I am Dr. Haney Mallemat, ED Intensivist and Lecturer on the Go: How I Travel Smarter

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

Dear productivity aficionados, today we have a special treat. Dr. Haney Mallemat (@CriticalCareNow) is our guest. However, he has decided to go rogue and approached ‘how to work smarter’ from a very different angle. We are thrilled he did. Dr. Mallemat is a rising star in the world of critical care and emergency medicine. He started off by securing board certifications in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Echocardiography. Now, only 5 years out of his Critical Care fellowship, Dr. Mallemat already has a place among the FOAM greats and a position as Assistant Professor at University of Maryland. [...]

I am Dr. Deborah Diercks, Professor and Department Chair at UT Southwestern: How I Work Smarter

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

Over the last 50 years, the rates of women graduating from medical school have increased leaps and bounds, from women representing 7% of US graduates in the 1960s to ~47% in the 2010s.1 The How I Work Smarter Series has had an appreciable yet still unbalanced number of women participants, with slightly more than 35% of posts from women leaders. However, in the top echelon of medicine, women are still dramatically under represented. According to AAMC, only 15% of department chairs are women.2 Dr. Deborah Diercks is one of these 15%. As the newly appointed Chair of UT Southwestern Emergency Department, [...]

ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator: Mentoring the Future Leaders in EM

By |Feb 18, 2015|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

We at ALiEM are incredibly excited to publicly announce the 2015-16 ALiEM Chief Resident (CR) Incubator. Every single year, I have seen Chief Residents struggle with their new role as a near-peer leader in the residency program. Because Chief Residents are generally high-functioning individuals, they usually figure it out as the year progresses. Why is it that we can’t we do better and prepare them for what is to come? […]

I am Dr. John Bailitz, Director of Ultrasound and Collaborative Research at Cook County: How I Work Smarter

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

As the “How I Work Smarter” series matures, certain patterns emerge. One clear trend is that ultrasonographers have been present front and center. Today’s installment continue the course with Dr. John Bailitz (@AllInCoachMD) up at bat. Dr. Bailitz is an example to follow for future thinking EM clinician-academicians. While he has mastered the traditional avenues of academics via course leadership, publications, and national presentations, he has also embraced digital scholarship. He is the Chair of ACEP Online Education Subcommittee, blogs at How2TrainHeroes, and is on the organizing committee for SMACC 2015. He generously accepted Chris Nickson’s invitation to share his wisdom [...]

I am Dr. Christopher Doty, Program Director and World Class Educator: How I Work Smarter

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

Dr. Christopher Doty (@PoppasPearls) is a dedicated educator who has helped train countless emergency physicians across two different top academic hospitals, SUNY-Downstate and currently the University of Kentucky. His efforts have earned him the Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award and the position of Vice Chair for Education at the University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine. Oh, and also he can dance! In this How I Work Smarter series, Dr. Doty graciously accepted the nomination by Dr. Mike Stone to share how his approach to life management. […]

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 [...]