I am Dr. Judd Hollander, Master Researcher and Chest Pain Guru: How I Work Smarter

By |Feb 1, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

Dr. Judd Hollander is among the most productive members of our speciality. He has over 400 peer review papers and chapters, including some heavy hitters like the recent New England Journal of Medicine CT Coronary Article and an early study of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide for CHF that went on to be cited over 3,000 times. In addition to producing research, he curates it as a deputy editor at the Annals of Emergency Medicine. His academic prowess had lifted him to such positions as President of SAEM and now is the Associate Dean at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson [...]

What is Open Access? Video chat with Dr. Martin Eve

By |Jan 31, 2015|Categories: Academic, Social Media & Tech|Tags: , |

Open Access is not just an issue that plagues scientists and clinical practitioners. Allowing access to scholarly publications and academic work is also widely debated in the humanities as well. We found this out as we sat down and discussed Open Access with Dr. Martin Eve (@martin_eve). […]

I am Dr. Heather Murray, Emergency Physician and Medical Educator: How I Work Smarter

By |Jan 25, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

If you’re still trying wrap your mind around the Karpman triangle, the 3 Cs, and Kairos from last week’s post, don’t worry, we have some back to the basics goodness for you. Dr. Heather Murray (@HeatherM211) is an emergency physician primarily but wears many hats: Medical School Leader, Teacher of Evidence-Based Medicine, Journal Editor, Epidemiologist, and Canadian National Board Examiner. I have been told that she is a budding meme expert. But beyond titles, she clearly leaves a lasting impression with her learners. Indeed, fourth year medical student Eve Purdy nominated her to be part of the series. Dr. Murray kindly shared [...]

I am Dr. Felix Ankel, VP for Health Professions Education at HealthPartners Institute: How I Work Smarter

By |Jan 18, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

It’s no coincidence that Dr. Felix Ankel (@felixankel) is Vice President for Health Professions Education at HealthPartners in Minneapolis. Dr. Ankel lives and breaths education and self-improvement. He has been active with CORD, SAEM, ACEP, ABEM, AAEM, among others. He is the recipient of the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for his contributions to medical education and his work in competency based learning. Today he was generous enough to take some time to share not only insights about the logistics of working smarter but also an approach to the mindset for success. […]

I am Dr. Nicholas Genes, pioneer in social media and clinical informatics: How I Work Smarter

By |Jan 11, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

There are early adopters of social media, clinical informatics, and educational technologies, and then there’s Dr. Nick Genes – a man wise beyond his years. Nick had one of the very first blogs in Emergency Medicine called Blogborygmi, which he started way back in 2003. Compare this with ALiEM which I started in 2009. So I am not surprised that he is working alongside the giants of EM, such as Professor Tintinalli in his role as a senior editor at Emergency Physicians Monthly, and doing amazing things in clinical informatics. Nick kindly has carved out some free time to share some of his tips [...]

I am Dr. Megan Ranney, Director of Brown’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation program: How I Work Smarter

By |Jan 4, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

If you at all are at all involved with public health or digital education, it is hard not to know of and admire Dr. Megan Ranney (@MeganRanney), who is the Director and Founder of Brown University’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation (EDHI) program. She also has written several fantastic ALiEM posts about the importance of public health and safety nets in the field of emergency medicine. In the How I Work Smarter post by Dr. Ryan Radecki (@EMLitOfNote), he tags Megan as someone from whom we should all learn as a role model in efficiency and … just getting things done. Megan [...]

I am Chris Nickson, co-creator of LITFL: How I Work Smarter

By |Dec 28, 2014|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

Unless you have been living under a rock, you undoubtedly have used a resource or participated in an event led by Chris Nickson. Chris is an emergency physician and intensivist, who has humbly amassed an impressive list of accomplishments in the community of FOAM, including co-creating Life in the Fast Lane, SMACC, iTeachEM, and The RAGE podcast to name a few. In fact, he wins the prize for the person tagged the most number of times by other How I Work Smarter contributors. Everyone certainly wants to know how he is able to get things done so efficiently. Here are Chris’ words of wisdom. [...]

I am Professor Simon Carley, co-creator of St. Emlyn’s blog: How I Work Smarter

By |Dec 21, 2014|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

Professor Simon Carley’s (@EMManchester) many roles and titles would not fit in the title of this post, and so I mentioned the St. Emlyn’s blog because this was how I first learned of Simon and his passionate dedication for education. As the co-creator of the St. Emlyn’s blog and podcast, Simon worked with a team of amazing contributors teaching about EM, critical care, and medical education. Fun fact: Simon starred in a Trick of the Trade video on Ring Removal on ALiEM that thus far has >1.8 million views! He has been incredibly successful in two contrasting careers – the worlds of online education and academia. He has published [...]

I am Eve Purdy, author of Manu et Corde blog: How I Work Smarter

By |Dec 14, 2014|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

Eve Purdy (@Purdy_Eve) is one of those rising stars in medical education, who “leads from the middle” in her role as a senior medical student at Queen’s University. She is already quite involved as a blogger at Manu et Corde, a Medical Student Editor at Boring EM, and as a part of the ALiEM Book Club team. I, along with many others, are eager to see what Eve has in store for the world of medical education in her early promising superstar career. Eve was tagged by Dr. Teresa Chan in a previous How I Work Smarter post and was kind enough [...]

Future of ALiEM: Need YOUR input

By |Dec 13, 2014|Categories: Life|Tags: |

The 2014 year has been amazing. As 2015 approaches, the ALiEM team has gotten quite reflective and thankful for the past amazing 12 months. We can track many things through Google Analytics, but there's nothing like hearing from our readership directly to help us shape the upcoming 12 months. There are many innovative plans in the works, and your input would be incredibly helpful to help us tailor our priorities to what YOU want. We are a volunteer organization, made up of passionate, early-adopting educators, who are asking for nothing more than YOUR valuable input. Please donate 1 minute of your time to fill out this quick survey. Once you submit your [...]