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2017 Annual Report: Inspiration and Ideas

Teresa Chan, MD, MHPE |

ALiEM has generated an annual report every year since 2013 to summarize our team’s work, and reflect on both the organizational goals we have met and accomplishments we have achieved. 2017 is no different. Under the leadership of Dr. Michelle Lin, ALiEM has grown to become an international organization with over 80 volunteers, all helping to write for the blog and contribute to projects like ALiEMU, the MEdIC Series (in its fifth year), the Chief Resident Incubator (in its third year), Faculty Incubator (in its second year), and the new Wellness Think Tank. We share this report to update our audience and volunteers on all that’s gone on this past year and give a sense of where we are headed in 2018!

Inspiration and Ideas

As always, ALiEM is your digital connection to the cooperative world of EM. We strive to reshape medical education and academia in their evolution beyond the traditional classroom.

2017 has been another big year for expansion of established projects. Our ALiEMU learning management platform continues to disseminate high-quality educational content, produced and curated by our rockstar teams at ALiEM AIR, ALiEM AIR Pro, and ALiEM Capsules. Our 2 existing online communities, the Chief Resident Incubator and Faculty Incubator, have evolved into self-sustaining organizations that develop budding leaders in EM. Building off this success, we piloted 2 new communities, including The Wellness Think Tank, a team of EM residents that was incredibly successful, already publishing manuscripts from its Resident Wellness Consensus Summit (RWCS). All of these teams, in addition to the our volunteer authors from around the globe, helped the ALiEM blog grow its audience to 1.5 million page views (up from 1 million) and educational podcast account reach 117,000 listens in 2017!

Thanks to the leadership of our project leads who helped to write this annual report. Most of all, thank you to our readers and the medical educators, who continue to inspire all of us at ALiEM – we can’t wait to kick off 2018!

ALiEM 2017 Annual Report

Author information

Teresa Chan, MD, MHPE

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

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