Welcome a new superstar blogger, Dr. Christina Shenvi (@clshenvi), to the ALiEM team. If there’s one talent I have, it’s spotting the rising academic star. As the new Geriatrics EM fellow at the University of North Carolina, she’ll be starting her monthly series of blog posts on Geriatric EM. I jumped at the chance when she came up with the idea of this series, since there is never enough teaching about the unique aspects in the emergent care of older patients. Since meeting her in March 2013 at the annual CORD meeting, it’s been the longest 4 months anxiously waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for her to start her Geriatric EM fellowship and contributing blog articles.
Here’s a little bit more about Christina in her own words:
After a PhD in Chemistry at UC-Berkeley and Medical School at Yale, I moved down south for residency at the University of North Carolina. I graduated in 2013 and stayed on for a fellowship in Geriatric EM, with an focus on medical education. My goal is to help bring to the forefront topics of interest within Geri-EM, and to invite discussion about them. Geri-EM is a rapidly growing specialty that will become even more important to the healthcare system, emergency medicine as a field, and to our daily practice in the decades ahead.