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Human Trafficking in the ED – What you need to know

by Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH
Jan 29, 2022
Human trafficking is a devastating crime, where a human being’s labor is exploited through force, fraud, or coercion, for someone else’s profit (1)...
Tactical Medicine News

Caring for the Fasting Patient in the ED

Millions of Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan. Some may have mild or chronic medical conditions that can become exacerbate...
Tactical Medicine News

SplintER Series: Delayed pain in an injured knee

Image 1. Case courtesy of Radswiki, Radiopaedia.org A 26 year-old male presents with new medial right knee pain after twisting his knee playing...
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8 Tips On How To Run An Awesome Works-in-Progress Meeting

Do you have 27 projects up in the air but none of them submitted for publication yet? (Guilty!) Have a great project in the works but can’t get pas...
Tactical Medicine News

Dear Residents: 10 Things Your New Chiefs Want You to Know

This month starts our inaugural ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator and this post is the culmination of a 7-day intensive writing project by our 100+ C...
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MEdIC Series | The Case of the Financial Fiasco – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

The Case of the Financial Fiasco has stimulated interesting  discussion over the past week. We are now proud to present to you the Curated Communit...
Tactical Medicine News

Research Figures Demystified: Bland-Altman Plot

While working your shift in a small community ED, you overhear that EMS is on their way to you with a five-year-old child in respiratory distress a...
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Assessment in medical education: Finding the signal in the noise

This past December it was reported in the Harvard Crimson that the median grade at their prestigious University was an A-.1 A flood of articles fol...
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Improving debriefing skills: Two-column case and learning pathways grid

Being a learner in a medical simulation case can be tough. But equally challenging, is the role of the Debriefer. This person has to balance the im...
Tactical Medicine News

What makes a good clinical educator?

In this constantly evolving world of learner competencies, assessments, and milestones often is forgotten the important role of clinical teachers....
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Culture Clash: Expert Review and Curated Commentary

The Case of the Culture Clash presented a conflict within a multi-cultural team of doctors. Mary, a registrar was unable to effectively teach all h...
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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Terrible Teammate: Expert Review and Curated Commentary

The Case of the Terrible Teammate presented a conflict between a team of chief residents. Sarah got upset because David seemed to be shirking his r...
Tactical Medicine News

Pitfalls in Comparative Simulation Based Research

Simulation based research is tough. We all know that it’s fun, and we think it is safer for the patients. Beyond that, the data is not so strong! A...
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MEdIC Series: The Case of the Magnificent Mentor – Expert and Community Response

The Case of the Magnificent Mentor outlined a common dilemma that is likely to occur with most protégés: How does one thanks his/her mentor for all...
Tactical Medicine News

Thank You ALiEM Expert Peer Reviewers

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who took the time to take part in our exciting new Expert Peer Review series over the ...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC: The Case of the Facebook Faceplant – Expert and Community Response

On September 27th we posted the second case of the MEdIC (Medical Education In Cases) series facilitated by Dr. Brent Thoma (@BoringEM) and me (@TC...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC: The Case of the Difficult Consult – Expert and Community Response

On August 30th I posted the first case of the MEdIC (Medical Education In Cases) series that will be facilitated by Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) and ...
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