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Tactical Medicine News

Improving Your ED Efficiency: Upgrade This Elusive Skill

by Guy Carmelli, MD
Dec 17, 2021
No specialty in medicine requires “efficiency” more than Emergency Medicine (EM). Being able to seamlessly and quickly move between tasks is a nece...
Tactical Medicine News

GroundED in EM: A new ALiEMU course series for third-year medical students

During the pandemic, similar to how a work-from-home mentality has become more accepted, a learn-on-own mentality has arisen for medical students. ...
Tactical Medicine News

Bridge to EM Curriculum: Test your learning at ALiEMU

Do you know of a senior Emergency Medicine (EM) medical student about to start internship? We are thrilled to announce that our 8-week, self-paced ...
Tactical Medicine News

IDEA Series: Virtual “Faux-tation” Rotation for 4th Year Medical Students Interested in Emergency Medicine

Visiting clerkships have traditionally offered the opportunity for extended contact among medical student applicants and residency program represen...
Tactical Medicine News

Introducing: GroundED in EM a 4 week asynchronous curriculum for 3rd year students

A group of educators from our ALiEM Faculty Incubator 2020 class has created a 4-week virtual introduction to Emergency Medicine curriculum for 3rd...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Bound: Newsletter for medical students interested in EM

Are you a medical student, pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine (EM)? You are navigating your third and fourth years of medical school during an...
Tactical Medicine News

Announcing a new curriculum for medical students: Bridge to EM

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were already planning to launch Bridge to Emergency Medicine (EM). This 8-week curriculum provides a structured ...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice: Interviewing Strategies

We are thrilled to hear that the first 3 Google Hangout videos for EM Match Advice were helpful for medical students, applying into EM. With interv...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Match Advice: The EM Rotation, ERAS, and Am I Competitive?

Today launches a series of Google Hangout videos, which was created and expertly facilitated by Dr. Michael Gisondi (@MikeGisondi) from Northwester...
Tactical Medicine News

Residency Interview Tips

Interview season is an exciting and stressful time for applicants and for residency programs. Both sides are invested in finding the right fit, and...
Tactical Medicine News

Built a 20-person worldwide educator panel in two hours

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts to an enthusiastic crowd of UCSF preclinical medical students on one of my favorite topics “Tec...
Tactical Medicine News

Making Your Match Rank List

This is the moment your whole medical school career has been hinging upon:  Match Rank List Time! It is time to get serious and come up with a ran...
Tactical Medicine News

The 3-minute EM student presentation

One of the most helpful articles I’ve encountered on teaching oral clinical presentations in the ED is a paper from Academic EM in 2008. It summari...
Tactical Medicine News

Hot off the Press: Talking about Web 2.0 in Emergency Medicine

I am humbled to be included and quoted in a recent Annals of EM commentary about Web 2.0 in Emergency Medicine. Hey, my "street credibility" just w...
Tactical Medicine News

Calling all med students: SAEM Ambassador opportunity

  Are you a medical student interested in EM? Want to get your registration costs waived at a national meeting? Want to come say hi to me? Here is ...
Tactical Medicine News

G-Advising: Using Google Hangout to advise medical students

Get an advisor. Don’t try to navigate medical school and residency on your own. This is key especially during medical school as you try to get thr...
Tactical Medicine News

Advice for the new EM interns, part II

As a followup to a previous post on “The 10 Commandments in Emergency Medicine”, we would like to pay tribute to our pediatric friends. More than a...
Tactical Medicine News

Inspirational graduation speech by Conan

“Your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention.” “No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you....
Tactical Medicine News

A faculty’s perspective: Doing well on your EM clerkship

To follow-up with Dr. Connolly’s perspective about the Top 10 tips for medical students to rock the EM clerkship rotation, I thought I would post ...
Tactical Medicine News

An intern’s perspective: Doing well on your EM clerkship

It’s that time of year again. When medical students interested in EM are stressing over doing well on their EM rotation. Here’s a very insightful g...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Carnegie’s vision for medical education

In 2010, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching published recommendations for the future reform of medical education. This same Ca...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Professionalism in the ED through the eyes of medical students

Teaching professionalism in a formal curriculum is so much different than demonstrating professionalism in the Emergency Department. So much of wha...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Improving case presentations with theater training

"To be or not to be?" What could be more strange on a medical school curriculum than a theater training course? The authors of this study in Medica...
Tactical Medicine News

Videos: The EM Eye Exam

Thanks to Dr. David Duong and Dr. Najm Haqu (UCSF) for letting me cross-post their amazing instructional video on the “EM Eye Exam”. These videos w...
Tactical Medicine News

Article Review: Online curriculum for non-EM residents in the ED

  In many academic Emergency Departments, there are “off-service” or non-EM residents rotating in the department. They are sometimes invited to the...
Tactical Medicine News

Need your help! Favorite medical apps

  So, I volunteered to give a talk for the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education WAAAAY back in early 2010 on “There’s an App for That:  Key Sm...
Tactical Medicine News

Residency interview season: Pitfalls

  I often get asked by my advisees: “In my residency interview, what should I talk about or do to make myself more competitive?” To help you demyst...
Tactical Medicine News

New kid on the block: Univ of Washington EM residency

How awesome would it be if there were EM residency programs at the University of Washington and UCSF-SF General Hospital?! This has been the quest...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Inaccuracy in the SLOR

Residency interview season is quickly approaching! Unique to the field of EM, letters of recommendations from EM faculty are written on a standar...
Tactical Medicine News

Opportunity for med students: SAEM meeting in Boston (Jun 1-5, 2011)

  The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) holds its annual meeting at various U.S. metropolitan cities. This year, it is going to be at...
Tactical Medicine News

Life of an Attending: Is this or will this be you?

Thanks to one of our residents, Hangyul, I just recently learned about a hilarious comic strip series called Scutmonkey Comics in the blog The Unde...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Importance of first clinical clerkship

What was your first clinical clerkship rotation? Oddly, I started my third year with a sub-internship rotation on the Burn/Plastics service as my f...
Tactical Medicine News

Article Review: Student documentation in the chart

Do you have medical students rotating in your Emergency Department? Are they allowed to document in the medical record? Charting in the medical re...
Tactical Medicine News

Article Review: Rethinking the premed requirements

Think back to your college years. Remember those premed courses that you had to take? Biology, chemistry, physics… oh my. How helpful were these in...
Tactical Medicine News

Article Review: Evaluating students using RIME method

How do evaluate medical students and residents, who are rotating through your Emergency Department? Do you have a structured framework for assessin...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Preparing for clinical clerkships during medical school

Do you remember the sheer terror you felt, when you first started your medical school clinical rotations? Your first two years were probably spent ...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: SAEM Tests

This is is a great look back at how SAEM Tests were developed and now used by EM clerkships across the country. Because EM does not have a National...
Tactical Medicine News

Top 10 tips when making your rank list

“How do I decide how to order the residency programs on my rank list?” On Feb 24, 2010, every residency applicant will have a brief moment of pani...
Tactical Medicine News

Trick of the Trade: The defensive arts against pimping

Thanks to Dr. Rob Roger’s podcast on EM-RAP Educator’s Edition series, I learned of one of the funniest publications EVER in a medical journal. It ...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Optimal training during fourth year of medical school

U.S. medical students traditionally spend the first 3 years of training in a pre-determined curriculum. In their 4th year, however, students have s...
Tactical Medicine News

Article review: Standardizing the EM clerkship patient encounter experience

As a medical student, do you remember your EM clerkship experience and whether you saw a wide variety of patient chief complaints? Did your fellow ...
Tactical Medicine News

Humorous distillation of specialty personalities

If only I had this flowchart when I was a first-year medical student! I too have always felt that emergency physicians have a little baseline crazy...
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