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Naming contest for ACEP initiative on quality improvement – $250 prize

By |Jan 30, 2016|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

Are you creative? Got a knack for acronyms and catchy names? Want to have bragging rights on naming a major American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) initiative? Want to win a $250 prize? Here is your chance. ALiEM has partnered with ACEP to help be the social media wing in their ambitious, grand-scale quality improvement collaborative based on Choosing Wisely recommendations. […]

I am Dr. Ambrose Wong, Director of Simulation Research: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jan 16, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Ambrose Wong (@ambrosehwong) is a healthcare simulation educator and researcher, with a passion for teamwork and collaboration across professions and disciplines. He grew up in Vancouver, Canada and moved to the United States for medical school and residency, but now calls New England his home. He recently completed his simulation fellowship at NYU School of Medicine, and joined the brand new state-of-the-art Yale Center for Medical Simulation as a budding educational researcher. Wellness is especially important as a junior faculty member, and he’s excited to share his experiences. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

APPLY NOW: 2016 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Program

By |Jan 6, 2016|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference named the Cosmopolitan Hotel (Las Vegas, NV) its new home as of October 2015. The 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 10-12, 2016. […]

Top 5 Reasons to Join the ALiEM Fellowship Incubator: The “Fincubator”

By |Jan 4, 2016|Categories: Incubators, Social Media & Tech|

We are thrilled to announce our newest project in the Incubator series, the ALiEM Fellowship Incubator! Modeled after and building on lessons learned from the Chief Resident Incubator, the “Fincubator” is aimed at all Fellows in Emergency Medicine, regardless of what subspecialty they are pursuing, with the goals of promoting mentorship, scholarship, and innovation. […]

I am Dr. Philippe Ouellet, Emergency Medicine Resident: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jan 2, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Philippe Ouellet (@OuelletEM) is a 4th year emergency medicine resident from McGill University. Despite being in his 4th year, Dr. Ouellet has managed to fit wellness into the chaos of residency. Drawing from his mentors and other resources, Dr. Ouellet is constantly trying to find ways to optimize his time. His love for biking, not only keeps him active, but also keeps him mentally sound. Here’s how he stays healthy in emergency medicine! […]

What is International Emergency Medicine?

By |Dec 17, 2015|Categories: Medical Education, Public Health|Tags: |

First and foremost, international emergency medicine (IEM) is a big tent. We’ve got clinicians with an interest in tropical medicine and trauma, systems experts, inventors, educators, missionary families, public health experts, thrill-seekers, and policymakers. A disaster response specialist who has a “go bag” packed at all times ready for deployment belongs in this tent, as does an epidemiologist based in the U.S. who analyzes data on cholera outbreaks in refugee camps. Because it’s a relatively new specialty there is the occasional squabble about what does and does not constitute IEM, but generally we agree that we are working together to [...]

ALiEM Faculty Incubator: Top 5 reasons we are excited about this opportunity for educator-scholars

By |Dec 15, 2015|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

There is a great need for faculty development, also known as professional development, in medicine and more specifically medical education. A recent JGME publication advocates for more online opportunities for faculty to join digital communities of practice and communities of inquiry to harness the power of experts and mentors worldwide [free PDF]. With our recent successes with the Chief Resident Incubator, which includes over 170 EM chief residents in North America, it was only a natural evolution for us to build a faculty-based incubator. Thus we are proud and excited to announce that applications are now open for the new [...]

I am Dr. Brian Lin, Emergency Physician, Blogger, and Educator: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Dec 12, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Brian Lin is an emergency physician who truly knows how to keep well! Despite multiple work commitments, he still finds time to engage in his interests, keep fit, and stay well. From completing half-marathons to training capoeira, Dr. Lin, constantly finds ways to keep things fresh. He even shares his tips on how to integrate wellness into your day. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Matt Fields, Ultrasound Fellowship Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Nov 21, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Matt Fields is an emergency physician and Director of the Ultrasound Fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University. For Dr. Fields, a large part about staying well is prioritizing and keeping things in perspective. His strategies for wellness include constant reflection, knowing your limits, and having activities that allow you to decompress. His love for running, allows him to stay active and appreciate his surrounding environment. Check out how he stays healthy in emergency medicine! […]

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. […]