social distancing

With the arrival of SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) in North America, programs are facing the need to reconsider how they deliver didactic education to their learners. The ACGME only allows for 20% of the curriculum to be delivered in an asynchronous fashion. The remainder is delivered through traditional didactic means, including “small-group sessions, such as break-out groups, serially repeated conference sessions, practicum sessions, or large-group planned educational activities.” With mandatory social distancing likely to become standard practice, we present multiple solutions to bridge the gap between live, in-person conferences and asynchronous materials.

Beyond American borders, other countries are similarly invoking rules around social distancing, leading to many academic teams seeking ways to digitally work to ensure the safety of each other, non-clinician colleagues, and the wider community. Flatten the curve.

Whether you’re in emergency medicine or not, we feel that over the next 7 posts, you’ll find some tips and tricks that we (the ALiEM Team) have compiled to help you increase your distance teaching and learning game. Enjoy the series, stay safe, and wash your hands!

Check out other posts for remote teaching and work at ALiEM Remote.

Don’t want to reinvent the wheel for your weekly resident conferences? Check out ALiEM Connect, a live educational telecast with a concurrent moderated backchannel discussion.

Teresa Chan, MD, MHPE
ALiEM Associate Editor
Emergency Physician, Hamilton
Associate Professor, McMaster University
Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development, McMaster University Ontario, Canada
Teresa Chan, MD, MHPE

@TChanMD

ERDoc. #meded #FOAMed Own views expressed. Contributor to @ALiEMteam, @WeAreCanadiEM, ICE Blog, #FeminEM. @MedEdLIFE founder. Works @McMasterU & @HamHealthSci
Yusuf Yilmaz, PhD

Yusuf Yilmaz, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Education Research
Innovation and Theory (MERIT) Program, McMaster University
Fareen Zaver, MD

Fareen Zaver, MD

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Resident Incubator 2017-18
Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources - Professional (AIR-Pro)
Champion, 2016-17 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator
Board Member, 2016-17 ALiEM Wellness Think Tank
Clinical Lecturer, Emergency Physician
University of Calgary Emergency Department
Fareen Zaver, MD

@fzaver

@UCalgaryEM Clinical Educator, interests in transition to practice, gender equity, #FOAMed @ALiEMteam & @WeAreCanadiEM #Meded #genderequity
Adaira Landry, MD, Ed.M

Adaira Landry, MD, Ed.M

Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Adaira Landry, MD, Ed.M

@AdairaLandryMD

Assistant Program Director @EMRES_MGHBWH Assistant Professor @HarvardMedHMS MedStudent Advisor @HarvardMedEM Ultrasound Faculty @BrighamWomens Mom of 2
Robert Cooney, MD MSMedEd

Robert Cooney, MD MSMedEd

Chief Strategy Officer, 2018-20 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator
Director of Faculty Development
Department of Emergency Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
Robert Cooney, MD MSMedEd

@EMEducation

Dad of 3, Part time adventurer, Emergency Medicine Doc and Director of Faculty Development for @GeisingerHealth
Shuhan He, MD
ALiEM Chief Growth Officer
Director of Growth, Strategic Alliance Initiative, Center for Innovation and Digital Health
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Chief Scientific Officer, Conductscience.com
Shuhan He, MD
Geoff Comp, DO

Geoff Comp, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor- University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Creighton University School of Medicine/Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix) Emergency Medicine Residency
Kathryn Fisher, MD, MS

Kathryn Fisher, MD, MS

Medical Education Fellow, Assistant Professor, Assistant Clerkship Director, Baylor College of Medicine
Anita A Thomas, MD, MPH

Anita A Thomas, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital
Anita A Thomas, MD, MPH

@yourbabydoctor

peds emerg👩🏾‍⚕️ + tiny human/senior doggo momma + tech wife | Tweets ≠ medical advice | Views = my own ≠ not my employers’ | MedEd
Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Faculty Physician, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department
Sarah Mott, MD

Sarah Mott, MD

Chief Logistics Officer ALiEM Wellness Think Tank 2019-20
Staff Emergency Physician
Emergency Care Consultants
Minnesota
Sarah Mott, MD

@mottse

emergency medicine physician | ALiEM leadership team | lifelong learner | dogmom | fan of all things MN and summer | in pursuit of joy