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About Michael Gisondi, MD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University
Editor, ALiEM EM Match Advice series
3 07, 2018

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Global Health Fellowship

2018-07-02T18:05:18+00:00

EM Fellowship Match Advice, now its in third season, is back to put the focus on Global Health Fellowships. A panel of three outstanding fellowship directors discuss the reasons why a resident may consider advanced training in this global health, future job opportunities, and the difference in approach between some of these programs. Hosted by Drs. Michael Gisondi and Michelle Lin, watch the video Google Hangout or listen to the Soundcloud podcast to learn more about Global Health!
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19 06, 2018

EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2018 Match

2018-06-19T09:56:05+00:00

A new academic year is upon us! Across the country, emergency medicine interns are orienting to their new hospitals and preparing for their first day as “doctor.” But before we look forward, what lessons can we learn from 2018 EM Residency Match cycle? In this EM Match Advice series installment, Dr. Michael Gisondi (Stanford), Dr. Michelle Lin (UCSF), and an esteemed panel of program directors discuss how competitive EM was in 2018, the standardized video interview, and the number of programs an average applicant should apply to this year. Bonus: we introduce the Lin-Gisondi correction factor, a (mostly facetious) tool to help applicants weigh the advice of their mentors!

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7 05, 2018

How Competitive was Emergency Medicine in the 2018 Match? The answer might surprise you.

2018-05-07T20:53:08+00:00

The National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP) recently published its annual Results and Data for the 2018 Main Residency Match®. How competitive was emergency medicine (EM)? Spoiler alert: not much changed! But to understand the full picture, we need to dive into the numbers, which look a lot different from last year. Below is a summary of the most pertinent results for EM, trended from 2011-2018. You will notice some striking differences in the data between the 2017 Match and the 2018 Match.
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27 01, 2018

EM Match Advice: County Residency Programs

2018-01-26T15:45:45+00:00

EM Match Advice is back with its last installment before the Rank Order List deadline (February 21), and puts the focus on county residency programs! In this episode, an esteemed panel peels back the curtain on what it means to work and train in some of the busiest public Emergency Departments in the United States. These programs share a special brand of team-centered training, and residents learn how to make the most of limited resources while caring for patients who are also often resource-poor. This incredible egalitarian spirit shines through in the discussion, hosted by Dr. Michael Gisondi. Watch the video Google Hangout or listen to the Soundcloud podcast to learn more about what it means to be “county.”
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5 12, 2017

EM Match Advice: Detroit Residency Programs

2017-12-09T21:06:26+00:00

The EM Match Advice Series is back with another regional episode. This time, our team pulls the curtain back on the EM programs in Detroit, where residents learn to master EM while experiencing the city’s exciting rebirth. Outstanding clinical opportunities and collaboration with other programs in the area are just 2 of the many reasons to explore these residency programs. Co-hosted by Drs. Michael Gisondi (Stanford) and Michelle Lin (UCSF), watch the video or listen to the podcast to learn more about each one!
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4 10, 2017

EM Match Advice: Northern California Residency Programs

2017-10-10T06:39:34+00:00

Northern California residency programs emergency medicineThe EM Residency Match Advice Series is back with its latest installment! For the first time, our team puts a regional flavor on an episode as we take a deep dive into the Northern California residency programs in Emergency Medicine (EM). These programs infuse multiple opportunities for regional collaboration into the residency experience. Activities include an annual incoming chief resident forum, Nor-Cal Sim Wars, wellness outings, and more! Hosted by Dr. Michael Gisondi, watch the video Google Hangout or listen to the edited Soundcloud podcast version to learn more about each of the programs and this special regional collaboration.

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26 07, 2017

Trick of the Trade: Gaze Testing Using “Selfie Mode” on Your Smartphone Camera

2017-07-26T10:35:49+00:00

gaze testingThe NIH Stroke Scale is used to assess the severity of a suspected stroke. It includes 11 neurologic exam components that can be quickly performed at the bedside. The second component of the NIH Stroke Scale is testing of voluntary horizontal eye movements, a.k.a., “best gaze”.1 Gaze is usually tested by instructing the patient to follow the examiner’s hand or pointer finger in a horizontal plane from side to side. This assessment assumes that the patient can comprehend instructions and actively participate in the physical exam.

But… how do you test gaze if your patient is aphasic or unable to follow commands?
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