Call to EM residents: Apply to join the 2018 Wellness Think Tank

By |Jan 15, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

This is a call to action for residents who have the creativity and passion to make life better for all trainees. The 2017 Wellness Think Tank survey of more than 1,500 EM residents found that, on average, 15 out of every 16 residents are struggling with burnout. It’s time to change that! We are looking for motivated residents to be a part of a one-of-a-kind grassroots movement to create a better and more sustainable culture within Emergency Medicine. Apply to join the 2018 Wellness Think Tank today! […]

I am Dr. Jennifer Stahl, EM and Critical Care Physician: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jan 7, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Jennifer Stahl is an emergency and critical care physician from North Carolina. Despite juggling busy ED and ICU schedules, Dr. Stahl finds ways to stay active and spend time with her family and friends. From eating well, to practicing reflection and mindfulness, Dr. Stahl has more than a few tips on wellness. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

ALiEM Book Club: Medical Apartheid

By |Jan 5, 2018|Categories: Book Club, Public Health|

Rallies by white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA and the subsequent milquetoast response from the White House shocked many Americans. These events invoked a national discussion about how many of our public monuments, built to celebrate triumphs and critical moments from our country’s past, can also exhibit appalling acts of malevolence and cruelty, treatment that today is unacceptable. Similarly, our understanding of medical history has evolved. While many of us are aware of particular atrocities, such as the Tuskegee study or the nonconsensual obtaining of Hela cells from Henrietta Lacks, these stories are by no means isolated, and there are times in [...]

I am Dr. Megan Stobart-Gallagher, Assistant Residency Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Dec 10, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Megan Stobart-Gallagher is an emergency physician from Philadelphia. She balances multiple roles outside the ED: Undergraduate Medical Director, Assistant Residency Director, and best of all, Mom. Staying active and spending time with family helps Dr. Stobart-Gallagher stay centered and appreciate why she pursued EM in the first place. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

ALiEM Awards 2017: Congratulations to Our Winners!

By |Dec 4, 2017|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ALiEM Awards! We reviewed some truly incredible submissions in all 3 categories – all were high caliber! Ultimately, we felt that the winners best represent the true spirit of medical education and digital innovation. Thanks to all who continue to contribute to medical education! We are inspired by each of you. […]

I am Dr. Resa Lewiss, Ultrasound Guru: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Dec 3, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Resa Lewiss is Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Visiting Professor of EM at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. An espresso aficionado, when she is not working in the department, she is often teaching ultrasound. Dr. Lewiss keeps herself centered with a list of “essentials.” Check these out and how she stays healthy in EM! […]

APPLY NOW: 2018 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Program

By |Oct 10, 2017|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2018, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees, and will once again be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas! Led by Dr. Paul Jhun, conference organizers are offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents anywhere in the world to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference May 15-17, 2018. […]

I am Dr. Wendy Lau, Meditation Teacher: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Oct 8, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Wendy Lau is an emergency physician working in New York and Maine. When she’s not doing locums in the ED, Dr. Lau can be found teaching her other passion – meditation. Dr. Lau’s outlook on tackling new activities and challenges is inspiring. If you ever wanted to know more about meditation, keep reading! Here is how she stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Liz Crowe, Advanced Clinical Social Worker: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 17, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Our work isn’t easy, but it would be impossible without the help of our colleagues. It’s time for our second post on How Our ED Colleagues Stay Healthy in EM! Liz Crowe is an Advanced Clinical Social Worker from Brisbane, Australia. She is no stranger to the FOAMed world, and her electric personality is infectious. Always laughing, always trying to make others smile, that’s just how she rolls. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Linda Regan, EM Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 10, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Linda Regan is an emergency physician from Baltimore, Maryland. When she’s not on shift, she can be found taking care of her residents and colleagues, always placing others before herself. Dr. Regan’s holistic approach to her career and everyday life is something for all of us to emulate! When she’s not occupied with one of her many jobs, she can be found enjoying time with family and friends. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]