Sign up for the Wellness Think Tank newsletter

By |Dec 6, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

Many residencies and departments in medicine have started or are thinking about starting local wellness newsletters and handouts. In an effort to help reduce redundancy and facilitate more global information-sharing , the resident-driven ALiEM Wellness Think Tank has decided to launch our own email-based newsletter series. Periodically, we will send out a short article discussing personal wellness, tips for maintaining wellness in your professional life, and ideas to promote wellness within a residency program. Sign up below, and feel free to share with your colleagues. If you have ideas and suggestions for content, please feel free to contact us.   [...]

How to Cite Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs in a Publication

By |Nov 26, 2018|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

As medical education podcasts, videos, and blogs continue to grow in popularity it is crucial that we cite them correctly in traditional publications, specifically journal articles and textbook chapters. In a previous blog post, I described a format for citing these works on a CV. The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style is in its 10th edition, with the last update being published in 2007,1 largely before the tidal wave of “nontraditional” publications. Based on the AMA Manual of Style, how should we reference these digital publications? […]

I am Dr. Kelly Williamson, Assistant Residency Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Oct 14, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Kelly Williamson is an emergency physician and Assistant Residency Program Director from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago. Keeping active and eating right are core values when it come to Dr. Williamson’s wellness. When she’s not spending time in the clinical or academic setting, Dr. Williamson can be found running on the lakefront or spending time with her family. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

APPLY NOW: 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Program

By |Oct 11, 2018|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents anywhere in the world to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference May 14-16, 2019. […]

I am Dr. Julianna Jung, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 30, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Julianna Jung is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Johns Hopkins University. She shares an important story about a challenging case, and how its changed her outlook to be more compassionate for ourselves, colleagues, and patients. Carving out time to remain active, outdoors, and engaged in her outside interests are part of her formula for maintaining wellness. Learn more about how she stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Craig Newgard, EM Physician and Researcher: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 2, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Craig Newgard is an emergency physician from Portland, Oregon. When he is not in the ED, Dr. Newgard can be found on his mountain bike, conquering the unpredictable trails of his community. Although it can be challenging to incorporate a routine schedule into life as an emergency physician, he has found that it helps him achieve balance and avoid burnout. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Cynthia Griffin, Flight Physician: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Aug 19, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Cynthia Griffin is an emergency physician and flight physician from Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Griffin believes that laughter is the best medicine. When she’s not conquering the ED or saving lives in the sky, she can be found spending time with her family and her adorable chocolate lab. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

Approaching Wellness in the ED: A Conversation with Wellness Expert Dr. Shahina Braganza

By |Jul 23, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

The Wellness Think Tank created a podcast with wellness expert Dr. Shahina Braganza from the Gold Coast in Australia. Facilitated by Dr. Annahieta “AK” Kalantari and joined by EM residents Dr. Alecia Gende and Dr. Adrienne Taren, the conversation covers a broad range of topics including the concepts behind Emotional Contagion, Dr. Braganza’s published “oneED” program1, and the challenges of adopting wellness initiatives in the ED. We present the podcast and highlights below. […]

Confronting Stress Before and After High Acuity Shifts: A Discussion with Performance Psychologist Dr. Jason Brooks

By |Apr 30, 2018|Categories: Professional Development, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

It’s almost the end of your sixth shift in a row. You are trying to finish up notes when you hear an overhead page. You find yourself in the middle of a pediatric code that has a poor outcome and you have 5 minutes to spend with the family before being pulled into another patient’s room. You have no time to address the difficult case you just encountered. As an emergency physician, this may happen on a daily basis but some cases hit closer to home. How do you recover after these shifts, and how do you prepare for the [...]

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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Post-Paternity Leave Blues – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

By |Apr 13, 2018|Categories: MEdIC series, Wellness|

Our sixth case of season 5, The Case of the Post-Paternity Leave Blues, presented the scenario of an early-career attending physician anxious to return to clinical work after taking a 6-month paternity leave. If you haven’t had a chance yet, we urge you to check out the case and share your thoughts on this important topic! The MEdIC team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, John Eicken, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma), hosted an online discussion around the case over the last 2 weeks with insights from the ALiEM community. We are proud to present to you the curated [...]