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EM Match Advice Podcast: Mid-Interview Season Check-In | We want to hear from you

By |Nov 29, 2022|Categories: EM Match Advice|0 Comments

We are at the mid-point of the academic year and smack in the middle of residency interview season for EM-bound medical students. Look at how far you've come since your first interview! As you stare down the finish line of the interview season, the questions you now have are likely different than those in September. We are just checking in with you and want to hear from YOU. This is the first time we are hosting a Q&A episode. What questions do you have about the EM residency match process? Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (EM Match Advice host and Stanford [+]

How I Educate Series: Jessie Werner, MD

By |Nov 23, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  This week’s How I Educate post features Dr. Jessie Werner, the Clerkship Director and Medical Education Fellowship Director at UCSF Fresno. Dr. Werner spends all of her shifts with learners which include emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and fellows. She describes her practice environment as a busy (120,000 patients/year) ED in the central valley healthcare desert. Below she shares with us her approach to teaching learners on shift.  Name 3 words that describe a teaching shift with you. Educational, hands-on, and accessible.  What delivery methods do use when teaching on shift? I'm [+]

How I Educate Series: Stephanie Lareau, MD

By |Oct 26, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education|0 Comments

This week’s How I Educate post features Dr. Stephanie Lareau, the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Director and Medical Director of Emergency Services at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic. Dr. Lareau spends approximately 50% of her shifts with learners which include emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, and medical students. Her practice environment is split between an academic and community hospital. She spends 25% of her time at the academic level 1 trauma center that is home to an EM residency and medical school. The other 75% of her clinical shifts are at a 12-bed community ED which also has both resident and [+]

  • Fork in Road Disappearance of FOAM blog podcast

The Fall of FOAM

By |Oct 19, 2022|Categories: Academic, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|0 Comments

The landscape of emergency medicine and critical care (EM/CC) blogs and podcasts has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. The number of free, open-access EM/CC blogs and podcasts has plummeted. As reported by Lin and colleagues in JMIR Education (2022), these sites decreased in number from 183 in 2014 to just 109 this year– a drop of 40.1% [1]. via GIPHY This comes after a period of rapid growth of these educational resources in the late 2000's [2], with expectations that new sites would continue to come online. It is unclear when the combined number of EM/CC blogs [+]

How I Educate Series: Molly Estes, MD

By |Oct 12, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education|0 Comments

This week's How I Educate post features Dr. Molly Estes, the Clerkship Director and Medical Education Fellowship Director at Loma Linda University. Dr. Estes spends approximately 80% of her shifts with learners which include emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, and medical students. She practices at a university hospital that is a level 1 trauma center, STEMI receiving center, and comprehensive stroke center. Below she shares with us her approach to teaching learners on shift. Name 3 words that describe a teaching shift with you. Humorous, practical, stretching. What delivery methods do use when teaching on shift? Mostly verbal discussion, [+]

IDEA Series: Ultrasound-capable, 3D-printed central line trainer

By |Sep 30, 2022|Categories: IDEA series, Medical Education, Ultrasound|0 Comments

Problem: Central venous line (CVL) placement is a key skill for emergency medicine providers. Sites for central line placement include the internal jugular vein, subclavian vein, and femoral vein. Indications include, but are not limited to fluid resuscitation, medication administration, central venous pressure monitoring, pulmonary artery catheter introduction, and transvenous pacing wire placement. Procedural complications can include catheter-associated infection and arterial puncture. Success rates for CVL placement vary based on location and provider experience [1-3]. Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) increases both success rate and patient safety when used to guide CVL placement [4]. Figure 1. Setup for ultrasound-capable, 3D-printed [+]

How I Educate Series: John Casey, DO

By |Sep 28, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week’s How I Educate post features Dr. John Casey, the Program Director at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. Dr. Casey spends 100% of his shifts with learners, including emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, medical students, nursing students, physician assistants/nurse practitioner students, and EMS students. He describes his practice environment as a busy community teaching hospital located on the city's edge, with a diverse patient population and many socioeconomic challenges. Below he shares with us his approach to teaching learners on shift. Name 3 words that describe a teaching shift with you. Use. The. Force. What learning theory [+]

How I Educate Series: Alex Koyfman, MD

By |Sep 21, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week’s How I Educate post features Dr. Alex Koyfman, who serves as core faculty at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX. Dr. Koyfman spends approximately 90% of his shifts with learners, including emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, medical students, and physician assistants. He works clinically at Parkland Memorial Hospital which is the busiest urban ED in the country.  He also spends time in their independent urgent care and ED observation unit, both of which also have a mix of different learners. Below he shares with us his approach to teaching learners on shift. Name 4 words that describe a teaching [+]

How I Educate Series: Andy Little, DO

By |Sep 14, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education|0 Comments

  This week’s How I Educate post features Dr. Andy Little, the Associate Program Director at AdventHealth Florida in Orlando. Dr. Little spends approximately 90% of his shifts with learners, including emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, and medical students. He describes his practice environment as a busy community EM residency program that sees over 100,000 patients per year. Below he shares with us his approach to teaching learners on shift. Name 3 words that describe a teaching shift with you. Malleable, understanding, fun. What delivery methods do use when teaching on shift? Post its and fill in the blanks. [+]

How I Educate Series: Geoff Comp, DO

By |Sep 7, 2022|Categories: How I Educate, Medical Education|0 Comments

This week’s How I Educate post features Dr. Geoff Comp, the Associate Program Director at Creighton University School of Medicine/Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Comp spends all of his shifts with learners, including emergency medicine residents, off-service residents, and medical students. He describes his practice environment as a county hospital with a Level 1 Trauma designation that has both an adult and pediatric emergency room. Below he shares with us his approach to teaching learners on shift. Name 3 words that describe a teaching shift with you. Innovative, evidenced-based, fun What delivery methods do use when [+]