With 1000+ posts over 10 years, we are thrilled to add 1 superstar to the ALiEM blog team. We officially announce Dr. Luz Silverio as our new Deputy Editor in Chief to help shape the direction and educational content of the blog. She graduated from the UCSF-SFGH Emergency Medicine Residency program, is an emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente at Santa Clara and a clinical assistant professor (affiliate) at Stanford University, hosts her own infrequently edited [...]
We proudly announce the second installment of ALiEM’s career development book club, The Leader’s Library, with Kim Scott’s bestseller Radical Candor [Amazon link]. Your colleague and friend plops down next to you at [...]
Find it hard to keep current with all the new clinical updates? Get caught up on key evidence-based guidelines, clinical pearls, and patient-centered recommendations for your patients in Emergency Medicine.
A mother and father bring their 2-year-old boy to the Emergency Department after the child tripped over the family dog while running across the living room after a ball. He will not walk and points at his right lower leg and says it hurts (photo credit). […]
Tamponade physiology, in which a pericardial effusion impedes cardiac output, is a medical emergency and requires prompt diagnosis and intervention before cardiovascular collapse ensues. However, not every fluid collection in the pericardial sac [...]
Amoxicillin is a penicillin derivative antibiotic against susceptible gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It has reasonable coverage for most upper respiratory infections and is used as prophylaxis for asplenia and bacterial endocarditis. [...]
Everything you need to survive and thrive in academia, focusing on professional development across the spectrum of life-long learners including medical students, residents, and faculty
As part of the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Program, Dr. Anthony Artino, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) and Assistant Editor for Academic Medicine participated in a Google Hangout with Drs. Antonia Quinn and Teresa Chan in which he provided expert advice for responding to editor and peer reviewer comments on your journal manuscript submission. This was the focus of the second half of the webinar panel discussion starting at the 28-minute [...]
The Problem Emergency Medicine (EM) residents are expected to be familiar with and competent in performing a wide number of procedures, including rare ones such as performing an escharotomy in a patient with [...]
In this podcast episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series, Drs. Mary and Nate Haas interview Zackary Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP from University of Pennsylvania (research bio). In this episode, Zack shares practical advice, framed [...]
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 [...]
Being a well-rounded healthcare professional goes beyond just knowing the scientific facts. Get inspired about your wellness, staying healthy, improving your efficiency, and finding a balanced work-life integration.
A 28 year-old single man with type I diabetes mellitus presents to your busy Texas emergency department in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is his third hospitalization for DKA in 5 months. When you ask the patient about his current medication regimen, he admits that he frequently skips doses as a cost-savings measure. He shares that he works 45 hours a week at a small local grocery store, makes minimum wage [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]