• Drawing

Sketchcasting on What Drives Us

By |Jun 15, 2010|Categories: Social Media & Tech|Tags: |

I recently came across a new means of online teaching and information delivery called sketchcasting. The premise isn’t new. It combines a podcast (someone speaking) with visuals (images). In sketchcasting, the images are instead someone drawing on a virtual whiteboard in real-time to convey information. I recently found a sketchcast with stop-motion and speed-up effects, which really made the presentation dynamic and super-engaging. This sketchcast by Dan Pink (Author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”) was created by the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). […]

  • Emergency Sign

Poll: How do you recover from a night shift?

By |May 4, 2010|Categories: Life|Tags: |

There are so many amazing things that we get to see and do as emergency physicians. We see sick, undifferentiated patients who need our help acutely. We have cool toys, such as ultrasounds. We get to do great procedures. We work on a shift-based schedule. We work in team-based fashion with fun nurses, technicians, and staff. However, one major down side is that almost all of us work some night shifts. […]

Joining the Research Blogging community

By |Apr 6, 2010|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

Yesterday, I posted a review of an Academic Medicine education article on how to prepare medical students for their clinical clerkships, based on the Kolb learning cycle model. My blog post is now also linked and searchable from the Research Blogging network at http://researchblogging.org. Thanks to Life in the Fast Lane, who told me about the site. […]

Work in progress: Poster on blogging

By |Mar 16, 2010|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

I need your help with a project! My poster on blogging was accepted to the annual UCSF Academy of Medical Educator’s Education Day. Feelings of joy and validation were quickly followed by terror and inadequacy. In order to get my poster costs reimbursed, I have to get feedback from my co-authors and incorporate that feedback into the poster. As you can see from the poster title on top, I have no co-authors! Since you are all my virtual co-authors, I thought I’d solicit for comments and suggestions. […]

EM blogger roll call

By |Mar 9, 2010|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

How do I keep up with the information from the myriad of Emergency Medicine websites out there? Blogs, Twitter, Journals, oh my. Thanks to LifeInTheFastLane, you can check out all the current EM bloggers out there with their Twitter name and RSS feed links! I had no idea there were so many. I can appreciate how much time and effort it took to compile this list. Fantastic job, guys. […]

iPhone uses in the Emergency Department

By |Feb 18, 2010|Categories: Social Media & Tech, Tricks of the Trade|Tags: |

Occasionally, I get a rare – “Hey congrats on the article!” comment from residents or students. It’s usually in reference to my ACEP News column that comes out every 3 months on Tricks of the Trade. However, I got about 3 shout-outs in the past 2 days. How odd. Then I saw one of our office staff who was reading EM News. “Hey cool!” she said. Totally confused, I realized that I was quoted on the front page of this week’s publication about iPhone applications in EM. Many months ago, I had done a brief telephone interview with the writer. [...]

  • Pocket Contents

What’s in your pocket on an ED shift?

By |Dec 18, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

I am always curious about what people carry in their scrubs and lab coat pockets. Often you can identify residents based on what they are carrying or wearing. Stereotypically, I find the following: Long reflex hammer jutting way out of the lab coat pocket – Neurology Plaster smears on their scrub tops and bottoms – Orthopedics Fluffy animal on their stethoscope and/or lab coat – Pediatrics LMP wheel – Obstetrics/Gynecology Small textbook in lab coat pocket – a medical student […]

  • Ernie Wang

Faculty hero: Ernest Wang (part 2)

By |Dec 8, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

  Clinical Assistant Professor, NorthShore University HealthSystemAcademic Director, Center for Simulation Technology & Academic Research (CSTAR)Associate Program Director, University of Chicago EM Residency […]

Faculty hero: Ernest Wang (part 1)

By |Dec 1, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

Ernest Wang, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, NorthShore University HealthSystem Academic Director, Center for Simulation Technology & Academic Research (CSTAR)Associate Program Director, University of Chicago EM Residency […]

Faculty highlight: Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton

By |Oct 13, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

A large part of the reason why I love academics so much is that I get to meet really inspiring emergency physicians, who are passionate about their cause. I can't imagine a more dedicated person than my friend Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton, who is the Associate Program Director at LSU in New Orleans. Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton Associate Program Director, Emergency MedicineAssistant Professor, Louisiana State Univ Health Sciences Ctr, New Orleans Clinical Research Scholar, Tulane University Lisa, I know that you have your hand in lots of areas within Emergency Medicine, but what would you call your niche? My academic niche is [...]