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HOT OFF THE PRESS: Free ALiEM MEdIC Series Book – Volume 5

by Tamara McColl, MD FRCPC
Aug 14, 2020
This is a bittersweet moment for the MEdIC Editorial team – the launch of our 5th and final volume of our Medical Education in Cases ebook. We are...
Tactical Medicine News

HOT OFF THE PRESS | Free ALiEM MEdIC Series Book, Volume 4

It has been more than 5 years since we launched the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) Series, and we are very proud to have had 5 years of e...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Medication Mishap – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our last case of season 5, The Case of the Medication Mishap, presented the scenario of a senior resident, Tim, who inadvertently administers an in...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Medication Mishap

Welcome to season 5, episode 9 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Eve Purdy, John E...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Overwhelmed Senior Resident – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our eighth case of season 5, The Case of the Overwhelmed Senior Resident, presented the scenario of a senior resident who felt overwhelmed when lef...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Overwhelmed Senior Resident

Welcome to season 5, episode 8 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Eve Purdy, John E...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Orphaned Patient – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our seventh case of season 5, The Case of the Orphaned Patient, presented the scenario of a junior orthopedic surgery resident rotating in the ED a...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Orphaned Patient

Welcome to season 5, episode 7 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, Eve Purdy, John E...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Post-Paternity Leave Blues – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our sixth case of season 5, The Case of the Post-Paternity Leave Blues, presented the scenario of an early-career attending physician anxious to re...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Post-Paternity Leave Blues

Welcome to season 5, episode 6 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC: Case of the Night Shift Stimulants – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our fifth case of season 5, The Case of the Night Shift Stimulants, presented the scenario of a junior emergency medicine (EM) resident who witness...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Night Shift Stimulants

Welcome to season 5, episode 5 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our fourth case of season 5, The Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic, presented the scenario of a budding clinician-scientist who is en...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Technologically-Challenged Academic

Welcome to season 5, episode 4 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the M&M Shame Game – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our third case of season 5, The Case of the M&M Shame Game, presented the scenario of a junior faculty member who had significant reservation a...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the M&M Shame Game

Welcome to season 5, episode 3 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Difficult Debrief – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our second case of season 5, The Case of the Difficult Debrief, presented the scenario of a budding simulation educator who had a difficult experie...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Difficult Debrief

Welcome to season 5, episode 2 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sar...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Discriminatory Patient – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our first case of this season, The Case of the Discriminatory Patient, outlined a scenario of a junior resident faced with blatant discrimination w...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Discriminatory Patient 

Welcome to season 5, episode 1 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sar...
Tactical Medicine News

HOT OFF THE PRESS | ALiEM MEdIC Series Book, Volume 3

It has been 4 years since we launched the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) Series, and we are very proud to have had 4 years of excellent e...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM’s Greatest MEdIC Hits for New Academic Faculty: A Curated Collection of 8 Cases

Ok, while we congratulated the senior residents in our last piece, but let’s be honest, YOU (the junior faculty members) are the ones who TRULY sho...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM’s Greatest MEdIC Hits for New Senior Residents: A Curated Collection of 10 Cases

While we congratulated and welcomed the interns with the list of Greatest Hits for Interns, it’s high time we actually congratulate and welcome you...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the Competency Conundrum – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

Our final case of this season, The Case of the Competency Conundrum, outlined a scenario of residency competency committee members who are divided ...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Competency Conundrum

Welcome to season 4, episode 9 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sar...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the Failure to Fail – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

The Case of the Failure to Fail outlined a scenario of an attending emergency physician who was frustrated with the ingrained “failure to fail” cul...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Failure to Fail

Welcome to season 4, episode 8 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sar...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the Solo Senior – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

The Case of the Solo Senior outlined a scenario of an emergency attending who questioned the common consultant call-etiquette of not activating bac...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Solo Senior

Welcome to season 4, episode 7 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Lazy Learners – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

The Case of the Lazy Learners outlined a scenario of an emergency attending, Chris, who questions the work-ethic, dedication, and professionalism o...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Lazy Learners

Welcome to season 4, episode 6 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of Shifting Expectations – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

The Case of Shifting Expectations outlined a scenario of a junior emergency attending who feels like she has lost control of her department while w...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of Shifting Expectations

Welcome to season 4, episode 5 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Resident at Risk – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

The Case of the Resident at Risk outlined a scenario of junior resident who is unsure of how to proceed when her senior discloses thoughts of suici...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Resident At Risk

Welcome to season 4, episode 4 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the Fatiguing Fourth Year – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

The Case of the Fatiguing Fourth Year outlined a scenario many of us deal with at some point throughout our careers, that of a senior emergency res...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Fatiguing Fourth Year

Welcome to season 4, episode 3 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC: The Case of the Overly Attentive Attending – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

The Case of the Overly Attentive Attending outlined an egregious scenario of a staff physician displaying sexually aggressive behaviour towards his...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Overly Attentive Attending

Welcome to season 4, episode 2 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC: Case of Cognitive Overload – Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

The Case of Cognitive Overload outlined a scenario of a junior resident dealing with the harsh realities of working in emergency medicine when she ...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Case: The Case of the Cognitive Overload

Welcome to season 4, episode 1 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Drs. Tamara McColl, Teresa Chan, John Eicken, Sara...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the Honorary Authorship – Expert Review & Curated Commentary

The Case of the Honorary Authorship outlined a scenario of a senior academic scientist interacting with two more junior researchers, raising issues...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Case: The Case of the Honorary Authorship

Welcome to season 3, episode 9 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McCo...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: Case of the Terrible Code – Expert Review & Curated Commentary

The Case of the Terrible Code outlined a scenario where a resident observed a resuscitation that was not going well. Should he intervene even thoug...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Terrible Code

Welcome to season 3, episode 8 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McC...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Fibbing First Year – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

The Case of the Fibbing First Year outlined a scenario where a first year resident fibs about the history he just completed. What did the ALiEM com...
Tactical Medicine News

HOT OFF THE ALiEM PRESS | ALiEM MEdIC Series, Volume 2

The ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) Series has been a regular feature of our website for almost 3 years.  It has been previously featured ...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series: The Case of the Fibbing First Year

Welcome to season 3, episode 7 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McCo...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series | The Case of the Pimping Physician – Expert Review and Curated Commentary

The Case of the Pimping Physician outlined a scenario where a resident physician experiences . What did the ALiEM community think of this case? Thi...
Tactical Medicine News

MEdIC Series | The Case of the Pimping Physician

Welcome to season 3, episode 6 of the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases (MEdIC) series! Our team (Brent Thoma, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, Tamara McCo...
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