Life beyond medicine | ...

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in a series of posts about life that exists beyond the bounds of the hospital. This is the first of two posts about parenting during residency, the next post will follow and provide the male perspective. – TChan Parenting during Residency:...

Finding a Mentor in Eme...

As a junior student with a budding interest in Emergency Medicine, I recently realized I was missing a crucial component for building a successful EM career: a mentor. A mentor may provide a protégé with career advice, research and networking opportunities, personal guidance, and perhaps...

BoringEM: We Need Your ...

Digital Scholarship & the Scholarship of Teaching Editor’s note: Alia Dharamsi is a PGY1 from the University of Toronto. She will be completing the first ever Digital Scholarship Elective with myself (Dr. Teresa Chan) & Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak this December.  The following...

The 3 Biggest Challenge...

Getting into medical school is hard. According to recent statistics, both applicants and University enrollment have been increasing. The desire to become a doctor is at an all-time high and many claim that the hardest part of medical school is actually getting in. Whether or not that...

#TipsforEMexams: Dr. Ch...

Name: Chris Hicks, MD, MEd, FRCPC, Survivor of the 2009 Royal College EM exam Where are you now? Emergency physician, trauma team leader at St. Mike’s in Toronto.  Associate program director, FRCP-EM training program, University of Toronto.   My Tips: ​Learn to think like an...

#TipsforEMexams: Heathe...

Survivor of the 1997 exam (wow… does the exam really go that far back?) There is not much to add to the excellent tips already posted. But here I go with my tips. Incidentally they are the same things that I frequently tell my children! Answer practice questions – over and over again....

#TipsforEMexams: The Ps...

So, I ran into my friend Meghan McConnell the other day and we got chatting about how to make examinations less of a horrible experience. Dr. McConnell is a PhD researcher in the world renowned Program for Education Research & Development at McMaster University. Her research...

#TipsforEMexams: Aaron ...

The snowball nomination fun has begun!  Originally I nominated Rob Woods, when then nominated Aaron Sibley from Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS).  Rob is currently an examiner for the RC exams, but he has kindly sent along some really good tips for studying that do not violate the...