Faculty spotlight: Dr. Renee Hsia

By |Jun 23, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

There are so many interesting and inspiring EM faculty and none more so than in our own department at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Renee Hsia is a rising superstar in our department who has received numerous fancy awards and grants including the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Scholar award. She makes me feel small, insignificant, and uncultured. For instance, I thought Eritrea was a rash. Anyway, read below to see what I mean. Good thing I can at least beat her in foosball. […]

Faculty spotlight: Dr. Rob Rogers

By |Jun 16, 2009|Categories: Life|Tags: |

Over the years, I have gotten to meet lots of really inspiring and fun EM faculty across the country through random encounters. Recently, I got to hang out with Dr. Rob Rogers (Univ Maryland), sitting at a beachside bar in Barbados during the Carribean EM Congress. The picture above is what he calls his “Corona commercial” shot. We were both speakers at the conference and couldn’t believe the gorgeous weather in January. […]

Blogs – perfect for medical education

By |Jun 14, 2009|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

I started this blog on life in academic emergency medicine after having read many articles about how a blog (short for “web log”) is the communication and teaching tool of the future. This is an example of Web 2.0 technology. I found a great slide set by Frank Calberg, an innovator and educator from Switzerland. Step through the following slides to read more about how blogs are great for teaching and are here to stay. […]

Joining the blogging world

By |Jun 5, 2009|Categories: Social Media & Tech|

I am joining the Web 2.0 world of social networking and am inspired by all the medical blog sites out there. As an Emergency Medicine faculty member at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the county affiliate hospital to UCSF, I have gravitated towards a niche in medical education and particularly how it intersects with new technologies.