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Apply now for the ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2021-22 Class: Scholarship and Community

by Sreeja Natesan, MD
Jan 02, 2022
Happy new year! Make one of your new year's resolutions to accelerate your scholarly career in health professions education. The ALiEM Faculty Incu...
Tactical Medicine News

2021-22 ALiEM Faculty Incubator applications open: Bye COVID, hello scholarship

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is opening its doors to the fifth class of 30 educator-scholars. We have been thrilled by the quality of collaboration,...
Tactical Medicine News

CRincubator Live: A Chief Resident Professional Development Learning Lab

"In every crisis, there is an opportunity." This famous quote by Albert Einstein illustrates the opportunity to reinvent our Chief Resident Incubat...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

Introducing the 2020-2021 ALiEM Faculty Incubator Cohort!

We put the call out, and *wow* did the MedEd community respond! We were beyond excited this year about the quality of our applicants for the 20...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips 10: Resuscitate Your Meetings | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to feel...
Tactical Medicine News

Making Heads or Tails of the Flipped Classroom: Tips and Tricks for Students

Now more than ever, medical educators are excited about the flipped classroom, defined by Bishop and Verleger as “a new pedagogical method, which e...
Tactical Medicine News

Is Digital Attendance Enough?

Many medical schools have responded to student requests and begun to record and stream didactic lectures.  Students report watching these lectu...
Tactical Medicine News

Peering into Peer Review: How can you participate in peer review?

As part of the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Program, Dr. Anthony Artino, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) and Assistant...
Tactical Medicine News

Revise and Resubmit: Responding to peer reviewer comments about your journal manuscript

As part of the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Program, Dr. Anthony Artino, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) and Assis...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips Case 9: Organizing through Social Platforms | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical practice. It is easy t...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips Case 8: The Wayward Collaborator | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to...
Tactical Medicine News

Welcome to the ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2019-2020 Class

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator reviewed stellar applications from around the globe for the 2019-2020 Faculty Incubator cohort and we are thrilled ...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips Case 7: Teaming Culture | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to...
Tactical Medicine News

Top 5 Reasons to Join the 2019-20 Chief Resident Incubator

The ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator (“CRincubator”) launches its fifth class today. Every year’s class has a unique personality with wide-reac...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips Case 6: Debunking Social Media Fears | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to feel...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips Case 5: The Reluctant Collaborator | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to f...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips Case 4: Team Collaboration | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role in leading a team, whether it’s for research, administration, or even clinical. It is easy to feel ...
Tactical Medicine News

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator: Going Further Together

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb The ALiEM Faculty Incubator continues to be an amazing on...
Tactical Medicine News

Teaming Tips Case 3: Ineffective Meetings | ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Many of you are asked to take a leadership role within your department: managing a research team, joining your administration, or spearheading a cl...
Tactical Medicine News

2019-2020 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 Reasons To Get Excited!

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its FOURTH year! We plan to build on the success of the last...
Tactical Medicine News

Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 2): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

The ALiEM Team is delighted to announce yet another eBook publication: the second volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book w...
Tactical Medicine News

WELCOME to the ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2018-2019 Class

We had an AMAZING kick-off this week at the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Academic Assembly, welcoming our NEW 2018-19 A...
Tactical Medicine News

The 2018-19 Chief Resident Incubator enrollment opens TODAY

We are incredibly proud and excited to announce the launch of the 2018-19 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator. Emergency medicine (EM) Chief Residents h...
Tactical Medicine News

Nuts and Bolts of Competency-Based Medical Education: Interviews with Drs. Sherbino, Cooney, Chan, and Hamstra

Are you confused about competency-based medical education (CBME)? Look no further! The Faculty Incubator conducted 2 Google Hangouts with 4 experts...
Tactical Medicine News

Perspectives on Program Evaluation: Interview with Drs. Megan Boysen-Osborn, Dara Kass, and Andrew King

As part of the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Professional Development Program, Drs. Megan Boysen-Osborn (Program Director at University of California-Irv...
Tactical Medicine News

2018-2019 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 Reasons To Get Excited!

The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its THIRD year! We plan to build on the success of the last ...
Tactical Medicine News

SplintER: A New on Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting

The purpose of the SplintER series is to teach the fundamentals and introduce advanced concepts of splinting to the Emergency Medicine (EM) profes...
Tactical Medicine News

Education Theory Made Practical (Volume 1): An ALiEM Faculty Incubator eBook Project

The ALiEM Team is happy to announce yet another eBook publication: the first volume in the Education Theory Made Practical series. This book was a ...
Tactical Medicine News

Finish Strong: Top 10 Things to Master Before Graduating EM Residency

If you are a senior resident, this post is for you! Right now you’re juggling an array of responsibilities. From adjusting to your new leadership r...
Tactical Medicine News

Building a Cohesive Residency Program: Top 10 Strategies to Engage Residents

Welcome to the beginning of the most exciting and terrifying time in your residency — the start to a new year! To help start the year off right a g...
Tactical Medicine News

Academic Primer Series and Curated Collections for Educators: Important Papers for Medical Educators

Members and mentors of the inaugural, 2016-17 ALiEM Faculty Incubator authored 9 narrative reviews in the Academic Primer Series and Curated Collec...
Tactical Medicine News

2016-17 Faculty Incubator Year End Report: An incredible inaugural year

In 2016, we launched a little experiment in faculty development with an elite group of junior and mid-career faculty members from North and South A...
Tactical Medicine News

Top 5 Reasons to Join the 2017-18 Chief Resident Incubator

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy Every year without exception, a new set of Chief Residents are chosen ...
Tactical Medicine News

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars!

We are very excited to officially announce the NEW 2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars! We received applications from across...
Tactical Medicine News

Program Evaluation: What is it, and what are key considerations?

Recently the ALiEM Faculty Incubator had a dynamic discussion about Program Evaluation. This Google Hangout featured Dr. George Mejicano, Dr. Chad ...
Tactical Medicine News

Winners of the 2017 EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus Wellness Grant

Members of the 2016-17 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator recently submitted proposals for the highly coveted 2017 EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus Wellness G...
Tactical Medicine News

2017-18 ALiEM Faculty Incubator: 6 reasons why we are excited about Round 2!

We simply have been unable to contain our excitement!  You may have heard whispers on the internet, but we can now confirm that indeed, the rumors ...
Tactical Medicine News

Interview with Drs. Michael Callaham and Ellen Weber: Behind the scenes of journal peer review

As part of the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Program, Dr. Mike Callaham (Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Emergency Medicine) and Dr. Ellen Weber (Editor-in-...
Tactical Medicine News

Top 10 Secrets to Success as an Emergency Medicine Resident

So you are about to start your first year as an Emergency Medicine (EM) resident in a few short weeks. Or perhaps you are entering a new, more seni...
Tactical Medicine News

Top 5 FOAM Radiology Resources: ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator Recommendations

There is no shortage of free open access medical education (FOAM) resources available to the current emergency medicine (EM) learner. It seems that...
Tactical Medicine News

5 Tips for Battling Academic Writer’s Block: Insights from the ALiEM Faculty Incubator

Academic writing is a core competency for any faculty member. As much as we hate to all admit it, professional advancement (and dissemination of yo...
Tactical Medicine News

Top 10 Educational Initiatives from the Chief Resident Incubator

Chief Resident Incubator, known colloquially as the CRincubator, which for the first time brought together in one virtual space chief residents fro...
Tactical Medicine News

2016-17 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator Launch: Top 5 Reasons to Join

Every year, without exception, a new set of chiefs will be chosen to replace the current group. They are always excited for the position, but ha...
Tactical Medicine News

Congratulations to the Inaugural Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars

We are very excited to officially announce the inaugural 2016-17 ALiEM Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars! We received applications from ...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator Must Read EM Journal Articles – 2016 Edition

In November 2013, the blog post 52 Articles in 52 weeks: Landmark EM Articles for EM interns was published on the ALiEM site. Over the subsequent y...
Tactical Medicine News

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...
Tactical Medicine News

EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus EM Residency Wellness Grant winner: Dr. Kory Gebhardt

A few months ago, the ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator launched a nation-wide competition to find the best EM residency wellness ideas out there. Tod...
Tactical Medicine News

Top 5 Reasons to Join the ALiEM Fellowship Incubator: The “Fincubator”

We are thrilled to announce our newest project in the Incubator series, the ALiEM Fellowship Incubator! Modeled after and building on lessons learn...
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