A User’s Guide to the ALiEM Emergency Medicine Match Advice Web Series

Michael A. Gisondi, MD, et al.

ALiEM EM Match Advice is a web series hosted on the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine website. This article serves as a user’s guide to the series, including a timeline for viewing each episode, brief summaries of the panel discussions, and reflection questions for discussion between students and their faculty advisors.

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Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers about Study Designs in Medical Education

Michael Gottlieb, MD, et al.

A proper understanding of study design is essential to creating successful studies. This is also important when reading or peer reviewing publications. In this article, we aimed to identify and summarize key papers that would be helpful for faculty members interested in learning more about study design in medical education research.

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Academic Primer Series: Key Papers About Competency-Based Medical Education

Robert Cooney, MD, MSMedEd, et al.

Competency-based medical education (CBME) presents a paradigm shift in medical training. This outcome-based education movement has triggered substantive changes across the globe. Since this transition is only beginning, many faculty members may not have experience with CBME nor a solid foundation in the grounding literature.

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Academic Primer Series: Key Papers About Peer Review

Lalena M. Yarris, MD, MCR, et al.

Peer review is a key component of academic publishing, and aims to provide rigor and relevance to the publishing process.This paper is a narrative review that highlights some important literature that may assist junior educators who are seeking to learn more about the peer-review process.

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Academic Primer Series: Key Papers About Teaching with Technology

Megan Boysen-Osborn, MD, MHPE, et al.

The acquisition of knowledge was previously limited by one’s access to experts, instructors or textbooks, but now learners have access to resources from around the globe. Learners can choose from digital textbooks, open-access journals, online encyclopedias, podcasts, blogs, free open-access medical education (FOAM), massive open online courses (MOOCs), the Khan academy, and TED talks.

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WestJEM/ Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health

333 The City Blvd. West, Rt 128-01
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.