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Physician Wellness in the COVID-19 Era | Wellness Think Tank

by Moises Gallegos, MD MPH
Jul 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways, and for trainees in medicine, the new day-to-day experience of residency continues to ada...
Tactical Medicine News

National Physician Suicide Awareness Day 2019

To address the growing issue of physician suicide, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), in collaboration with AAEM, AC...
Tactical Medicine News

2019-20 Wellness Think Tank: Open call for 30 passionate EM residents focused on physician wellness

We are thrilled to announce the open call for the fourth class of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank. Every year has a different ambitious focus and thi...
Tactical Medicine News

Study: High Prevalence of Physician Burnout Among Emergency Medicine Residents Across the U.S.

In March 2017, our ALiEM Wellness Think Tank launched an ambitious initiative to try to identify the prevalence rate of U.S. emergency medicine...
Tactical Medicine News

Submit an abstract to give a national talk: Resident Wellness Innovation Plenary Session

On behalf of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank (WTT), we are thrilled to announce our partnership again with Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM). O...
Tactical Medicine News

Sign up for the Wellness Think Tank newsletter

Many residencies and departments in medicine have started or are thinking about starting local wellness newsletters and handouts. In an effort to h...
Tactical Medicine News

Approaching Wellness in the ED: A Conversation with Wellness Expert Dr. Shahina Braganza

The Wellness Think Tank created a podcast with wellness expert Dr. Shahina Braganza from the Gold Coast in Australia. Facilitated by Dr. Annahieta ...
Tactical Medicine News

Confronting Stress Before and After High Acuity Shifts: A Discussion with Performance Psychologist Dr. Jason Brooks

It’s almost the end of your sixth shift in a row. You are trying to finish up notes when you hear an overhead page. You find yourself in the middle...
Tactical Medicine News

3rd Annual Emergency Medicine Wellness Week | 2018 Highlights

We are set to wrap-up the 3rd Annual Emergency Medicine Wellness Week. The ALiEM Wellness Think Tank (WTT) collaborated with CanadiEM, ACEP, and th...
Tactical Medicine News

Resilience in EM Despite Litigation: An Interview with Dr. Gita Pensa

You have just signed out from one of the best shifts in your career. You feel like you were born to do this! You’re a great EM doctor! Then, you sp...
Tactical Medicine News

3rd Annual Emergency Medicine Wellness Week | March 11-17, 2018

In 2016, Emergency Medicine led the national charge to promote physical, mental, and emotional health of physicians. The American College of Emerge...
Tactical Medicine News

Call to EM residents: Apply to join the 2018 Wellness Think Tank

This is a call to action for residents who have the creativity and passion to make life better for all trainees. The 2017 Wellness Think Tank surve...
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

Reflections and Summaries from the 2017 Resident Wellness Consensus Summit

The first ever Resident Wellness Consensus Summit (RWCS) was held this year as a pre-day to Essentials of EM on May 15, 2017 in Las Vegas. This was...
Tactical Medicine News

Wellness and Resiliency during Residency: EM is a career with unresolved stories

“We do make a difference, but not just in the setting of resuscitating critically ill or injured people, but in putting people on the pathway to he...
Tactical Medicine News

Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Professional Identity Formation (featuring a podcast with Dr. Michael Weinstock)

“So I had medicine in my blood. But just because you have medicine in your blood doesn’t mean that it’s always smooth sailing.” —Michael Weinstock,...
Tactical Medicine News

Calling all U.S. EM residents: 5 Reasons to Fill out the 2017 National EM Resident Wellness Survey

This week the Wellness Think Tank is launching a resident wellness survey for Emergency Medicine residency training programs across the United Stat...
Tactical Medicine News

Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Life happens despite your best plans

When I got back home from taking [my board exams], having all these [negative] feelings swirling through my head, I remember driving up and seeing ...
Tactical Medicine News

Calling all EM residents: Join the Resident Wellness Consensus Summit!

It seems that the 2017 year is quickly shaping up to be one of grassroots action both politically and now in emergency medicine (EM). On May 15, 20...
Tactical Medicine News

Highlights from Second Annual EM Wellness Week

The second annual Emergency Wellness Week is coming to a close. This week we featured wellness initiatives that you can use to boost wellness in yo...
Tactical Medicine News

Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Debriefing Critical Incidents and podcast

“One of the residents that I was working with was yelled at once by somebody else because he had cried while giving a family bad news. I think ever...
Tactical Medicine News

Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Work-Life Balancing Act

“The hardest thing for me was trying to find time to do things aside from being a resident. When you’re working six 12 hours shifts in a week, ther...
Tactical Medicine News

Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Strategizing with ZDoggMD

Unless you are living under a rock, many healthcare and public media platforms are talking about the insidious problems with burnout in the health ...
Tactical Medicine News

Wellness and Resiliency During Residency: Interprofessional Conflict

“It’s rarely the patients that hurt me. It’s my colleagues in the hospital.” “[Interprofessional conflict] is so underappreciated as a source of s...
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...
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