34-year-old female with a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and pancreatitis presents for epigastric and left upper quadrant abdominal pain. Her symptoms started yesterday evening and have been [...]
The 2020 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2020, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 [...]
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 17 year-old left hand dominant high school baseball player presents with severe, sharp pain in his right hand at the hypothenar eminence with associated numbness and tingling of his 4th and 5th digits. The pain and tingling began after he swung his bat and hit a ground ball. You obtain x-rays and see an abnormality. What is the most likely diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management plan? […]
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 [...]
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A 63-year-old male presents for acute onset of headache, neck pain, and altered mental status. He has a prior history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia but recently lost his insurance and has been unable to fill his medications. As a well-informed 2nd year resident, you suspect the presence of a ruptured subarachnoid hemorrhage and arrange an expedited trip to the CT scanner. The patient’s blood pressure continues to remain elevated and you initiate an antihypertensive drip. [...]
The National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP) annually publishes data for the Residency Match. In this EM Match Advice episode, program directors reflect on the 2019 data for EM [PDF]. How competitive was emergency [...]
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 [...]
IDEA Series | “Saving Society” Podcast Series Teaches Residents Reflective Practice Through Debriefing
The Problem Emergency physicians (EPs) experience professional burnout more than 3 times that of the average physician.1 In a recent study, the prevalence of burnout among emergency medicine residents was found to be [...]
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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 Problem Burnout is a well-known syndrome characterized by poor self-care, dehumanization, exhaustion, and reduced effectiveness. The study of wellness and resilience among emergency medicine (EM) providers and trainees has recently blossomed, largely as [...]
After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship contest! Dr. Tim Montrief from the Jackson Memorial/University of Miami Emergency Medicine [...]
Symptomatic influenza A and B infections cause worldwide morbidity and mortality every year. Annual vaccination remains the greatest prophylactic measure, but the vaccine is not 100% effective due [...]