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REBEL Cast Book Club Episode 3 — An Astronaut’s Guide To Life on Earth

by Marco Torres
Apr 13, 2022
In this episode of the REBEL Cast Book Club, Swami, Marco, Steve, and Brandon discuss how the lessons learned from Col. Chris Hadfield’s “An Astro...
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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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How We Have Kept and Will Continue to Keep Going | Summary of The Leader’s Library Discussion

Last month, 30 people from 4 different countries and 15 different states + Puerto Rico, ranging from their early twenties to mid sixties, bravely j...
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The Leader’s Library: Keep Going | Sign up to join the book club discussion

As we submit our responses to the daily health screen for the thousandth time; realize, after having removed a mountain of PPE and sanitized our ha...
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Defying Forgettable Flatness: The Power of Moments | Summary of The Leader’s Library Discussion

In September, ALiEM hosted its fourth iteration of The Leader’s Library, this time discussing The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath [Ama...
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Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 3): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce another eBook publication: the third volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a ...
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The Leader’s Library: The Power of Moments | Sign Up for the Book Club

Thus far, 2020 has been a year of catastrophic events, some surprising and others disappointingly predictable, and many people are struggling t...
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The Leader’s Library: The Coffee Bean – Open call for participants

Life recently has been, to say the least, a hair stressful. The global pandemic, with all the resultant lifestyle upheaval, has seized a commanding...
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Book Club: Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor

One of the most common themes in advice for career advancement is “find a mentor.” But we are rarely told HOW to find a mentor, WHY we need mentors...
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TLDR Book Review: The Culture Code – The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

Have you had shifts or worked on committees where everything went smoothly? Closed loop communication happened, there was mutual respect amon...
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The Leader’s Library: Radical Candor | Curated Summary of the Discussion

Welcome back to The Leader’s Library! In our second installment, throughout the week of October 14, 2019, a group of selected learners across t...
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TLDR Book Review: Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Do you struggle when you try to focus on one task for a prolonged period? When you’re reading or writing a paper, are you frequently tempted by...
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The Leader’s Library | Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

We proudly announce the second installment of ALiEM’s career development book club, The Leader’s Library, with Kim Scott’s bestseller Radical C...
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The Leader’s Library: Dare To Lead | Curated Summary of the Discussion

In April 2019, a group of intrepid readers embarked on an adventure together: the debut session of The Leader’s Library, ALiEM’s new career develo...
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The Leader’s Library | Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

We proudly introduce ALiEM’s newest series, The Leader’s Library, with Dr. Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead! Have you ever gotten to wor...
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TLDR Book Review: Switch – How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Chip and Dan Heath’s book, Switch, explains why change is so difficult and what we can do to make it easier. This little book is a must-read if...
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TLDR Book Review: “make it stick: The Science of Successful Learning”

Bookstore shelves and Amazon lists are filled with self-help titles that promise to make you a better manager, a better parent, or a better fishmon...
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ALiEM Book Club: Medical Apartheid

Rallies by white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA and the subsequent milquetoast response from the White House shocked many Americans. These eve...
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ALiEM Book Club: And The Band Played On

With consistent, adequate treatment, people with HIV have a life expectancy that is nearly normal. However, because HIV often affects the most vuln...
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ALiEM Book Club: The Tennis Partner

“Gripping… The Tennis Partner is a sincere and self-effacing book by a physician who well knows that there are things in the human heart that no el...
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ALiEM Book Club | Show and Tell by Dan Roam

“Its all about the audience” is a nice sentiment, but only half true” ― Dan Roam, author of “Show and Tell” book Public speaking and presentation ...
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ALiEM Book Club: Creative Confidence

What is your definition of creativity? Are you innovative? Can doctors be creative and innovative? The authors Tom and David Kelley set out with th...
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ALiEM Book Club: On The Move

“I am a storyteller, for better and for worse. I suspect that a feeling for stories, for narrative, is a universal human disposition, going with ou...
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ALiEM Book Club: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Ed Newton

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longing are universal longings, the you’re not lonely and isolated from anyo...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Louis Ling

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Dr...
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ALiEM Book Club: A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back

“EMS is wild and imperfect. Just like our patients. It’s dangerous and a little mad and possibly contagious…patients don’t come to us… we go to the...
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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...
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ALiEM Book Club: The Digital Doctor – Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

“Medicine is the most information-rich, knowledge-intensive human activity, probably ever.” — Matthew Burton in The Digital Doctor Medicine is beco...
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ALiEM Book Club: Beyond the ED – Recommendations from Dr. Jamie Santistevan

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. – Oscar Wilde Dr. Jamie Santistevan is a senior...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Lainie Yarris

“Not all readers are leaders. But all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman Dr. Lainie Yarris is the Program Director at Oregon Health and Scien...
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ALiEM Bookclub | Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Maria Moreira

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami Dr. Maria Moreira i...
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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...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Jan Shoenberger

Dr. Jan Shoenberger has been a long time leader in medical education. She is the Program Director at LAC+USC Emergency Medicine Residency and is du...
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ALiEM Bookclub: When Breath Becomes Air

Dr. Kalanithi was a chief resident in Neurosurgery at Stanford University when he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. “When Breath becomes Air...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Steal Like An Artist

Where do “new” ideas come from? Do they strike like lightning or start in familiar territory and gradually transform with each iteration? How is cr...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Bouncebacks! Emergency Department Cases: ED Returns

There are many pitfalls the practicing Emergency Medicine practitioner can encounter,  but hopefully avoid during their time in the ED. Bounceback...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Felix Ankel

Most people bring value to a community through their work and their ideas. It is the rare person who brings value by giving us a new perspective. T...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Jim Adams

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” Dr. Jim Adams is a Professor of Emergency Medic...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Voices From Chernobyl

“Our life revolves around Chernobyl. Where were you when it happened, how far from the reactor did you live? What did you see? Who died? Who left? ...
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ALIEM Bookclub: A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies

A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies [1] is the brilliant debut collection of stories by physician turned-author John Murray. Inspired by his ...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Shannon McNamara

As a busy Emergency Physician, I find that I am always happier when I have a mystery novel to read during my free time. I’ve been a mystery fan sin...
Tactical Medicine News

ALIEM Bookclub – Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine

As a practicing Emergency Medicine physician, I have spent almost the last decade of my life immersed in a culture of medical education. Actually, ...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM Bookclub | Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

They started at once, and went about among the Lotus-eaters, who did them no hurt, but gave them to eat of the lotus, which was so delicious that t...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Jerry Hoffman

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” As colleagues in Emergency Medicine (EM) and education we can trace both ou...
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ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Lewis Goldfrank

In the way that we can be inspired and changed by the actions of others, we can be inspired and changed by the books we read. In this series, ALiEM...
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

ALiEM Bookclub: The New Jim Crow – Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

“In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and ...
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ALiEM Bookclub: How Not to Be Wrong – The Power of Mathematical Thinking

“Math is like an atomic powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.”  – Jordan Ellenberg “I...
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