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EM Match Advice 38: Our 2 Cents | The Revamped Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) is here

by Sara M. Krzyzaniak, MD, FACEP
Jul 19, 2022
This is the 38th episode of EM Match Advice but the inaugural episode for new podcast series host, Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (program director at Stanfor...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice 37: EM Program Directors Reflect on the 2022 Match

In this 37th episode of EM Match Advice, we discuss the results of the 2021-22 EM Residency Match with lots of shocking numbers and surprises to re...
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EM Match Advice 37: EM Program Directors Reflect on the 2022 Match

In this 37th episode of EM Match Advice, we discuss the results of the 2021-22 EM Residency Match with lots of shocking numbers and surprises to re...
Tactical Medicine News

Podcast Episode 100 and SOMSA-22

In the 100th Episode of the Prolonged Field Care Podcast Dennis sits down with Jamie, Sean and Paul to talk about the last 100 episodes and how pro...
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The Leader’s Library: New Rules of Work | Sign up to join the book club

“...picture a map with point A, which is where you are now, and point Z, which is where you retire after a long career. Twenty years ago, there mig...
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Podcast Episode 94: We are Back

After some time to reorganize, restructure, and strategize, we will be continuing to update best practices, share ideas and raise the important que...
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EM Match Advice: Where did all the jobs go, and did the applicants follow?

In this episode of EM Match Advice, our panel takes on the tough issues of 2021. Specifically we discuss the American College of Emergency Physicia...
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EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2021 Residency Match

Dr. Mike Gisondi and Dr. Michelle Lin return for their annual review of the most recent Match in emergency medicine (EM) in latest episode of EM Ma...
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Education Theory Made Practical: Listen to the New Podcast Series

The Education Theory Made Practical (ETMP) set of 3 e-books were published starting 2017, reviewing key education theory principles and practically...
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ACEP E-QUAL: The Electronic ICU

  Building on already increasing interest in telehealth, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the development and implementation of telemedicine servi...
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Buprenorphine prescribing: The Get Waivered Initiative makes it easier to get your DEA-X Waiver

A major development in curbing the opioid epidemic is the introduction of the medication buprenorphine to address opioid addiction. Being able to p...
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Little Big Med Podcast: Gender Equity in Medicine

It’s time to talk about gender equity in medicine. Significant gender disparities exist in both healthcare institutions and professional societies....
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EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2020 Residency Match

How competitive was the 2020 EM residency match? Although COVID-19 has changed some of the rules and planning for the 2020-21 residency applicatio...
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EM Match Advice: COVID-19 and the 2020-21 Residency Application Season

With so much appropriate attention focused on getting frontline emergency providers with personal protective equipment in the COVID-19 era, one maj...
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EM Fellowship Match Advice: Medical Education Fellowship

One of the more popular fellowships in Emergency Medicine (EM) is the Medical Education Fellowship. These fellowships come in 1- and 2-year formats...
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EM Match Advice: Deep Dive into the SLOE

A high-stakes component in a medical student’s application for an emergency medicine (EM) residency is the Standard Letter of Evaluation, or SL...
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EM Match Advice: How to “Swipe Right” this Interview Season

Applying for residency programs has often been compared to the modern world of dating. So in this 26th installment of the EM Match Advice serie...
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EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2019 Residency Match

The National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP) annually publishes data for the Residency Match. In this EM Match Advice episode, program direc...
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EM Match Advice: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Training

Under-represented minorities (URM) in medicine continues to be a problem that many programs, especially in emergency medicine, are addressing he...
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SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Common IRB Pitfalls

This installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. James Paxton, Assistant Professor of ...
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SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Writing Specific Aims for a Grant

In this installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. Michael Puskarich (Associate Profe...
Tactical Medicine News

4 New Podcasts on the Opioid Initiative | ACEP E-QUAL Series

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) features 3 quality improvement targets within their Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) initiati...
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EM Fellowship Match Advice: Ultrasound Fellowship

The EM Residency Match Advice Series is back with its latest installment! We put the focus on emergency ultrasound fellowships, and our sage panel ...
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EM Fellowship Match Advice: Global Health Fellowship

EM Fellowship Match Advice, now its in third season, is back to put the focus on Global Health Fellowships. A panel of three outstanding fellowship...
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EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2018 Match

A new academic year is upon us! Across the country, emergency medicine interns are orienting to their new hospitals and preparing for their first d...
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Podcast Follow-up: Interview with Dr. Debbie Yi Madhok, Co-Author of “Update on the ED Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage”

Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with significant disability and mortality. Although evidence-based guidelines exist, many hospitals hav...
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Renal Colic & Pulmonary Embolism CT | Reducing Imaging: ACEP E-QUAL Network Podcast

Computed tomography (CT) is increasingly available across U.S. Emergency Departments and has changed the practice of medicine. However, it is coupl...
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EM Match Advice: County Residency Programs

EM Match Advice is back with its last installment before the Rank Order List deadline (February 21), and puts the focus on county residency program...
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Chest Pain and Making the Most of Observation: ACEP-EQUAL Network Podcast

Emergency Medicine has made significant contributions to the proliferation of Observation Medicine, an attractive alternative to admission for pati...
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EM Match Advice: Detroit Residency Programs

The EM Match Advice Series is back with another regional episode. This time, our team pulls the curtain back on the EM programs in Detroit, where r...
Tactical Medicine News

Introducing the SAEM Research Learning Series Podcasts: An ALiEM-SAEM Collaboration

ALiEM is teaming up with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), which now offers live online education on emergency medicine research ...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice: Northern California Residency Programs

The EM Residency Match Advice Series is back with its latest installment! For the first time, our team puts a regional flavor on an episode as we t...
Tactical Medicine News

Atraumatic Low Back Pain: ACEP E-QUAL Network Podcast

Atraumatic low back pain is a common complaint in the ED. For most patients, a thorough history and physical exam is sufficient to exonerate causes...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The second season of our EM Fellowship Match Advice Series launches with this insightful discussion with Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellows...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice: The Standardized Video Interview

It is not very often that the ERAS application process for residency positions changes from year to year. In 2018, there is going to be a new compo...
Tactical Medicine News

Our “User’s Guide to the EM Match Advice Web Series” is published in WestJEM

It’s that time of year again… when the sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom… and new senior medical students are preparing for next year’s Mat...
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EM Match Advice Series: Advice for the Non-EM Resident Applying To EM

Match season came to a close last month – and with that, some 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors earned a PGY-1 position. Most will go on to comple...
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Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Debriefing Critical Incidents and podcast

“One of the residents that I was working with was yelled at once by somebody else because he had cried while giving a family bad news. I think ever...
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EM Match Advice: Is Emergency Medicine right for you?

In this tenth installment of the EM Match Advice series, we go back to the beginning. As a medical student, how does one know if emergency medicine...
Tactical Medicine News

‘Treat and Release’ after Naloxone – What is the Risk of Death?

Often in the prehospital setting, naloxone is administered by EMS (or possibly a bystander) to reverse respiratory and CNS depression from presumed...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Mike Gisondi

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss Dr. Mike Gisondi is the pr...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2016 Match

The new emergency medicine (EM) residency application season is upon us! Senior medical students are arranging away EM electives, asking for lette...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM BookClub | Lean In: Women, Work, and The Will to Lead

“We still have a problem” Sheryl Sandberg alarms us in her influential 2010 TED Talk, Why we have too few women leaders. “Women are not making it t...
Tactical Medicine News

Podcasts: Pearls on Networking, Early Academic Career, and Part Time Academics in the AWAEM Professional Development Series

For those early in their academic medical career, it can be challenging to find solid, trustworthy advice on how to navigate the perils of academia...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice: What if I don’t match? What is the SOAP?

Although we would never wish negative thoughts to those who are applying for residency slot in an emergency medicine program this year, it is also ...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Simulation, Toxicology, and Ultrasound

Subspecialty training within emergency medicine is increasingly becoming a popular route for those interested in pursuing an academic faculty posit...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice Series: The Non-LCME Applicant

Yesterday the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) opened its digital doors to medical students applying to ACGME residency programs. So...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM Bookclub: The White Coat Investor

“What’s the good life? My definition is a life free from financial worries, a career where you make a real contribution to society, a few luxuries...
Tactical Medicine News

60-Second Soapbox: New podcast series featuring Drs. Lin, Riddell, Shaikh

We are excited to announce our new podcast series, 60-Second Soapbox! Each episode, one lucky individual gets exactly 1 whole minute to present the...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice: Reflections from the 2015 EM Residency Match

A new season is upon us again — the 2016 EM residency match season! This EM Match Advice video has program directors reflecting back on the 2015 ma...
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