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16 03, 2019

Study: High Prevalence of Burnout Among Emergency Medicine Residents Across the U.S.

2019-03-15T20:47:37+00:00

In March 2017, our ALiEM Wellness Think Tank launched an ambitious initiative to try to identify the prevalence rate of U.S. emergency medicine (EM) resident burnout across the country. No study to date had been done to assess this. Amazingly we got a response from over 1,500 confirmed U.S. EM residents from 193 residency programs purely through our social media, email listservs, and Wellness Think Tank outreach efforts. We measured burnout using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS). This 22-item MBI-HSS is the most common, validated tool used to measure burnout in healthcare professionals. It assesses 3 subscale domains:

  • Emotional exhaustion (EE), which means being emotionally depleted at work
  • Depersonalization (DP), which means a lack of feelings or negative, cynical feelings towards others
  • Personal accomplishment (PA), which is a positive sense of self-evaluation and success at work.

A combination of high EE, high DP, and/or low PA scores are correlated with burnout.1,2 This post reviews some of the highlights from our study, High Prevalence of Burnout among Emergency Medicine Residents across the US, which was recently accepted by Annals of Emergency Medicine and published online.3

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7 03, 2019

SAEM Research Learning Series: Exception From Informed Consent

2019-03-08T18:32:12+00:00
SAEM Research Learning Series: EFIC

Have you ever wondered how researchers are able to conduct prospective studies on truly emergent conditions, such as cardiac arrest and status epilepticus? How can they obtain informed consent? In this Research Learning Series podcast episode from SAEM, Dr. Jill Baren (University of Pennsylvania) shares stories, pearls, and roadblocks in her career, conducting emergency research under the Exception From Informed Consent (EFIC) regulations. As an established researcher in this area,1–9 Dr. Baren shares advice and stories which include reaching to the community, getting angry hot-line comments, and getting push-back from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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20 02, 2019

SAEM Research Learning Series: Writing a Winning Abstract for a Scientific Meeting

2019-03-06T23:46:42+00:00
SAEM research learning series

In this podcast episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series, Drs. Mary and Nate Haas interview Daren M. Beam, MD MS (Indiana University) talk about his research career. Listen to this episode which is chock full of practical pearls to help you get ahead with submitting a winning abstract for a scientific meeting or conference. As a bonus, you will also hear behind-the-scenes stories about how the PE Rule-out Criteria (PERC) rule came to be while he was a research coordinator before medical school. Did you know that it was originally nicknamed the “PE Pink Sheet”?

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17 01, 2019

SAEM Research Learning Series: How to Turn Your Interest into Research

2019-01-10T18:48:02+00:00

SAEM research learning series

In this podcast episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series, Drs. Mary and Nate Haas interview Zackary Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP from University of Pennsylvania (research bio). In this episode, Zack shares practical advice, framed by his own personal path to building a successful research career. Listen to how he evolved from originally being a prehospital researcher to carving a unique niche in research on evidence-based narratives.

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19 12, 2018

SAEM Research Learning Series: Trying to Avoid and Handling Grant Rejection

2018-12-18T17:46:07+00:00

grant rejectionIn this podcast episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series, Drs. Mary and Nate Haas interview Dr. Rob Ehrman, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State School of Medicine. Dr. Ehrman is a prolific researcher on the effects of sepsis on cardiac function. Take a listen to this 18-minute podcast filled with practical tips on trying to avoid and handling a research grant rejection.

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5 12, 2018

SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Common IRB Pitfalls

2018-12-05T10:25:35+00:00

IRB pitfallsThis installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. James Paxton, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the IRB at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. The topic of this podcast focuses common IRB application pitfalls that Dr. Paxton sees from his vantage point.

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21 11, 2018

SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Writing Specific Aims for a Grant

2018-11-20T23:10:31+00:00

SAEM RLS podcast: specific aimsIn this installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. Michael Puskarich (Associate Professor and Research Director at Hennepin Medical Center), who is an accomplished researcher [Google Scholar citations] on the metabolic response of humans to severe sepsis. This podcast takes a deep dive into the topic of writing specific aims for your research grant proposals. These do’s and don’ts can make or break one’s application.

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