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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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Friday, May 1, 2020

What’s the diagnosis for this 66-year-old with hemoptysis, dyspnea, and atrial fibrillation who is on Eliquis and has hypertension, congestive heart failure, and apnea?

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

​A 64-year-old man with swelling of his tongue and neck gave Dr. Alice Lee and Cristian Patterson, DO, a run for their money. What’s the diagnosis?

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Dr. Lee and Salim Rezaie, MD, delve into the case of a 73-year-old woman with acute onset of thoracic back pain. What's the diagnosis?

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Dr. Lee and special guest Greg Henry, MD, talk through the case of a 66-year-old man who presented with acute onset of vision problems. What's the diagnosis?

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Dr. Lee and Evie Marcolini, MD, discuss an elderly woman with concerning symptoms for stroke, but is she really having a stroke?

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