Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within your department: managing a research team, joining your administration, or spearheading a clinical effort. It is easy to feel unprepared for these roles, and there are many pitfalls waiting to sabotage your team’s productivity. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator has created a series of 10 case-based teaming problems to provide you with evidence-based advice and solutions for tackling some of the more common problems encountered [...]
You are working your evening shift at the pediatrics emergency department, and you walk into a darkened patient room with a distressed mother and her otherwise healthy 10-year old son who is curled in [...]
From the dawn of Emergency Medicine, the tradition of schedule creation has been an arduous task handed down from chief to chief. Only the most masochistic of individuals dared to rise to the challenges [...]
A 5 year old boy comes in who has stuck a small unpopped popcorn kernel into each ear. My resident and I discuss different methods to try to get it out including an ear curette, tissue glue, [...]
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.
Our latest ALiEM Card introduces the “Rule of 2’s,” a simple method that uses eye anatomy to help you recall some of the major ocular diagnoses! It builds a framework for your physical exam and will help you include or eliminate some of the more common ocular conditions. The Rule of 2’s is easy to remember: 2 eyes, 2 major diagnoses to consider for each ocular layer, as you move anterior to posterior. […]
Do you use a PICO method to answering a clinical question using the medical literature? Patient / problem Intervention Comparison Outcome This two-part series provides an introduction in how to search the medical [...]
Have you ever wondered why prescription eyedrops have different color bottle caps? Did you know that the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has a policy to color-code topical ocular medication bottles caps? Why was this [...]
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
The Problem Emergency Medicine (EM) residents are responsible for teaching and evaluating junior learners in the clinical environment. According to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements, EM programs must be able to deliver instructional programs to their housestaff on effective teaching principles. Unfortunately, few residents have had formalized training in coaching methods to apply during instances of procedural instruction. […]
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YOUNG PHYSICIANS: 2015 ALiEM-AAEM Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellowship for Young Physicians
HOT OFF THE PRESS! We would like to announce a great opportunity for young physicians who belong to the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Young Physicians Section (AAEM YPS). Based on the early successes of our 2014-15 ALiEM-EMRA (for medical students) and ALiEM-CORD (for residents) fellowships, we are thrilled to be launching the 2015 ALiEM-AAEM Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellowship for Young Physicians! The application process for this virtual fellowship is now open. […]