With the COVID-19 pandemic underway, residencies and educators across the country are suddenly wondering how to structure didactics and conference time to be remote. ALiEM.com has long been a leader in remote teams, and we hope to give guidance and resources to anyone who needs it during this time. Come check back regularly to this page as we live update the best in both archived content as well as new content in the light of a rapidly progressing situation.
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Due to #covid19 many teaching hospitals are trialing virtual conference for weekly didactics. Below are speakers who have stated they would be interested in virtual speaking to fill education gaps that our conferences may have. ALiEM is compiling a list real time, feel free to reach out below directly if you’re interested in what they have to say!
Speaker Nomination Form: To nominate yourself or a colleague for a remote talk, apply here!
Resources for Running Live Sessions
- ALiEM: SplintER Series
- Orthopedics cases
- Foundations of Emergency Medicine: Virtual FoEM
- Free curricular resources (100+ hours) including core content differentiated by learner level (Foundations I-III), EKG & Imaging courses.
- Complete “Interest Form” for access to Leadership Resources menu
- See link above and course pages for strategic modification for virtual conference
- Email [email protected] for support as needed
- EM Fundamentals
This area is still rapidly evolving. In addition to checking this page, check for updates regarding new resource development from these organizations:
Individualized Interactive Instruction (III)
Interactive Instruction (III). Many programs already have systems in place for III, however current circumstances may call for an increased use of this method of instruction. While many educational resources may be used for III, ALiEMU is a free and well-suited platform for this purpose. Links to multiple ALiEMU series are included below, as well as the CORD Education Committee’s publication on best practices for using III.
CORD Best Practices
- Individualized Interactive Instruction: A Guide to Best Practices from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
Asynchronous Learning Resources
There are dozens of high-quality resources for asynchronous learning available. This is just a small sample of resources from our organizations and is not meant as a comprehensive list.
- Foundations of EM
- EM Fundamentals
If there are additional resources that we have missed, please contact us at [email protected].
Our #REMOTE Series
A 32-year-old male presents for evaluation of fever and mild dry cough. His vital signs are stable and within normal limits, he is in no respiratory distress, and he looks otherwise comfortable. He is a physician at a nearby emergency department and he notifies you that he just learned that he was just exposed to a Coronavirus positive patient. He had not been wearing personal protective equipment at that time. Your diagnosis? High risk [...]
We are proud to announce the ALiEM Remote series. 2020 has presented a challenging set of circumstances with an ongoing COVID pandemic, uncertainty in the workplace, and multiple educational closures at every level. With our remote series, we aim to help ameliorate these challenges by providing you with great tips and tricks for remote work, remote education, and a list of speakers ready and willing to go virtual for your next department meeting or residency conference. We want [...]
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The Problem Many residents regularly consume FOAM (Free Open Access Medical Education) and online educational materials independently, without faculty guidance or input. At the same time, residency programs are looking for ways to provide high-quality asynchronous learning opportunities to their residents while remaining compliant with the Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee (RRC-EM) Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines. […]
IDEA Series: A Novel Flipped-Classroom Approach to Intern Conference Education featuring EM Fundamentals
The Problem Delivering a curriculum of core content to interns is both a priority and a challenge. Weekly conference provides time to deliver such a curriculum; however, varied rotation schedules limit consistent conference attendance, and intern-targeted content is inappropriate for upper-level residents. We addressed these challenges by implementing a flipped-classroom intern curriculum using training level-specific breakout sessions and a dedicated resource for asynchronous learning. […]
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