“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
– John F. Kennedy

Every year without exception, a new set of Chief Residents are chosen at each Emergency Medicine program. They are always excited for the position, but hardly prepared for what’s to come. We have now had 2 successful ALiEM Chief Resident Incubators and are extremely excited and thrilled to launch the third 2017-18 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator.

If you are a Chief Resident, here are the top 5 reasons why you should join the Incubator.

Top 5 Reasons To Join

1. ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator Team: Continued Expansion and Improvement

We are a continually growing and expanding team. Dr. Fareen Zaver, a previous Chief Resident who participated in the inaugural 2015-16 Chief Resident Incubator is taking the lead as the Chief Operations Officer. The Senior Advisors, which include Dr. Maggie Sheehy, Dr. Adaira Chou, Dr. Nikita Joshi, and Dr. Michelle Lin, will continue to guide this powerhouse group in a longitudinal networked curriculum. We also are continually improving the experience and curriculum month-to-month and year-to-year.

2. Amazing Mentors

Over the last 2 years we have had an all-star mentorship experiences on Google Hangouts catered toward the Chief Resident experience. They will help you dive into conflict resolution, build your own stellar CV, and through a variety of opinions and practices will make you the best Chief Resident your program can ask for. The second half of the academic year will focus more on helping you develop a career niche, plan for life after residency, and work towards faculty development or excelling in the community environment.

Furthermore, we are bringing back some star Chief Resident alumni to be Core Champions, to help provide you a more customized, near-peer mentorship experience. Pick their brains and learn what they WISHED they had known before becoming Chief Resident.

3. Publications and Educational Initiatives

We loved seeing how much the Chief Residents wanted to publish over the course of this year. We are excited to work on even more opportunities for Chief Residents to publish together and produce more educational content. We launched a free residency In-Service Training Exam prep book (now with the 2nd edition already!). Also the Chief Residents were eligible to publish on the ALiEM blog site, where each post typically received 500-2,000 views each. Take a look at a small slice of what we’ve published over the past 2 years on ALiEM!

  1. ALiEM AIR-Pro Series
  2. Top 5 FOAM Radiology Resources
  3. PV Card Series: ED Charting and Coding
    1. Introduction to Charting and Coding
    2. History of Present Illness and PMH
    3. Review of Systems
    4. Physical Exam
    5. Medical Decision Making
  4. Top 10 Educational Initiatives from the Chief Resident Incubator
  5. PV Card: Laceration Repair and Sutures Guide
  6. PV Card: Elbow Injuries
  7. PV Card: Knee Injuries
  8. PV Card: Hip Injuries
  9. Dear Residents: 10 Things Your Chiefs Want You To Know
  10. 5 Scheduling Software Options in the Emergency Department: An In-Depth Review
  11. EM Journal Club Reading List
  12. White Coat Investor Bookclub
  13. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic Bookclub

4. Mastermind Groups

We are launching a new initiative this year called the Mastermind Groups. What is this exactly? With the guidance of our amazing faculty advisors, 2 groups of 10 Chief Residents each will meet virtually to tackle both individual and systems challenges together. There synergy of energy and talent has the full support of the ALiEM and Chief Resident Incubator network and resources to make meaningful change. The idea is to challenge each other to brainstorm ideas, create and implement goals, and support each other. Not every Chief Resident in the incubator will get to be a part of these groups so stay tuned for more details after you enroll!

5. Live VIP Invite-Only Networking Events

This year, we plan to have VIP networking mixers at CORD’s and ACEP’s 2017 national meetings. Our live launch event will at the 2017 CORD Academy Assembly (Fort Lauderdale, FL) following CORD’s Chief Resident Symposium on April 27, 2017 (6-8 pm).

How to Sign Up

Visit the 2017-18 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator home page to read more and sign up!

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
Deputy Head - Education and Clinical Assistant Professor for Emergency Medicine
University of Calgary Emergency Department
Fareen Zaver, MD


@UCalgaryEM Clinical Educator, interests in transition to practice, gender equity, #FOAMed @ALiEMteam & @WeAreCanadiEM #Meded #genderequity