ALiEM Stands in Solidarity with Our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

By |Mar 26, 2021|Categories: Life, Public Health|

We at ALiEM wholeheartedly condemn the xenophobia, intolerance, and hate crimes directed towards Asians and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Recent events spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic are hurtful, “othering,” and simply unacceptable. Anti-Asian hate crimes across the country since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased 833% in 2020, compared to 2019, in cities across the United States [1]. This heart-breaking trend of violent assaults against individuals in the AAPI community is misguided and counter to the healing and building that our country direly needs as a result of the global pandemic. Last week’s shootings [+]

Teaching LGBTQ+ Health: 10 Clinical Pearls

By |Mar 23, 2021|Categories: CME, Public Health|

Are you confident in your skills when taking care of LGBTQ+ patients? Are you able to teach principles of LGBTQ+ health to trainees in your clinical practice and the classroom setting? Learners across the health professions demand improved LGBTQ+ health content and additional training opportunities in their schools’ curricula. However, most clinician educators received little, if any, training in LGBTQ+ health when they were students. 10 Clinical Pearls on Teaching About LGBTQ+ Health The following are some sneak-peak clinical pearls from the Teaching LGBTQ+ Health online course that just launched. This open access, interactive, CME course was published in conjunction [+]

How I Work Smarter: Molly Estes, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

By |Mar 12, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Efficiently Current mobile device iPhone 11 Pro Computer MacBook Air What is something you are working on now? This survey :) In seriousness, trying to complete a survey-based study on the effects of virtual rotations on the 2020-21 EM application cycle. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? This idea was generated by a subcommittee I am a part of through the Advising Students Committee in EM (ASCEM) through CORD. After brainstorming about the effects that the required conversion to virtual rotations might have had on this year's students applying into [+]

How I Work Smarter: Rodney Fullmer, DO, MBS

By |Feb 26, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Passionately Current mobile device Samsung Galaxy 9 (sorry not an apple/mac guy) Computer PC- Dell XPS What is something you are working on now? I am working on two very cool education projects right now within our ED. I am creating a new curriculum for our senior ED residents at Swedish called MastER's Class. The curriculum aims to prepare senior ED residents for life post-residency; looking at everything from contracts, litigation, finances, wellness, the business side of EM, job opportunities outside of the ED, and many more. Resident T-ED talks. Swedish ED [+]

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How I Work Smarter: Megan Stobart-Gallagher, DO

By |Feb 12, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Innovative Current mobile device Galaxy S10 Computer Lenovo Yoga (my 2nd one!) What is something you are working on now? I wish I could say something wonderfully innovative, but I am mostly just working on tying up numerous projects with our medical education fellows that resulted from the global shift to virtual learning. However, I have had a blast over the last few months building an asynchronous Toxicology curriculum with one of my fellows and a new EMS curriculum for our interns. My next project as chair of our clinical competency committee [+]

  • Jaime Hope

How I Work Smarter: Jaime Hope, MD

By |Jan 8, 2021|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Systematically Current mobile device iPhone 11 Computer Dual-monitor PC What is something you are working on now? An educational product to help elderly adults discover their risk factors for falls and use prevention strategies for fall prevention. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? Falls are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults, we see this daily on shifts. Helping them reduce trip hazards and improve balance, proprioception, and strength can make substantial reductions in falls. What’s your office workspace setup like? Dual monitors (lots of open tabs!!) [+]

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How I Work Smarter: Drew Kalnow, DO

By |Dec 30, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Conscientiousness Current mobile device iPhone X Computer MacBook Air What is something you are working on now? InSitu EM Simulation How did you come up with this Idea/Project? Identified the need to improve critical patient care in the ED. This project uses senior residents as resus leaders with the ED critical patient team in one of our ED resus bays. Through this, we improved team communication and understanding of work-flows while also identifying and addressing latent safety threats. What’s your office workspace setup like? Most of my work is done in my [+]

  • Alexandra Mannix

How I Work Smarter: Alexandra Mannix, MD

By |Dec 11, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? My work style is very Task-Oriented. I have a To-Do list that I regularly update and is always prioritized. Current mobile device iPhone Computer MacBook Pro (at home). We have PCs at work. What is something you are working on now? I’m currently working on a project looking at both gender and racial bias in the SLOE. This has been something I was interested in for a while, and it’s been really exciting to see the project take off. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? I have a gender research [+]

How I Stay Healthy in EM: Keith Henry

By |Oct 30, 2020|Categories: Healthy in EM, Life|

Image 1: Prepping for a shift! This month on our “How I stay Healthy” series, we’re featuring Dr. Keith Henry, director of medical student education at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Henry tells us about his pre-shift rituals, his on-shift prioritization schema, and his new favorite exercise tool! [+]

  • Geoff Comp

How I Work Smarter: Geoff Comp, DO

By |Oct 9, 2020|Categories: How I Work Smarter, Medical Education|

One word that best describes how you work? Deliberate Current mobile device iPhone 7 Computer MacBook Pro What is something you are working on now? I am working on a series of EM department recommendations for the treatment of various environmental conditions, including heat associated injury and hypothermia, with multiple residents interested in wilderness medicine. How did you come up with this Idea/Project? Like all great projects, these were developed while chatting about interests over beers! We reviewed current recommendations from various sources during a wilderness medicine interest group meeting and discovered the department does not have official guidelines [+]