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Need your help: A master list of free EM and Critical Care blog and podcast sites

by Mina Phipps
May 04, 2022
Calling all who read or listen to emergency medicine/critical care (EM/CC) blogs or podcasts. In 2014, we helped to publish the master inventory of...
Tactical Medicine News

Holiday Gift Guide for ALiEM Readers: Top 5 Favorite Tech Tools

Technology continues to integrate with our life -- for better and worse. Our team felt that the following 5 tech tools added value and joy to our l...
Tactical Medicine News

Reading from the Silver Linings Playbook: The ALiEM Connect Project

It feels like yesterday that we were sheltered-in-place, staring at our computers, wondering, “So now what?”  As COVID-19 paused all in-person educ...
Tactical Medicine News

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....
Tactical Medicine News

All-EM Residency Graduation Extravaganza: Save the Date

We invite all of you to join the first-ever all-EM residency graduation event to celebrate the #EMClassof2020 who are embarking on their professio...
Tactical Medicine News

Welcoming PECARN to Twitter

Our organization has always been a champion and fan of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) research collaborative. We jo...
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

Winner of the 2020 ALiEM-EEM Fellowship Contest: Dr. Mark Ramzy

  After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Educat...
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

APPLY NOW: 2020 Essentials of Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship Program

The 2020 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2020, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest l...
Tactical Medicine News

Beyond the Abstract | Resident Motivations and Experiences in Listening to Educational Podcasts

Podcasts are all the rage these days, and it is not surprising that some residents spend more time with podcasts than any other educational resourc...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM 2019 Gram Rounds Winner

Last month, ALiEM launched a one-of-a-kind social media contest on Instagram to find the most innovative emergency medicine residency education pro...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM “Gram” Rounds | Contest Announcement!

In January of 2019, ALiEM was able to continue leveraging the power of social media by delivering high quality educational content to Instagram...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM is Growing

You’ve probably noticed by now, but ALiEM is going through some pretty significant changes–especially in the way that the site looks and feels. We...
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

Winner of the 2019 ALiEM-EEM Fellowship Contest: Dr. Tim Montrief

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Educatio...
Tactical Medicine News

Post It Pearls initiative is moving from Twitter to Instagram

My 2017 new year’s resolution was to create brief educational pearls on shift called Post It Pearls, which I published to Twitter. I have increasin...
Tactical Medicine News

Instagram: The next frontier for ALiEM in digital education

For almost a decade, ALiEM has been on the forefront of digital education in emergency medicine. By leveraging the power of social media, we have b...
Tactical Medicine News

How to Cite Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs in a Publication

As medical education podcasts, videos, and blogs continue to grow in popularity it is crucial that we cite them correctly in traditional publicatio...
Tactical Medicine News

Citing Audio and Video Publications on Your CV

Medical education is changing and so too are the types of publications with high impact. No longer do we live in a world where traditional journal ...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM Awards 2017: Congratulations to Our Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ALiEM Awards! We reviewed some truly incredible submissions in all 3 categories – all were high caliber!...
Tactical Medicine News

APPLY NOW: 2018 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Program

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2018, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM ed...
Tactical Medicine News

26 Best Wellness Apps for Emergency Physicians | A Wellness Think Tank Initiative

If you have spent any time working in an emergency department in the last 10 years, you have undoubtedly come across a conversation about wellness ...
Tactical Medicine News

Announcing a Crowdsourced Wellness Initiatives Database for EM Residency Programs

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” – Plato The rigors of post-graduate training can strain even the most stoic of reside...
Tactical Medicine News

Welcome our ALiEM Deputy Editor in Chief: Dr. Derek Monette

It is with distinct pleasure that we announce our newest ALiEM team member, Dr. Derek Monette. Derek is a senior EM resident at the Harvard Affilia...
Tactical Medicine News

Winner of EEM Education Fellowship Contest: Dr. Moises Gallegos

After receiving numerous high-quality submissions, we are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education...
Tactical Medicine News

Thriving, Not Surviving, in Residency: JGME-ALiEM Hot Topics in Medical Education Journal Club

This year’s JGME-ALiEM Hot Topics in Medical Education journal club features the systematic review on residency wellness recently published in the ...
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

Introducing In-Line Expert Peer Review: Advancing the State of Academic Blogging

A peer review process, in one form or another, has long been the de facto standard for academic publishing. In 2013, ALiEM was the first FOAM resou...
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

Introducing CME for ALiEM via FOAMbase

Ever wish you could get Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM) you already consume? We are excited to...
Tactical Medicine News

Welcome to the FemInEM Job Board

The first question people ask when they hear about the new FemInEM job board is “Why would you have a job board just for women?” I smile briefly, a...
Tactical Medicine News

New initiative: Wellness Think Tank for EM residents

The issues of wellness, burnout, and resiliency have snowballed across nearly all health professions. Emergency Medicine (EM) specifically was sing...
Tactical Medicine News

A Starter’s Roadmap to EM Resources: Books, Websites, and Apps

With the start of the year, we welcomed a new group of faces into our respective residency programs. We can all still remember how daunting it was ...
Tactical Medicine News

Using Slack for Residency Communication – Do’s and Dont’s

One of the most difficult parts of residency and medical education is coordination and communication. Often residents and faculty alike can be foun...
Tactical Medicine News

AIR Series and AIR-Pro Series are moving to ALiEMU!

The ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) and AIR-Pro series are moving from this ALiEM blog, which uses embedded Google Forms for quizzes ...
Tactical Medicine News

Free ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book is now published

It is with great pleasure that we announce the first edition of the ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book in both PDF and iBook form. This free book was...
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

Trick-of-the-Trade: IV Compatibility Information at Your Fingertips

We often have less than optimal IV access to administer fluids, blood products, and medications in sick ED patients. If more than one medication ne...
Tactical Medicine News

Congrats to Dr. Delphine Huang: 2016 ALiEM-Essentials of EM Fellow

We are incredibly honored and excited to announce the contest winner for the ALiEM-hosted 2016 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EM) Fellow positio...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM Awards 2016: A Call for Nominations

ALiEM is proud to announce the 2016 Call for Award Nominations. We believe in supporting the hard work, creativity, and scholarly output that is en...
Tactical Medicine News

Social Media Index: Entering the Debate

On February 1, 2016, the St Emlyn’s blog published a post by notable FOAMite Dr. Simon Carley (@EMManchester) that critiqued the Social Media Index...
Tactical Medicine News

Naming contest for ACEP initiative on quality improvement – $250 prize

Are you creative? Got a knack for acronyms and catchy names? Want to have bragging rights on naming a major American College of Emergency Physician...
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...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM Faculty Incubator: Top 5 reasons we are excited about this opportunity for educator-scholars

There is a great need for faculty development, also known as professional development, in medicine and more specifically medical education. A recen...
Tactical Medicine News

The quality checklists for health professions blogs and podcasts

The use of blogs and podcasts within health professions education is rapidly increasing, especially among emergency medicine and critical care lear...
Tactical Medicine News

Best mobile apps for the emergency department (2015 ACEP Live talks)

At the recent 2015 ACEP Scientific Assembly in Boston, many of emergency medicine’s (EM) finest speakers arrived to share their expertise with the ...
Tactical Medicine News

5 Scheduling Software Options in the Emergency Department: An In-Depth Review

From the dawn of Emergency Medicine, the tradition of schedule creation has been an arduous task handed down from chief to chief. Only the most mas...
Tactical Medicine News

PV Card: One Minute Preceptor – NERDS Mnemonic

As we transition into the new academic year, rising senior residents and new attendings will face a difficult challenge: precepting a medical stude...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEMU School Doors Open – Featuring the CAPSULES Series

Our virtual school doors are open starting today to ALiEM University (ALiEMU), which can best be thought of as our open-access, on-demand, online ...
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