MEdIC: Medical Education In Cases

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Inspired by the Harvard Business Review Cases and led by Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) and Dr. Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma), the MEdIC Series puts difficult medical education cases under a microscope. On the fourth Friday of the month we will pose a challenging hypothetical dilemma, moderate a discussion on potential approaches, and recruit medical education experts to provide “Gold Standard” responses. Cases and responses will be made available for download in pdf format – feel free to use them!

Our Purpose

The purpose of the MEdIC series is to create resources that allow you to engage in ‘guerrilla’ faculty development – enticing and engaging individuals who might not have time to attend faculty development workshops to think about challenging cases in medical education. We hope to support our readership’s development by creating Expert Peer Reviewed content featuring prominent thinkers in emergency medicine (and beyond) on key topics.

Want to Submit a Case?

If you’re a medical educator with a pedagogical problem, we want to get you a MEdiC. Send us your most difficult dilemmas (contact us) and help the rest of us to bring our teaching game to the next level.

Click here for the Case Author Guidelines.

Season Five Cases (2017-2018)

Case 5.1:  The Case of the Discriminatory Patient      Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.2:  The Case of the Difficult Debrief      Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.3:  The Case of the M&M Shame Game      Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.4:  The Case of the Technology-Challenged Academic      Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.5:  The Case of the Night Shift Stimulants     Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.6:  The Case of the Post-Paternity Leave Blues      Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.7:  The Case of the Orphaned Patient      Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.8:  The Case of the Case of the Overwhelmed Senior       Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 5.9:  The Case of the Medication Mishap      Case Post    Wrap Up Post    PDF Link

Season Four Cases (2016-2017)

Case 4.1:  The Case of the Cognitive Overload        Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 4.2:  The Case of the Overly Attentive Attending      Case Post     Wrap Up Post    PDF Link
Case 4.3:  The Case of the Fatiguing Fourth Year        Case Post     Wrap Up Post      PDF Link
Case 4.4:  The Case of the Resident At Risk    Case Post     Wrap Up Post      PDF Link
Case 4.5:  The Case of Shifting Expectations    Case Post     Wrap Up Post      PDF Link
Case 4.6: The Case of the Lazy Learners     Case Post     Wrap Up Post      PDF Link
Case 4.7: The Case of the Solo Senior    Case Post     Wrap Up Post      PDF Link
Case 4.8: The Case of the Failure to Fail    Case Post     Wrap Up Post      PDF Link
Case 4.9: The Case of the Competency Conundrum    Case Post     Wrap Up Post      PDF Link

Season Three Cases (2015-2016)

Case Original Post Wrap Up Post PDF link
Case 3.1: The Case of the FOAM promotion Link Link PDF
Case 3.2: The Case of the Patient with a No Learner Policy Link Link PDF
Case 3.3: The Case of the Cackling Consulting Resident Link Link PDF
Case 3.4: The Case of the Awkward Assessors Link Link PDF
Case 3.5: The Case of the Catastrophic Classroom Link Link PDF
Case 3.6: The Case of the Pimping Physician Link Link PDF
Case 3.7 : The Case of the Fibbing First Year Link Link PDF
Case 3.8 : The Case of the Terrible Code Link Link PDF
Case 3.9: The Case of the Honorary Authorship Link Link PDF

Season Two Cases (2014-2015)

Case Original Post Wrap Up Post PDF link
Case 2.: The Case of the Backroom Blunder Link Link PDF
Case 2.: The Case of the Debriefing Debacle Link Link PDF
Case 2.: The Case of the Ebola Outbreak Ethics Link Link PDF
Case 2.: The Case of the Late Letter Link Link PDF
Case 2.: The Case of Breaking Bad News Badly Link Link PDF
Case 2.6: The Case of the Returning Traveller Link Link PDF
Case 2.7: The Case of the Financial Fiasco Link Link PDF
Case 2.8: The Case of the FOAM Faux Pas Link Link PDF
Case 2.9: The Case of the Flirtatious Patient Link Link PDF
Case 2.1: The Case of the Unseasoned Senior Link Link PDF

Season One Cases (2013-2014)

Case Original Post Wrap Up Post PDF link
Case 1.1: The Case of the Difficult Consult Link Link PDF
Case 1.2: The Case of the Facebook Faceplant Link Link PDF
Case 1.3: The Case of the Woman in White Link Link PDF
Case 1.4: The Case of the New Job Negotiations Link Link PDF
Case 1.5: The Case of the Magnificent Mentor Link Link PDF
Case 1.6: The Case of the Terrible Teammate Link Link PDF
Case 1.7: The Case of the Culture Clash Link Link PDF
Case 1.8: The Case of the Not-so-Humorous Humerus Link Link PDF
Case 1.9: The Case of the Unexpected Outcome Link Link PDF
Case 1.10: The Case of the Exasperated Educator Link Link PDF
Case 1.11: The Case of the Justified Junior Link Link PDF
Case 1.12: The Case of the Absentee Audience Link Link PDF

Free e-Books: MEdIC Compilations for Seasons 1-4

Check out the free books available for this and more for the ALiEM MEdIC series in the ALiEM Library.

 

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MEdIC News

March 18, 2015 – We are excited to announce that the first ALiEM medical education paper on the ALiEM MEdIC series is now out! Congratulations to Drs. Teresa Chan, Brent Thoma, and Michelle Lin of the MedEdLIFE Research Collaborative for engaging in this form of educational scholarship. Archiving #FOAMed within traditional scholarly avenues such as the prominent journal Academic Medicine is an important step in helping the FOAM community gain academic recognition, and we are happy that some of our ALiEM team have stepped up to help with this.

Chan TM, Thoma B, Lin M. Creating, Curating, and Sharing Online Faculty Development Resources. Academic Medicine. 2015;90(6):785-789. doi: 10.1097/acm.0000000000000692

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We are very proud to announce that the ALiEM MEdIC series was selected as a “Top Five What Works” abstract and will be presented from the podium at the International Conference on Residency Education in 2014. Dr. Teresa Chan will represent the ALiEM Team.

On October 25, 2014, Dr. Chan presented the first ALiEM Press production the ALiEM MEdIC E-Book.

Meet Our Team

Series Editors

Tamara McColl, MD FRCPC

Tamara McColl, MD FRCPC

Associate Editor, ALiEM MEdIC Series
Emergency Physician, St. Boniface Hospital, WRHA
Academic Lead, Educational Scholarship
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Manitoba
Teresa Chan, MD
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Ontario, Canada + Teresa Chan
Teresa Chan, MD

@TChanMD

ERDoc. #meded #FOAMed Own views expressed. Contributor to @ALiEMteam, @WeAreCanadiEM, ICE Blog, #FeminEM. @MedEdLIFE founder. Works @McMasterU & @HamHealthSci

Assistant Editors

S. Luckett-Gatopoulos, MD MSc

S. Luckett-Gatopoulos, MD MSc

Emergency Medicine resident
McMaster University
Junior Resident Editor, BoringEM.org
S. Luckett-Gatopoulos, MD MSc

@SLuckettG

I’m getting older faster than my dreams are getting accomplished. EM Physician @WesternUEmerg. PEM Physician @mch_childrens. She/Her. #FOAMed #NarrativeMedicine
Eve Purdy, BHSc MD

Eve Purdy, BHSc MD

Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Student editor at BoringEM.org
Founder of manuetcorde.org
Eve Purdy, BHSc MD

@purdy_Eve

@QEmerg resident, @UNTanthropology, humanist, dog-lover, #FOAMed and #qmed enthusiast | #ALiEMMedic | @smaccteam | 🌈

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Brent Thoma, MD MA
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Medicine Research Director at the University of Saskatchewan
Editor/Author at CanadiEM.org
Brent Thoma, MD MA

@Brent_Thoma

I help good people provide exceptional healthcare. Trauma/EM physician and tech-enhanced #MedEd researcher https://t.co/nAiSSZ3zDM https://t.co/7X8DQNzTi6
Brent Thoma, MD MA

Brent Thoma, MD MA
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Medicine Research Director at the University of Saskatchewan
Editor/Author at CanadiEM.org
Brent Thoma, MD MA

@Brent_Thoma

I help good people provide exceptional healthcare. Trauma/EM physician and tech-enhanced #MedEd researcher https://t.co/nAiSSZ3zDM https://t.co/7X8DQNzTi6
Brent Thoma, MD MA