Design Challenge | An ALiEM Fellows Project

By |May 21, 2015|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

Design thinking is a concept that has recently taken the business world by storm, and more recently it has begun to creep into other fields, like education! At the core of it, the idea behind design thinking is to encourage designers to think about how they might solve problems that are experienced in the world – to think like engineers and architects, and focus on building solutions for end users. As a part of their fellowship, the 2014-15 ALiEM Fellows (Scott Kobner, BS and Sam Shaikh, DO) were each tasked with a different design job a few months ago. Click below [...]

I am Dr. Rob Woods, Program Director, Medical Advisor, and STARS Transport Physician: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |May 16, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Rob Woods (@robwoodsuofs) is an individual that is truly committed to self-improvement and, in terms of wellness, he has exceeded. Currently, he is the program director of the University of Saskatchewan FRCPC EM Program, Medical Advisor to Ground Ambulance Services, and a STARS (HEMS) Transport Physician. How he excels in all these jobs and still has time to be known as a loving father and husband, amazing Program Director, and CrossFitter is incomprehensible! But it may have something to do with the fact that he has mastered time management. A great competitor on and off the field, Dr. Woods is never afraid [...]

APPLY NOW: Essentials of Emergency Medicine & Education Fellowship Program

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

Who has NOT heard of the Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference? It is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees that I have had the pleasure to speak at a few times. The conference planners, led by Dr. Paul Jhun and Dr. Mel Herbert, are creating an amazing opportunity for U.S. EM residents to attend their upcoming EEM conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas (October 13-15, 2015). […]

I am Dr. Ben Smith, Director of Emergency Ultrasound at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: How I Work Smarter

By |May 3, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

If anyone in this series deserves the title of true “life hacker”, it’s Dr. Ben Smith (@UltrasoundJelly). A nuclear engineer turned emergency physician, you’ll see it is apparent he takes an engineer’s approach to productivity. In the clinical/education world, he is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound and the Associate Residency Director at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He’s a contributing member of FOAM via several websites, including ultrasoundoftheweek.com and 5minsono.com. Although we may not all have the braun to manage our own server infrastructure to host FOAM sites (which Dr. Smith does), he breaks down some simple tips you can use to [...]

I am Dr. Melody Ong, Emergency Medicine Resident: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |May 2, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Melody Ong is an emergency medicine resident finishing up her first year of residency. I had the pleasure of meeting her while on residency interviews last year and we hit it off! As we share similar interests, personalities, and opinions on wellness, I knew she would have something to contribute to say about staying healthy. Whether it be traveling to the World Cup to indulge in her favorite sport, or trekking through Patagonia in Southern Argentina, Dr. Ong strives to practice wellness even on her days off. Within her PGY-1 year, she has been able to consistently make time for all the [...]

I am Dr. Sean Fox, Star Educator and Creator of Peds EM Morsels: How I Work Smarter

By |Apr 26, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

When I first contacted Dr. Sean Fox (@PedEMMorsels) regarding participating in the How I Work Smarter series he described his work style as “a bull in a china shop”, questioning if he was a worthy participant. This, in fact, makes him an ideal contributor as most of us can relate to the difficulties of achieving organizational zen. But Dr. Fox is also being humble. He is double boarded in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. In his young career, he has already received several teaching awards including the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award. He’s also embraced teaching through FOAM via his great [...]

I am Dr. Sam Ghali, EM Faculty and Ultrasound Expert at The University of Kentucky: How I Work Smarter

By |Apr 19, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

As you can see from our How I Work Smarter (HIWS) mapping post, Lexington Kentucky is emerging as a powerhouse of EM leaders and social media gurus. After WildcatEM HIWS contributions from Matt Dawson, Rob Rogers, and Chris Doty, we have Dr. Sam Ghali (@EM_ResUS) taking a swing. Dr. Ghali is an up and coming member of the SoMe circuit with a focus on point-of-care ultrasound, resuscitation, and critical care. Nominated by Haney Mallemat, Dr. Ghali generously shares his thoughts about career and life management. […]

I am Dr. Nadim Lalani, Assistant Program Director and Life Coach: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Apr 18, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Lalani (@ERMentor) is no stranger when it comes to wellness. He is without a doubt an individual who is always striving to improve himself on every level. Currently, he is the Assistant Program Director of the University of Saskatchewan FRCPC EM Program, creator of the blog ERMentor, and has recently completed his certification to be a Life Coach (check out his personal website here). When he’s not in the ED torturing his residents with his top secret set of tough questions, he can be found on the golf course working on his pro swing. Dr. Lalani is a mentor to many, [...]

I am Dr. Minh Le Cong, Royal Flying Doc and Author of the PHARM blog and podcast: How I Work Smarter

By |Apr 12, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

We are back from our break with more How I Work Smarter. We hope you enjoyed our new sister series Healthy in EM! Today we have a FOAM and Twitter staple weighing in: Dr. Minh Le Cong (@ketaminh). He is a senior officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia. He holds quite a few degrees/certifications. In fact, we should really publish his full title: Dr. Minh Le Cong MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, FARGP, FACAsM, GDRGP, GEM, CertIVTAA, PGDAeroRT. He is the driving force behind the PHARM blog and podcast which focuses on out of hospital and retrieval medicine. Dr. [...]

Announcing the ALiEM-AgileMD Educational Design Fellowship

By |Apr 9, 2015|Categories: ALiEM Cards, Social Media & Tech|

Based on the successes of our 2014-15 ALiEM-EMRA (for medical students), ALiEM-CORD (for residents), and ALiEM-AAEM Young Physicians fellowships, we are thrilled to be launching the 2015 ALiEM-AgileMD Educational Design Fellowship! The application process for this virtual fellowship is now open. […]