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! [+]

26 Best Wellness Apps for Emergency Physicians | A Wellness Think Tank Initiative

By |Sep 8, 2017|Categories: Social Media & Tech, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

If you have spent any time working in an emergency department in the last 10 years, you have undoubtedly come across a conversation about wellness and burnout in medicine. Despite increasing awareness, the data is bleak: Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians experience burnout more than any other specialty.1 As we consider that EM was the second most popular Match in 2017, it’s important to focus on collaborative efforts and ensure that the increasing number of EM trainees does not lead to a generation of burned out EM providers.2 [+]

Announcing a Crowdsourced Wellness Initiatives Database for EM Residency Programs

By |Aug 30, 2017|Categories: Social Media & Tech, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” – Plato The rigors of post-graduate training can strain even the most stoic of residents – the next task, the next project, the next shift. These reduce our resiliency to stressful situations. The likelihood is that your program has worked very hard to develop new and innovative initiatives to improve resident wellness and resiliency. And chances are, they have done this in-house. It takes tremendous efforts, however, to create and revise the efforts. In this digital age of social media, this siloed approach no longer is necessary because programs can [+]

I am Dr. Chaiya Laoteppitaks, Assistant Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Aug 27, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Chaiya Laoteppitaks is an emergency physician practicing in Philadelphia. When he’s not busy with his Assistant Program Director duties at Einstein Medical Center, he can be found mastering the art of cooking for his family and friends. Planning his days and weeks, ensures that he maintains his balance, and makes time for his wellness and family too! Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! [+]