understand better where we are effective with our feedback techniques and practices and where we can find [+]

How I Work Smarter: Miguel Reyes, MD

By |Jun 2, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Comfortable Current mobile device iPhone 12 Pro Computer Macbook Air What is something you are working on now? Wound Care article, REBEL EM CME content, Journal Reviews How did you come up with this Idea/Project? It was an opportunity that presented itself during the fellowship. It’s a collaborative effort with other faculty members to pull together this large review article, its a lot of work and effort but I think it’ll be worth it. As for the REBEL content, I’ve been working with Salim for a little bit and this chance came [+]

How I Work Smarter: Laryssa Patti, MD

By |May 19, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Organized chaos (that's 2 words) Current mobile device iPhone XS Computer 2020 13" Macbook Air + iPad with keyboard as a second monitort What is something you are working on now? Incorporating FOAM into our EM clerkship How did you come up with this Idea/Project? COVID decided for me -- we’re working on a way to keep students engaged even though we’re still semi-distance learning. Additionally, I want to send my students into residency knowing that FOAM exists but needs to be assessed in the same way we think about peer reviewed [+]

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The Leader’s Library: Keep Going | Sign up to join the book club discussion

By |Apr 30, 2021|Categories: Book Club, Leaders Library, Wellness|Tags: |

As we submit our responses to the daily health screen for the thousandth time; realize, after having removed a mountain of PPE and sanitized our hands, that we left our phone in the patient’s room and would need to re-don everything; repeatedly observe the inevitable struggle with mute/unmute on Zoom; with all of these regular tasks and activities enveloping our lives these days, it’s hard to feel creative. Is the practice of emergency medicine a creative endeavor? How can we increase not just our creative or scholarly output, but also our internal sense of artistry and creation? Podcast Preview of [+]

Reading from the Silver Linings Playbook: The ALiEM Connect Project

By |Apr 26, 2021|Categories: Academic, Beyond the Abstract, Education Articles, Medical Education, Professional Development, Social Media & Tech|

It feels like yesterday that we were sheltered-in-place, staring at our computers, wondering, “So now what?”  As COVID-19 paused all in-person educational sessions, the early morning residency conference we used to begrudgingly join quickly became something that we profoundly missed. While we can now be “present” while wearing sweatpants and a button-down shirt, we miss the human connection. Many of us would gladly even suffer through traffic just to be a part of this morning conference tradition. As educators and innovators, we know what a disruptive force the COVID-19 pandemic has been to the medical community. It has strained our [+]

How I Work Smarter: Sara Dimeo, MD

By |Apr 23, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Collaboratively Current mobile device iPhone 11 Pro Computer MacBook Pro What is something you are working on now? The Impact of Digital Badges on Motivation in Asynchronous Learning How did you come up with this Idea/Project? When COVID hit, we had to think creatively on how to engage learners in an online format. Having done a fellowship in Multimedia, Design, Education Technology I was really excited to experiment with different techniques. My main goal is always to create a sense of engagement, even when there is limited ability to do so in [+]

How I Work Smarter: Christopher Colbert, DO FACEP, FACOEP, FAAEM

By |Mar 29, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Practical Current mobile device iPhone 12 Computer iMac Pro / Mac book Pro What is something you are working on now? Organizing/Planning the ACOEP’s annual Spring Seminar How did you come up with this Idea/Project? I have been part of the planning committee for the spring conference for 5 years. What’s your office workspace setup like? A well-lit room with decent speakers (huge music fan), 2 Macs side-by-side, and most importantly, a very comfy chair. What’s your best time-saving tip in the office or home? Keep your work in your office so [+]

ALiEM Stands in Solidarity with Our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

By |Mar 26, 2021|Categories: Life, Public Health|

We at ALiEM wholeheartedly condemn the xenophobia, intolerance, and hate crimes directed towards Asians and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Recent events spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic are hurtful, “othering,” and simply unacceptable. Anti-Asian hate crimes across the country since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased 833% in 2020, compared to 2019, in cities across the United States [1]. This heart-breaking trend of violent assaults against individuals in the AAPI community is misguided and counter to the healing and building that our country direly needs as a result of the global pandemic. Last week’s shootings [+]