A 62 year old female with no past medical history presented to the ED with fevers, generalized weakness, severe muscle aches, and a rash. She had returned home from the Philippines 3 days prior to evaluation. Twenty-four hours prior to arrival, the patient noticed a rash on her shins. She denied any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, dysuria, urinary frequency, headache, and [...]
The patient is a 44-year-old male with a past history of end stage renal disease on hemodialysis, diabetes, and hypertension who presents with acute visual loss after assault [...]
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 45 year-old male presents with right thumb pain and deformity after falling off his bicycle. You obtain hand x-rays and see the following images. What is the most likely diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management plan? Figure 1. AP and oblique views of the hand. Author’s own images. […]
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
Podcasts are all the rage these days, and it is not surprising that some residents spend more time with podcasts than any other educational resource.1–3 But why? And how do podcasts fit with other forms of learning, like lectures, textbooks, and clinical teaching? In our recent article published in Academic Medicine, we explored these questions. Using qualitative interviews and analysis, we identified 3 overarching themes that shed light on residents’ podcast listening behaviors and the [...]
The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce yet another eBook publication: the second volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a labor of love written by the 2017-18 Faculty Incubator class. [...]
In this installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. Michael Puskarich (Associate Professor and Research Director at Hennepin Medical Center), who is an accomplished [...]
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.
More women than men entered medical school in the United States for the first time in 2017. Will this generation also set new trends in parenting during their training? One study suggests that 40% of female residents plan to have a child while in residency.1 Can our graduate medical education system withstand even a modest increase in the number of resident parents? Can your hospital? […]
I am Dr. Richard Shoemaker, Emergency Physician and American Ninja Warrior: How I Stay Healthy in EM
Dr. Richard Shoemaker is an emergency physician from Philadelphia. Primarily working overnight shifts in the ED, Dr. Shoemaker has learned how to master the “shift world”. He maintains his fitness by training as [...]
Staying well in the Emergency Department is not only important for physicians, but for the entire healthcare team. This week we are branching out, and taking a look at How Our ED Colleagues Stay [...]
Dr. James Adams is an emergency physician from Chicago. When he is not busy with his clinical and academic responsibilities, Dr. Adams can be found running along the Chicago lakefront. He uses a positive [...]