The 1440 Doctor: 3 Tips for Combating Distractions while Working From Home

By |Oct 22, 2021|Categories: 1440 Doctor, Academic, Life|

We have all been there. You sit down to write your next masterpiece that you know any journal would be lucky to accept and “ding” your phone goes off. You check it, you type a few words on the google document, you hear some yelling in the other room (A kid? Your neighbor's kid?). You try to focus and tell yourself not to worry about it. You need to get this section of the paper written today. The doorbell rings, you hop up to see what it is. Amazon has arrived. Sound familiar? Our brains are hardwired for distraction. Back in [+]

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20 Tips for Career Success and Longevity in Emergency Medicine

By |Oct 13, 2021|Categories: Academic, Life, Wellness|

Photo by Snapwire on Pexels.com The practice of emergency medicine (EM) is consistently challenging. At any given moment during a shift, emergency physicians are responsible for making numerous decisions about multiple patients. Many of these decisions are time-sensitive, some a matter of life or death. Physical, intellectual, and spiritual fatigue can set in during or after a shift. Our consultants, clinic physicians, or hospital administrators rarely understand the roller coaster we ride. Out of necessity, those of us practicing EM look for ways to navigate the peaks and valleys that make up the natural rhythm of the emergency department. I was [+]

The 1440 Doctor: Working From Home (WFH) | 3 Strategies for Being Productive

By |Sep 8, 2021|Categories: 1440 Doctor|

Physicians have practiced medicine in a variety of practice settings in the past. Some in rural environments, others in austere conditions on a mountain top in Nepal. The recent pandemic has created even a new practice environment in the field of medicine: our own homes. The idea of working from home (WFH) is not a new concept. It’s been gaining momentum for several decades in other fields but healthcare has been slow to embrace this trend. COVID19 changed that. There are many benefits of this new practice environment (basically a 0-minute commute, being able to see family/furry friends during the [+]

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 [+]