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Making Remote Work “Work” for You and Your Organization

By |Mar 13, 2020|Categories: COVID19, How I Work Smarter, Life|Tags: , |

A 32-year-old male presents for evaluation of fever and mild dry cough. His vital signs are stable and within normal limits, he is in no respiratory distress, and he looks otherwise comfortable. He is a physician at a nearby emergency department and he notifies you that he just learned that he was just exposed to a Coronavirus positive patient. He had not been wearing personal protective equipment at that time. Your diagnosis? High risk for coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) Your management? If looking well, home quarantine. If possible, he’ll be doing remote work. […]

Winner of the 2020 ALiEM-EEM Fellowship Contest: Dr. Mark Ramzy

By |Jan 31, 2020|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

  After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship contest! Dr. Mark Ramzy from the Maimonides Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency program has won the blog post competition. A blinded ALiEM voting panel selected his winning post after carefully examining all of the excellent entries. We are thrilled to feature it today on the blog and look forward to meeting him in San Francisco in May at the 3-day event. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! Dr. Mark RamzyEmergency Medicine ResidentMaimonides Medical Center Emergency [...]

Peer Accountability: A Strategy for Maintaining Commitment to Personal and Professional Obligations

By |Jan 10, 2020|Categories: Professional Development, Wellness|

There are a number of personal attributes characterizing the professional identity of “physician.” We are dedicated to patients, committed to lifelong learning, and responsible for a variety of other professional obligations. Each requires physicians to be highly accountable – obligated or willing to accept responsibility for one’s actions. In this post we present examples of how we’ve adopted peer accountability as a strategy to help us with the myriad responsibilities and obligations at the heart of our profession. Just in time for the New Year – we challenge each of our readers to consider finding an “accountability partner” in 2020! [...]

Is Digital Attendance Enough?

By |Nov 22, 2019|Categories: Academic, Incubators, Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Many medical schools have responded to student requests and begun to record and stream didactic lectures.  Students report watching these lectures can be more convenient and allow them to personalize the time, location, and speed to their specific needs. Meanwhile, faculty are freed up from giving the same Powerpoint lecture every semester and schools can highlight their “digital presence.” It seems to be a win on all sides, except when you look at the outcomes. […]

APPLY NOW: 2020 Essentials of Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship Program

By |Nov 5, 2019|Categories: Academic, Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The 2020 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2020, 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 21-23, 2020. […]

Beyond the Abstract | Resident Motivations and Experiences in Listening to Educational Podcasts

By |Sep 27, 2019|Categories: Beyond the Abstract, Research, Social Media & Tech|

Podcasts are all the rage these days, and it is not surprising that some residents spend more time with podcasts than any other educational resource.​1–3​ But why? And how do podcasts fit with other forms of learning, like lectures, textbooks, and clinical teaching? In our recent article published in Academic Medicine, we explored these questions. Using qualitative interviews and analysis, we identified 3 overarching themes that shed light on residents’ podcast listening behaviors and the tensions with which listeners wrestled.​4​ […]

National Physician Suicide Awareness Day 2019

By |Sep 17, 2019|Categories: Life, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|Tags: , |

To address the growing issue of physician suicide, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), in collaboration with AAEM, ACEP, ACOEP, EMRA, RSA, RSO and SAEM, annually join forces to help highlight the issues and drive change.  At ALiEM Wellness Think Tank, we tackle resident issues such as preventing suicide and burnout, enhancing resilience, and promoting overall quality of life. Suicide is an important topic that affects our physicians and the future of our specialty. We advocate a culture of support, transparency and openness. If you, or someone you know is exhibiting signs of depression or suicidal ideation, please [...]

ALiEM 2019 Gram Rounds Winner

By |Aug 14, 2019|Categories: Social Media & Tech, Wellness|

Last month, ALiEM launched a one-of-a-kind social media contest on Instagram to find the most innovative emergency medicine residency education program. Dozens of residency programs from around the country shared incredible didactic, simulation and wellness initiatives. At the end of our contest period, one residency program stood out from the rest. Join us in congratulating the winner of ALiEM 'Gram' Rounds 2019: Loma Linda Emergency Medicine We were impressed with Loma Linda's novel approach to simulation and ability to disseminate practical clinical pearls. Be sure to visit our Instagram page @aliemteam, and check out story highlights to see all contest [...]

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ALiEM “Gram” Rounds | Contest Announcement!

By |Jun 25, 2019|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

In January of 2019, ALiEM was able to continue leveraging the power of social media by delivering high quality educational content to Instagram. We love your enthusiasm for our weekly #TrickoftheTradeTuesday posts and hope you check out our content if you haven’t visited yet. It has been inspiring to follow the many residency programs who have a presence on Instagram, and so we’ve come up with a way to try and help you disseminate all of your hard work. Read on to learn more about the ALiEM “Gram” Rounds! […]

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2019-20 Wellness Think Tank: Open call for 30 passionate EM residents focused on physician wellness

By |May 18, 2019|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

We are thrilled to announce the open call for the fourth class of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank. Every year has a different ambitious focus and this upcoming year is no different. We are lead by a 4-person powerhouse team (Dr. Simiao Li-Sauerwine, Dr. Sarah Mott, Dr. Katie Rebillot, and Dr. Sneha Shah). Want to learn more about it? Think you have what it takes to make the 30-member cut? Membership is free, if invited. Applications are due June 14, 2019. Read all about it and apply on the Wellness Think Tank home page. UPDATE: Deadline extended to July 15, [...]