I am Dr. Michelle Lall – How I Promote Wellness in EM

By |Nov 13, 2016|Categories: How I Promote Wellness|

Dr. Michelle Lall, an Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Director is dedicated to promoting work-life balance and resilience among her co-workers and nationally. She was inspired in part by her experience growing up as the daughter of a physician who worked long hours his whole life. In addition to promoting wellness through national committees, she has developed a multi-tiered approached involving faculty, residents, advanced practice providers, as well as significant others to promote wellness at every level in her department. […]

APPLY NOW: 2017 Essentials of Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship Program

By |Nov 4, 2016|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2017, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for U.S. EM residents to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference in May 16-18, 2017. […]

Introducing CME for ALiEM via FOAMbase

By |Oct 15, 2016|Categories: CME, Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Ever wish you could get Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM) you already consume? We are excited to announce that 10 ALiEM articles are now available for AMA PRA Category 1 CME. This is a pilot program in collaboration with FOAMbase and EB Medicine. There is great content on trauma, geriatrics, pediatrics, critical care, and more. We think CME for FOAM is going to be a great way to increase sustainability for FOAM authors while keeping FOAM 100% free and open access.   […]

I am Dr. Alicia Pilarski – How I Promote Wellness in EM

By |Oct 12, 2016|Categories: How I Promote Wellness|

Wellness is not the sole responsibility of each individual physician, rather it is something we have to foster as a community. Many if not most of the things that contribute to burnout or detract from wellness are systems-level problems. Therefore the solutions also need to be systems-based, which inspired us to launch this series on how to promote wellness in EM. The goal is to share ideas, practices, and programs that have worked at different institutions to promote wellness. Our hope is that in reading these posts, you will be inspired to take some of the ideas and implement them [...]

I am Dr. Anand Swaminathan, Editor-in-Chief of Core EM: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Oct 8, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Anand “Swami” Swaminathan (@EMSwami) is an emergency physician at the Ronald O. Perelman Emergency Department at NYU and Bellevue hospitals in New York City. He is the co-host and assistant editor of EM:RAP, course director for The Teaching Course, and editor-in-chief for the Core EM site. Despite being stretched among numerous projects, Swami does his best to stay sane and healthy by helping raise three children with his amazing wife, and finding time to exercise and eat well. Check out how he stays healthy in emergency medicine! […]

Welcome to the FemInEM Job Board

By |Oct 5, 2016|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

The first question people ask when they hear about the new FemInEM job board is “Why would you have a job board just for women?” I smile briefly, and then I explain. The FemInEM job board is for ALL doctors in EM. I understand the confusion, after all, we are a website dedicated to discussing and discovering issues related to women working in emergency medicine. We publish articles on gender bias in the workplace, reflect on the needs of new mothers returning from maternity leave and discuss programs that help women become leaders in our field. And since we spend so much time [...]

New initiative: Wellness Think Tank for EM residents

By |Oct 3, 2016|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|Tags: |

The issues of wellness, burnout, and resiliency have snowballed across nearly all health professions. Emergency Medicine (EM) specifically was singled out as one of the specialties with highest risk for burnout at >60%.1 There has been much discussion around the general “UN-wellness” of medicine, and we now feel that there is a dire need for action. Instead of tackling the entire spectrum of wellness throughout medicine, we wanted to focus on EM residents. As a response to this need, we are proud to announce the launch of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank, which is a private virtual community comprised of EM residents across North America. What better stakeholder group to [...]

I am Dr. Richard Bounds, Associate Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 24, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Richard Bounds is an emergency physician from Newark, Delaware. His habits and beliefs definitely resonate with the philosophy of maintaining every day wellness. Despite being the Associate Program Director, Dr. Bounds uses the strategy of prioritizing to still make time for himself and his family. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

We are the Residents and Faculty at Saint Louis University and Washington University: How We Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 3, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

This week we are going to be switching things up! In May of 2015, as a part of a bi-annual combined conference with residents and faculty from Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis, they focused on how they stay healthy in Emergency Medicine! St. Louis is a large urban city with its own fair share of stress and wellness. Prior to the conference, a survey containing all the following questions was sent to all of the emergency medicine residents and faculty. 75% of all those polled responded to the survey. Within this post, they share their tips [...]

I am Dr. Carl Alsup, Ultrasound Fellow: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Aug 20, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Carl Alsup is an emergency physician and ultrasound fellow at Thomas Jefferson University. His loves for the outdoors keeps him active and fit. Despite being busy with academic commitments, Dr. Alsup maximizes his wellness by incorporating it into his daily routine. His attitude and strategies on maintaining mental wellness are refreshing, and are definitely worth checking out. Here is how he stays healthy in EM!   […]