• Google Hangout

G-Advising: Using Google Hangout to advise medical students

By |Oct 26, 2011|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

Get an advisor. Don’t try to navigate medical school and residency on your own. This is key especially during medical school as you try to get through and around the mounds of reading, paperwork, options, and pitfalls. If you are interested in Emergency Medicine (EM) as a career, that means getting one or several great EM advisors. Don’t rely on non-EM faculty to give you any insight into EM. Inevitably, I have found that they give incomplete or slightly skewed perspectives about the pros and cons of EM. […]

  • Old school New school

Brief survey: Need your help with my promotions!

By |Sep 7, 2011|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

With all of the advances in technology and social media, the “old school” world of traditional academia doesn’t know what to do with medical professionals who incorporate technologies into their educational practices. To justify these past 2 years of blogging during my free time, I wanted to collect data on who my readers are and the impact of my blog (if any). I could sure use a few minutes of your time and input to help with my promotions process. Let’s push traditional academia to change with the times. Thanks a bunch. […]

  • Tuesday Friday

The future of the ALiEM blog

By |Aug 15, 2011|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

  It has been over 2 years now that my guest bloggers and I write blog posts 5 days a week. The process of writing, maintaining, and collaborating on ideas for the blog has completely changed my career. It has opened new doors, introduced me to new colleagues and friends worldwide, and clarified the direction of my career. Now as I find myself involved with more projects, I need to re-structure my time (unless someone can find me an extra hour a day to work). It was a good run though. Honestly, I’m surprised that I maintained this pace for [...]

TED Video: A lesson from spaghetti sauce on appreciating diversity

By |Aug 11, 2011|Categories: Life|Tags: , |

One size does not fit all. This is the crux of Malcolm Gladwell’s 18-minute talk. He gave this talk just before his book “Blink” went huge. He makes an eloquent argument for the nature of choice and happiness. There is no one perfect spaghetti sauce that fits everyone. There is no one perfect Pepsi which everyone likes. […]

  • Guest Blogger

New guest blogger: Dr. Hans Rosenberg

By |Jul 29, 2011|Categories: Life|

Let's make it official. Dr. Hans Rosenberg has been contributing great content for this site. We're honored to have him officially join our blogging team! Dr. Rosenberg did his residency at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 2009.  He now works at the Ottawa Hospital Emergency Department as a Consultant Staff Physician and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.  His interests in medical education are specifically related to our interaction with technology and how we use it to learn, educate and improve our practice of Emergency Medicine.

Social media in academia: Why do it?

By |Jun 9, 2011|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

“Why would I want to participate in Twitter and social media?” This is a common question that I get from my fellow emergency physicians. They think that social media applications are for people who have nothing better to do than to read/write about trivial personal opinions. […]

Internet CME: EMedHome.com

By |Jun 2, 2011|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Two weeks before renewing your license, you realize that you’re short 7 CME credits. Uh-oh…what to do now? Unfortunately, not enough time to go to a conference. Reading always gets boring after a while. Lie on your renewal application (NOT!)? If only there was a one-stop method of getting a variety of CME to keep you interested. […]

  • Gold Cup Trophy

First annual Medical Apps Awards: Vote now

By |Apr 19, 2011|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

  The polls for the first annual Medical Apps Awards is now open. Voting closes April 21, 2011 @ 12:00 AM EST. General instructions (you can win various prizes) Go directly to the polls There are 3 categories that you can vote on: 1. Best Medical App for Healthcare Professionals MediBabble - a medical translation tool Doximity - a professional networking tool Medscape - comprehensive guide to drugs, interactions, diseases, & procedures Epocrates - comprehensive guide to drugs, interactions, identifying pills, & calculators DrChrono - the first EMR for the ipad 2. Best Medical App for Patients iHealth BPM w/ [...]

What’s your perfect idea for a medical app?

By |Mar 31, 2011|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

The American Medical Association (AMA) is harnassing the innovative power of the people in its “AMA App Challenge”. What do you think would be the perfect app for medical students, residents, and/or practicing physicians in their day-to-day life? This challenge is the perfect opportunity for all those with great app ideas but are too busy (or lazy) to do the technical, legal, and business groundwork to make the idea a reality. The down side is that once you submit the idea, AMA has full proprietary ownership of it. […]