How I Podcast Smarter: Pearls of Wisdom

By |Mar 6, 2016|Categories: How I Podcast Smarter|

Thus far, How I Podcast Smarter has covered the gear you’ll need to podcast and the workflow of veteran EM podcaster. In this last post in the mini-series, we gave our guest authors carte blanche, asking them to share their parting pearls for would-be podcaster. @EMCases, @EM_Educator, @Core_EM, @embasic, @stemlyns, @EMtogether, @emergencypdx, @TheSGEM, @srrezaie and @FOAMpodcast came through with fantastic advice. Many of the points they highlight reach beyond podcasting and are applicable to blogging, producing video content, or starting new EM academic endeavors. Read on to amazing insights from some of the top EM educators. [+]

ALiEM Awards 2016: A Call for Nominations

By |Mar 1, 2016|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

ALiEM is proud to announce the 2016 Call for Award Nominations. We believe in supporting the hard work, creativity, and scholarly output that is enhancing the experience of learners who utilize social media for their medical education. We believe it is important to recognize leaders who excel at innovative, online content creation. Consider nominating yourself or your colleagues! [+]

How I Podcast Smarter: Workflow

By |Feb 28, 2016|Categories: How I Podcast Smarter|

You’ve got all your shiny new gear ready to go, but how do you turn all that steel and cabling into podcast goodness? Our 9 expert EM podcaster (@FOAMpodcast, @srrezaie, @TheSGEM, @stemlyns, @embasic, @Core_EM, @EM_Educator, @EMtogether, @EMCases) plus a 10th new addition, Dr. Rob Orman (@emergencypdx) of ER Cast and EM:RAP fame, share their system for getting from idea to published podcast. Lets take a peek behind the acoustic foam board at podcasting workflows. [+]

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I am Dr. Graham Walker, Co-Creator of MDCalc: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Feb 27, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Graham Walker (@mdcalc) is a physician that truly advocates for balance and wellness. He is currently an emergency physician practicing in San Francisco. Despite multiple work commitments and an active involvement with several successful start-ups, he still finds time to engage in his interests, keep fit, and stay well. From taking it to the next level at Bootcamp, to ensuring the day is infused with laughter, Dr. Walker is always taking the time to build on his personal wellness. He’s definitely got some great pearls you’ll want to know about. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! [+]

How I Podcast Smarter: The Gear

By |Feb 21, 2016|Categories: How I Podcast Smarter|Tags: |

We are back this week with a new “Working Smarter” mini-series on Podcasting. An increasing number of individuals and residency programs are starting podcasts, but it’s not always obvious how to get started. What hardware is needed? What’s the workflow? What are the pitfalls? To help answer these questions we picked the brains of 9 star Emergency Medicine podcasters (@FOAMpodcast, @srrezaie, @TheSGEM, @stemlyns, @embasic, @Core_EM, @EM_Educator, @EMtogether, @EMCases) and asked them to share their secrets. From dead simple set-ups to semi-professional studios, you’ll learn from veterans how to get your voice out to the public, and do it well. In this [+]

Social Media Index: Entering the Debate

By |Feb 11, 2016|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

On February 1, 2016, the St Emlyn’s blog published a post by notable FOAMite Dr. Simon Carley (@EMManchester) that critiqued the Social Media Index (SMi) [/fusion_builder_column] [1]. The SMi is an impact metric for emergency medicine (EM) blogs and podcasts that has been hosted on ALiEM for the past few years [2]. This post provides background on its creation and evolution and responds to some of these criticisms. It will be followed by a more philosophical post by Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) on CanadiEM tomorrow. [+]

I am Dr. Greg Wanner, Emergency Medicine Resident: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Feb 6, 2016|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Wanner (@GregWanner) is an emergency medicine resident from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Having been a physician assistant educator in EM for several years prior to his residency, he brings a wealth of experience on how to stay well. Despite this busy schedule, he still finds time to keep fit and spend time with this two daughters. Dr. Wanner is a big supporter of “laughter is the best medicine”. Here’s how he stays healthy in emergency medicine!   [+]

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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. [+]