Welcome new ALiEM-CORD Fellow Dr. Sameed Shaikh

By |Jun 25, 2014|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

It is with great pleasure that announce our inaugural 2014-15 ALiEM-CORD Fellow for Social Media and Digital Scholarship, Dr. Sameed Shaikh, from Sinai-Grace Emergency Medicine Residency Program/Detroit Medical Center. As a PGY-2, he already has an impressive multimedia skill set, including website design, video editing, photography, and electronic music composition. He is currently using his skills for good rather than evil at his residency program to match medical education and medicine in general with currently available technological solutions. […]

ALiEM Hiatus

By |Jun 16, 2014|Categories: Life|

We are undergoing some server upgrades before our two fellowships begin on July 1. Let's all cross our fingers and toes that we can move the 1,000+ posts and database safely over to a faster and more reliable server! Will hopefully be back in a week.

MED STUDENTS: The ALiEM-EMRA Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellowship

By |May 13, 2014|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

HOT OFF THE PRESS!  We would like to announce a great opportunity for U.S. MEDICAL STUDENTS. In collaboration with the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA), we at ALiEM are launching the 2014-2015 ALiEM-EMRA Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellowship for medical students! This is in parallel to the just-announced similar ALiEM-CORD fellowship for EM residents, except that this is for U.S. medical students, who are members of EMRA. The application process for this virtual fellowship is open as of right now. […]

Slide Redesign Competition Winners: International Teaching Course 2014

By |May 13, 2014|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The International Teaching Course, now held twice annually in Baltimore, has a recurring Slide Redesign workshop and competition. Taught by Dr. Stacey Poznanski, this workshop addressed many of the widespread pitfalls which cause “death by powerpoint”. Here are the winners from the workshop competition, illustrating great examples based on Mayer’s multimedia learning theories. The examples below show the before and after slides. Congratulations to the winner, Badria Alhatali, and the close co-runners up, Nadia Awad and Kris Maday! […]

Announcing the ALiEM-CORD Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellowship

By |May 5, 2014|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: , |

We very are excited to announce an innovative, joint initiative with CORD (Council of EM Residency Directors) in launching the 2014-2015 ALiEM-CORD Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellowship! The application process for this virtual fellowship is open as of right now to U.S. Emergency Medicine residents. […]

Basics of Blogging at 2014 CORD Academic Assembly

By |Apr 8, 2014|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

Turns out New Orleans is a fantastic city, not just for the food and culture, but also as a setting for the 25th anniversary year of the Council of Residency Directors Academic Assembly conference (CORD). The ALiEM crew was on hand to help teach a pre-conference workshop called #DontGetLeftBehind: FOAMed and Social Media for EM Educators, dedicated to learning tricks of the trade of the different modalities of social media for medical education. Naturally we focused our section on blogging. Rather than let all that information go to waste, we have shared our work in this post in the true spirit of [...]

Conference Tweeting: Do not start tweet with @ symbol

By |Mar 30, 2014|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

In the last two years, live tweeting from medical and education conferences has become mainstream. What better way to stay up-to-date with what is being taught around the globe! Pioneers like Dr. David Marcus (@EMIMDoc) even archive all of the conferences with hashtags, Twitter handles, and topic focus on his EM IM Doc blog.  […]

Creating an EM website dedicated to images: Things to consider

By |Mar 8, 2014|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The folks at SUNY Downstate Emergency Medicine program have been hard at work contributing to the field of #FOAMed over the last few years (ClinicalMonster.com). Dr. Mark Silverberg, the program’s Associate Residency Director, has also been busy with an EKG website featuring 100 interpreted EKGs. And now he’s busy at it again, introducing the newest contribution to EM – an online visual atlas: www.kchemimage.wordpress.com. While the website is still in development, I wanted to discuss further with Dr. Silverberg the nuances of obtaining images and creating an EM website with it. […]

EM Clinical Decision Rules iBook

By |Mar 2, 2014|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

As educational content, which was traditionally published in the form of textbooks, get repurposed into blog posts, podcasts, and videos, iBooks have been a bit slower to take hold. They can replace print textbooks, if done from a thoughtful design-based approach such as by Drs. Matthew Dawson and Mike Mallin in their Introduction to EM Ultrasound (volume 1 and 2) iBooks. Here’s another iBook entitled “EM Clinical Decision Rules” involving pulmonary embolism (PE) and minor head trauma by Drs. Shannon McNamara, Christine Knettel, and David Wald. […]