Winner of the 2019 ALiEM-EEM Fellowship Contest: Dr. Tim Montrief

By |Jan 31, 2019|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship contest! Dr. Tim Montrief from the Jackson Memorial/University of Miami Emergency Medicine residency program has won the blog post competition. A blinded EEM voting panel with input from ALiEM selected his winning post: Trick of the Trade: Bubble Study for Confirmation of Central Line Placement. We are thrilled to feature it today on the blog and look forward to meeting him in Las Vegas in May at the 3-day event. This weekend, we will also feature 2 other excellent [...]

Influenza Update: IDSA 2018 Guidelines Detailed Review

By |Jan 28, 2019|Categories: Guideline Review, Infectious Disease, Public Health|

Symptomatic influenza A and B infections cause worldwide morbidity and mortality every year. Annual vaccination remains the greatest prophylactic measure, but the vaccine is not 100% effective due to mismatch between the circulating and vaccine virus strains. Although most individuals will recover from influenza without incident, some specific patient populations are at high risk for severe complications. The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) recently updated their clinical practice guidelines.1 We review these key updates, including recommendations on who to test, treat, and provide chemoprophylaxis. […]

Post It Pearls initiative is moving from Twitter to Instagram

By |Jan 16, 2019|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

My 2017 new year’s resolution was to create brief educational pearls on shift called Post It Pearls, which I published to Twitter. I have increasingly noticed that many of my target learners are not on Twitter. They are, however, on Instagram. So this year’s resolution is to test out how whether Post It Pearls would reach more learners and thus be more impactful on my Instagram account (@MichelleLinMD). […]

Instagram: The next frontier for ALiEM in digital education

By |Jan 15, 2019|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

For almost a decade, ALiEM has been on the forefront of digital education in emergency medicine. By leveraging the power of social media, we have been able to provide quality teaching pearls to our learners. Although we have helped to pioneer FOAMEd on Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed our absence in your Instagram feed. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of @aliemteam on Instagram. Alongside travel photos, puppy videos, and hilarious memes, look forward to bite-sized educational morsels and a behind-the-scenes look at ALiEM. We can’t wait to share with you some of our weekly features. [...]

I am Dr. Christine Kulstad, Co-Clerkship Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Dec 16, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Christine Kulstad is an emergency physician and Emergency Medicine Co-Clerkship Director at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. She maintains a sense of balance  by keeping fit, eating right, and making time for her family and friends. Her advice on staying focused is something we could all try. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! […]

Submit an abstract to give a national talk: Resident Wellness Innovation Plenary Session

By |Dec 7, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

On behalf of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank (WTT), we are thrilled to announce our partnership again with Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM). On May 13, 2019 during the WTT Resident Wellness Day (an EEM preday event featuring acclaimed author Dr. James Dahle of White Coat Investor fame), we also will launch the first-ever Wellness Innovation Plenary Session focusing on residency-level initiatives. This is your chance, as a resident, to give an oral presentation at a national conference. Deadline: January 7, 2019. […]

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. […]