iCubed: Impart, Instruct, & Inspire by Alice S. Y. Lee, MD

Dr. Lee shares what she has learned as an emergency physician in a high-acuity, high-volume hospital over her 26-year career in a monthly screencast — a podcast coupled with slides — where she discusses fascinating and interesting cases with colleagues. They dissect each case from presentation to diagnosis and disposition, trying to demonstrate "real" emergency medicine practice for the community emergency physician.

Dr. Lee was motivated to share her most interesting cases to 
impart, instruct, and inspire emergency physicians who are out there day after day, shift after shift, just doing their job. Those three Is give the screencast its name: iCubed. The screencast will impart knowledge to apply to everyday emergency medicine practice, instruct on the subtle and individual variations of compassionate bedside patient care, and most of all, inspire excellence in the practice of emergency medicine.

"I still love the medicine after all these years of practice. What we do really matters, but once we have finished our formal training, which is very organized and regimented, we are out in the real world," Dr. Lee said. "The difference between academic and clinical emergency medicine can be quite confusing and frustrating. My hope is to demonstrate how in real practice one goes about giving the best patient care possible. I will do this by walking through a real case each month, discussing the thought process as we go through the case."

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Dr. Lee and Mary Katherine Harper, MD, discuss an 89-year-old woman with abdominal pain, and wonder how you should proceed when the diagnosis could be one of many conditions.​

Friday, June 1, 2018

​Dr. Lee talks with Elisa Dannemiller, MD, about two men who present with flash burns. 

Watch her screencast!​

Monday, April 30, 2018

Alice Lee, MD, and Bill Fulton, MD, discuss the case of a 62-year-old with a ground-level fall while intoxicated. ​He is on Plavix, sustained a facial trauma, has a 10 cm laceration and a GCS of 15, and can’t move his arms. What’s his diagnosis? ​

Monday, April 2, 2018

​Dr. Lee and Elizabeth Ottney, DO, discuss the case of an 82-year-old man with a history of congestive heart failure and other heart problems who presents with severe weakness, shortness of breath, and chest pain. ​What's the diagnosis?

Watch her screencast!​​

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dr. Lee​ and Marc Zosky, MD, discuss the case of a 28-year-old with a seizure and two panic attacks. The kicker: She’s also diaphoretic, and all EPs know what Amal Mattu, MD, says about that.