60-second soapboxGet ready for another round of 60-Second Soapbox! Each episode, one lucky individual gets exactly 1 minute to present their rant-of-choice to the world. Any topic is on the table – clinical, academic, economic, or whatever else may interest an EM-centric audience. We carefully remix your audio to add an extra splash of drama and excitement. Even more exciting, participants get to challenge 3 of their peers to stand on a soapbox of their own!


Patrick Bafuma, PA-C
Lead Physician Assistant, Columbia Memorial Hospital



  1. Chan R. Oral versus intravenous antibiotics for community acquired lower respiratory tract infection in a general hospital: open, randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 1995. PMID: 7787537
  2. Haran JP. Factors influencing the development of antibiotic associated diarrhea in ED patients discharged home: risk of administering IV antibiotics. Am J Emerg Med. 2014. PMID : 25149599
  3. Lorgelly PK. Oral versus i.v. antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia in children: a cost-minimisation analysis. Eur Respir J. 2010. PMID: 19717479

Dr. Mark Favot
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director
Wayne State University/Sinai-Grace Hospital



Dr. Tamara Augustine
Chief Resident, Wayne State University/Sinai-Grace Hospital
Matriculating Global Health Fellow, University of California – San Francisco


  • Dr. Katrina Godderz
  • Dr. Ciara Barclay-Buchanan (@cbb_md)
  • Dr. Karyn Kohler

Sam Shaikh, DO

Sam Shaikh, DO

Editor, 60-Second Soapbox series
Assistant Clinical Professor, Rocky Vista University
Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
2014-15 ALiEM-CORD Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellow
Sam Shaikh, DO


Emergency Medicine Physician & Electronic Music Producer from Colorado Springs. Tweets are for educational purposes only and are not medical advice #FOAM