The quality checklists for health professions blogs and podcasts

By |Nov 12, 2015|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The use of blogs and podcasts within health professions education is rapidly increasing, especially among emergency medicine and critical care learners [1-5]. However, there are no standardized quality assessment methods for the learners and educators that use and produce them. This dilemma led the MedEdLife Research Collaborative to launch a research agenda with the goal of developing a tool to assess the quality of blogs and podcasts. This was done through the series of studies that are presented in this blog. […]

Best mobile apps for the emergency department (2015 ACEP Live talks)

By |Nov 11, 2015|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

At the recent 2015 ACEP Scientific Assembly in Boston, many of emergency medicine’s (EM) finest speakers arrived to share their expertise with the EM community. Two were ACEP Live talks, hosted and recorded by the Annals of Emergency Medicine, featuring Dr. Seth Trueger (@MDAware, Assistant Social Media Editor for Annals of EM) and Dr. Iltifat Husain (@iMedicalApps, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iMedicalApp.com). Do you agree or disagree with their lists? What are your favorite apps? […]

I am Dr. Carolyn Snider, Chief Investigator of the EDVIP Program: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Nov 7, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Carolyn Snider (@DrCarolynSnider) is an emergency physician currently practicing in Winnipeg, MB. Her passions for traveling, expression through music, and trying new things are part of her secrets for maintaining wellness. Dr. Snider is also the principal investigator and developer of the Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program. When not at work or doing research, she is usually out with her daughter on a great adventure! Her “when in Rome…” approach to life is something we could use more of! Check out how she stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Antony Robert, Emergency Medicine Resident: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Oct 10, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Antony Robert is currently a second year emergency medicine resident at McGill University. Despite the multiple demands of residency, Antony still tries to keep well by staying active and keeping in touch with his family. He uses a number of apps to keep track of his day, diet and exercise. He’s even tried to eat well by experimenting with some super foods. So if you’re curious about kale smoothies, quinoa, and overnight oats, you’ll want to check out this post. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Sara Gray, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Oct 3, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Sara Gray (@EmICUcanada) is an emergency physician and ICU attending at St. Micheal’s Hospital in Toronto. In addition to being the Chair of the CAEP Critical Care Committee (C4), she is also the Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at St. Mike’s. Despite holding multiple positions, Dr. Gray still finds time to stay well, by staying in touch with her family and maintaining mindfulness. Her love for running and the outdoors, keeps her active and grounded. Check out how she stays healthy in emergency medicine! […]

I am Dr. Demian Szyld, Medical Director of NYSIM: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 26, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Demian Szyld (@DebriefMentor) first contributed to ALiEM when he was a resident at the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to complete the Fellowship in Simulation and Education at STRATUS, the Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Masters degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He works at NYU Langone Medical Center where he is the Medical Director of the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) and directs the Fellowship in Simulation and Education. Once a week he is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Demian teaches [...]

I am Dr. Dara Kass, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, NYU/Bellevue: How I Work Smarter

By |Sep 13, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

We are continuing our series with Dr. Dara Kass (@darakass). In addition to being director of Undergraduate Medical Education at NYU/Bellevue in New York City, Dr. Kass has recently unveiled a new initiative: FemInEM. Along with Dr. Jenny Beck-Esmay (@jbeckesmay) and several superstar section editors, Dr. Kass has debuted a site focused on professional development for women in Emergency Medicine. But FemInEM is more than just a blog: it seeks to bring open access principles to the traditional model of membership based professional women’s networks like Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) and American Association of Women Emergency Physicians (AAWEP). FemInEM will [...]

I am Dr. James Huffman, STARS Airway Course Director, Transport Physician, and Clinical Educator: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 5, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. James Huffman (@jameslhuffman) knows how to keep well and keep it real! Despite multiple work commitments, he still finds time to engage in his interests, keep fit, stay well, and spend time with his family and friends. With a recent new addition to his family, Dr. Huffman has learned how to maximize his time. Constantly trying to find new ways to be effective, Dr. Huffman is a true example of how wellness can be integrated into your day. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!   […]

5 Scheduling Software Options in the Emergency Department: An In-Depth Review

By |Aug 27, 2015|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

From the dawn of Emergency Medicine, the tradition of schedule creation has been an arduous task handed down from chief to chief. Only the most masochistic of individuals dared to rise to the challenges inherent in planning shift coverage around the concerts, reunions, and weddings of their closest peers. Luckily, as design and technology continue to advance, an increasing number of software options have become available to help assist the Scheduler in his or her duties. The software options have dramatic variations in price, interface, and capabilities. The inaugural ALIEM Chief Resident Incubator team hopes to shed some light on the [...]

I am Dr. Azita Hamedani, Founding EM Department Chair at University of Wisconsin: How I Work Smarter

By |Aug 23, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

Today we have the privilege of hearing from Dr. Azita G. Hamedani MD, MPH, MBA, founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). Under her leadership, the department has grown exponentially, growing from 6 to 36 residents, from 14 to 45 faculty while experiencing a 100% increase in patient volume. For showing exemplary skills in leadership, clinical quality, operations and healthcare finance she has been awarded – amongst other awards – both ACEP’s Outstanding ED Medical Director of the Year Award and the Association of Women in Academic [...]