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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
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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8 06, 2017

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

2017-06-04T23:18:57+00:00

pediatric emergency medicine fellowship EM Match AdviceThe second season of our EM Fellowship Match Advice Series launches with this insightful discussion with Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship Directors from across the United States talking about the nuances of applying into this ACGME fellowship, particularly through the lens of EM-trained residents. Hosted by Dr. Michael Gisondi, watch this video Google Hangout or listen to the edited Soundcloud podcast version for details.

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3 06, 2017

EM Match Advice: The Standardized Video Interview

2017-06-04T15:43:36+00:00

standardized video interview on EM Match Advice seriesIt is not very often that the ERAS application process for residency positions changes from year to year. In 2018, there is going to be a new component added – the Standardized Video Interview (SVI) launched by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). All EM applicants in the 2018 application season are required to complete this interview during June 6 – July 31, 2017. Because it is such a new process, we invited key various stakeholders to the virtual table. The discussion was hosted by Drs. Michael Gisondi (Stanford) and Michelle Lin (UCSF/ALiEM).

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17 05, 2017

Our “User’s Guide to the EM Match Advice Web Series” is published in WestJEM

2017-05-08T18:17:53+00:00

user's guide to the EM Match Advice Series

It’s that time of year again… when the sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom… and new senior medical students are preparing for next year’s Match.

Emergency Medicine (EM) remains a very popular specialty choice. EM enjoys a 99% annual fill rate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match, with approximately 80% of positions going to U.S. allopathic senior medical students. Students seek many sources of career advice when preparing for their EM clerkships and the residency interview process. Unfortunately, career advice often comes from near-peers and medical school faculty members in other specialties, rather than EM residency directors and clerkship directors. Given the variable quality of information offered as ‘career advice,’ students can be left with inaccurate and confusing opinions about how to assess their candidacy and compete in the Match.

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