MEdIC Series: The Case of the Post-Paternity Leave Blues

By |Mar 30, 2018|Categories: MEdIC series, Wellness|

Welcome to season 5, episode 6 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Eve Purdy, Alkarim Velji, and Brent Thoma) is pleased to welcome you to our online community of practice where we discuss the practice of academic medicine! This month, we present a case of a young attending physician anxious to return to clinical work after taking a 6-month paternity leave. Check out the case and join the conversation in the comments section! We’d love to hear your thoughts on this important topic! […]

3rd Annual Emergency Medicine Wellness Week | 2018 Highlights

By |Mar 16, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

We are set to wrap-up the 3rd Annual Emergency Medicine Wellness Week. The ALiEM Wellness Think Tank (WTT) collaborated with CanadiEM, ACEP, and the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) to encourage participation from EDs across North America and around the world. Many of you shared your individual and group successes, which have helped to build collective wellness across the specialty. We are proud to present some of the Wellness Week highlights, and remain hugely motivated to participate in this important movement! When you’re done reading, be sure to welcome today’s newly matched EM interns with the hashtag #WelcometoEM! […]

Resilience in EM Despite Litigation: An Interview with Dr. Gita Pensa

By |Mar 15, 2018|Categories: Medicolegal, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

You have just signed out from one of the best shifts in your career. You feel like you were born to do this! You’re a great EM doctor! Then, you spot him, a man in a dark suit making eye contact as you walk through the lobby towards the exit. He stops and asks, “Are you Dr. About-to-get Sued?” Being named in a malpractice lawsuit is a potentially devastating, frequently unmentioned, and yet rather common event in EM. Providers may find themselves feeling isolated and ashamed, questioning their career choice regardless of the trial outcome. Members of the ALiEM Wellness [...]

3rd Annual Emergency Medicine Wellness Week | March 11-17, 2018

By |Mar 12, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

In 2016, Emergency Medicine led the national charge to promote physical, mental, and emotional health of physicians. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) promoted the first EM Wellness Week, with the goal of reminding EPs and colleagues to take time to care for themselves. This initiative continues to expand and impact EPs across the country. Last year, The ALiEM Wellness Think Tank joined forces with CanadiEM, ACEP, and Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP). This year, we hope to raise the bar. The ALiEM Wellness Think Tank is inviting residents from ALL programs to participate in daily challenges related to wellness, and [...]

I am Dr. Elise Lovell, EM Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Mar 11, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Elise Lovell is an EP and the EM Residency Program Director at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago. She maintains her wellness by staying active, spending time with her supports, and loving her job. When she isn’t working clinically or leading her residency program, you can find her clearing her mind with a quick run. She’s onto something with her philosophy on work-life integration! Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. David Wald, Assistant Dean of Clinical Simulation: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Feb 25, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. David Wald is an EP and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University. When he’s not in the Department, you can find him out on the water, getting in another paddle. His gold medal wins highlight his commitment, skill, and passion for Dragon Boat racing! Not only does he keep physically fit, but he has figured out how to maintain a sense of balance while juggling several roles in and outside the hospital. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Noah Kaufman, American Ninja Warrior: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Feb 11, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Noah Kaufman is an emergency physician from Fort Collins, CO, who you may have spotted on a recent TV episode of American Ninja Warrior. We could not have thought of a better exemplar guest to share some insights on this Healthy in EM series. Spoiler alert: Staying active, living the adventure, and laughing as much as possible are a few key secrets on how Dr. Kaufman keeps well. Here is how he stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Christopher Hicks, Simulation/Resuscitation Fellowship Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Feb 3, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Christopher Hicks, is an emergency physician from Toronto, Canada. For Dr. Hicks, staying well is worked into every element of his day. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with loved ones, and keeping active. His strategies for keeping mentally in check and being academically happy are something you’ll definitely not want to miss! Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Evelyn Kim, EM Physician & Assistant Professor: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jan 28, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Evelyn Kim is an emergency physician from Portland, Oregon. When she is not busy in the ED, she can be found spending time outdoors, getting in a run or bike ride. For Dr. Kim, staying well means keeping this simple and sticking to your priorities. Her constant reflection on her daily work is something we could all learn from! Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

Citing Audio and Video Publications on Your CV

By |Jan 18, 2018|Categories: Professional Development, Social Media & Tech|

Medical education is changing and so too are the types of publications with high impact. No longer do we live in a world where traditional journal publications are the only meaningful contribution to academia and to our specialty. The “non-traditional” publications include podcasts, educational videos, and blog posts. Just like journal articles, these can be done very well with thorough research, attention to detail, and even peer review. They can have broad reach, inspire change, and initiate conversation. […]