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. […]

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I am Dr. Zafrina Poonja: How I Stay Healthy In EM

By |Apr 5, 2015|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Staying healthy should not be an option. As emergency physicians, it should be our mandate to stay healthy so that we can promote healthy living, optimize our ability to care for our patients, extend our careers, and be there for our families. However, modern life can be hectic and unpredictable. While we all desire an active and healthy lifestyle, maintaining one in practice can be difficult for physicians despite our extensive education and resources. 1 As emergency physicians we face the additional challenge of working a schedule that has been shown to have negative health implications. 2 […]

How I Work Smarter – Mapping It Out

By |Mar 29, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

How I Work Smarter Nominations (Jul 17, 2014-Mar 22, 2015) Today we are taking a break from our regularly schedule program and going meta. FOAM clearly helps break down borders, but sometimes, a look at a map really brings it home. These connections were launched when Dr. Michelle Lin tagged 3 people for their “How I Work Smarter” perspectives, who then each tagged 3 people, and so forth. We have had enough responders (37!) to keep this going for many months. This has cascaded and created a broad virtual international community of smart-working clinicians. Below are more close-up views of the US, [...]

I am Dr. Resa Lewiss, Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound at University of Colorado: How I Work Smarter

By |Mar 22, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

Today we are back with Dr. Resa Lewiss (@ultrasoundREL), ultrasound guru and pioneer. She has championed ultrasound via each of the three pillars of academics. She is a clinical master of ultrasound, has taught its use worldwide, and has published extensively on the topic. To top is all off, she has taken institutional leadership as the past President of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the current chair for the Ultrasound Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Plus, she has a TEDMed talk. Nominated by Dr. John Bailitz, Dr. Lewiss offers [...]

I am Dr. Rick Body, Research Director of the Manchester Emergency Medicine & Intensive Care Research Group: How I Work Smarter

By |Mar 15, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

This weeks post takes us back across the pond to Manchester, UK, with Dr. Rick Body (@richardbody). Dr. Body is known in the SoMe world for his contributions to the fantastic St. Emlyn’s blog and Best BETs, a great resource which summarizes research into clinically usable information. His academic focus has been on research in cardiovascular medicine and decision-making technology/biomarkers. He’s a National Institute for Health Research Postdoctoral Research Fellow (yup, he has a PhD) and also research director of the Manchester Emergency Medicine & Intensive Care Research Group (aka EMERGING), a 12 person group dedicated to Emergency Medicine and Critical [...]

I am Dr. Jesse Pines, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at George Washington University: How I Work Smarter

By |Mar 8, 2015|Categories: How I Work Smarter|

This week’s guest on the How I Work Smarter series is a master of efficiency and quality in the Emergency Department. Dr. Jesse Pines (@DrJessePines) is the principal investigator of UrgentMatters.org, a group dedicated to improving emergency care and hospital patient flow. He has the ear of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center and the National Quality Forum where, via policy, he’s helping to shape the future landscape of emergency care in the USA. While he has academically published extensively on health policy and workflow, he also takes the time to educate the public at large on the [...]