AnnalsEMDid you know that there is a section in the Annals of Emergency Medicine that is written by EM residents only? As Annals’ Resident Fellow, I wanted to share a great writing and publishing opportunity with my fellow residents. Many of the residents who have published in this series have gone on to do great things in EM as faculty members. 

The Residents’ Perspective section is now in its 16th year. The purpose of the column is to create a forum for the discussion and analysis of topics affecting trainees in EM. They were written as informative instructional pieces, educational research, referenced position papers, or uniquely resident perspectives on current EM topics.

Examples of previous articles

  • Meguerdichian DA, Heiner JD, Younggren BN. Emergency medicine simulation: a resident’s perspective. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jul;60(1):121-6.
  • Morton MJ, Korley FK. Head computed tomography use in the emergency department for mild traumatic brain injury: integrating evidence into practice for the resident physician. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Sep;60(3):361-7.
  • Jones CW, Platts-Mills TF. Understanding commonly encountered limitations in clinical research: an emergency medicine resident’s perspective. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 May;59(5):425-431.e11.
  • Reiter DA, Lakoff DJ, Trueger NS, Shah KH. Individual interactive instruction: an innovative enhancement to resident education. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jan;61(1):110-3.
  • Medlej K, Lewiss R. I’m an emergency medicine resident with a special interest in ultrasonography: should I take a certification examination? Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;58(5):490-3.
  • Taira BR. Public health interventions in the emergency department: one resident’s perspective. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Mar;61(3):326-9.


If you are a current resident in EM and have an idea that you would like to discuss in the Residents’ Perspective section, I’d like invite you to submit an abstract (limit 300 words, double-spaced) outlining the background and significance of the topic to EM residents. Those with novel content will be invited to submit a full manuscript for peer review. The deadline is rolling, and all manuscripts will undergo the same peer review process as all other submissions to Annals.

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Cindy Hsu, MD PhD

Cindy Hsu, MD PhD

Resident Fellow, Annals of Emergency Medicine
Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Cindy Hsu, MD PhD

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