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Michelle Lin Medical Doctor

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
San Francisco, California
I recently started my blog (AcademicLifeinEM.blogspot.com) as a means to show medical students, residents, and practicing emergency physicians about what life is like in academic Emergency Medicine. A large draw for going into academia includes teaching, meeting and working with amazing people,... Full Bio
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ALiEM has moved by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Academic Life in Emergency Medicine has outgrown this blog platform and moved. Please reset your browser bookmark to http://ALiEM.com Thanks and see ... Read on »
The blog is moving! by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The blog is now four years old! Our birthday wish that we could upgrade and move our blog to a new platform is coming true! Before this happens though, we nee ... Read on »
RUSH protocol: Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Patients with hypotension or shock have high mortality rates, and traditional physical exam techniques can be misleading. Diagnosis ... Read on »
Navigating the Waters of Medical Education and Social Media by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy SUNY Downstate  Department of Emergency Medicine held a lecture series May 22, 2013 as a primer for the EM residents on how to use social media to enhanc ... Read on »
PV card: Pediatric Assessment Triangle by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Have you heard of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle? Taught in the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) certification course, it provides a cle ... Read on »
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Prehospital Intubation by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Worldwide, death from cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital setting remains the leading cause of mortality. Focuses have aimed at improving bystander CPR, public ... Read on »
Welcome new blog team member: Dr. Matt Astin by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Matt Astin, MD MPHClinical Assistant Professor of EM and IMMedical Center of Central GeorgiaMercer University School of MedicineTwitter:  @mastinmd Welcome superstar ... Read on »
EM-IM Residency Training: Is 5 Years Worth It? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a new member of the ALiEM team, I am joining Dr. Salim Rezaie as the second member to be board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Since ... Read on »
Why do we lecture? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Lecturing is that mysterious process by means of which the contents of the note-book of the professor are transferred through the instrument of the foutain pen to the n ... Read on »
Patwari Academy video: Child abuse injury patterns by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What are common injury patterns seen in children who are abused? Listen to this great 8 minute video by Dr. Rahul Patwari. ... Read on »
On the Horizon: Propofol for Migraines by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Propofol for the treatment of migraines in the ED might be on the horizon. This will possibly be a new practice in emergency medicine, althoug ... Read on »
Maximizing Conferences through Twitter by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Conferences are necessary. It’s how we network, exchange research ideas, and share advances in emergency medicine. The reality is that we cannot attend ever ... Read on »
PV Card: Contraindications to Thrombolytics in Stroke by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This PV card is an updated version of the PV card on Thrombolytic Contraindications for CVA from September 10, 2010, based on the Stroke 2013 AHA/ASA new guideline ... Read on »
Calcium before Diltiazem may reduce hypotension in rapid atrial dysrhythmias by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Case A 56 y/o man presents to the ED via ambulance. He was sent from clinic for 'new onset afib.' His pulse ranges between 130 and 175 bpm, while his blood ... Read on »
How Social Media is Making an Impact in Medicine by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Whether you realize it or not, the use of social media (i.e. Facebook, twitter, and blogs) has found its way into the world of medical students, re ... Read on »
Review: Emergency Medicine: Avoiding The Pitfalls and Improving The Outcomes by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A pitfall is defined as "an unapparent source of trouble or dagner; a hidden hazard" by thefreedictionary.com .  In the book Emergency Medicine: Avoiding the Pit ... Read on »
Patwari Academy video: Discharge instructions by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Read more about the writing ED discharge instructions. It's a crucial part of your care of patients. Learn about the pearls and pitfalls in writing instructions. It ... Read on »
SAEM/CORD slides: Social Media for Emergency Educators by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As requested by an audience member at today's talk at SAEM, Drs. Rob Cooney, Mike Bond, and I are sharing our slides and handout with you here. Handout in ... Read on »
Sim Case Series: Pediatric WPW by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As requested by an audience member at today's talk at SAEM, Drs. Rob Cooney, Mike Bond, and I are sharing our slides and handout with you here. H ... Read on »
PV card: Early repolarization vs STEMI on EKG by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Image courtesy of Dr. Steve Smith at HQMedEd-ecg.blogspot.com You are handed this EKG for a 50 yo man with moderate chest pain for 2 hours now and no associated ... Read on »