Life Beyond Medicine | ...

I recently wrote a piece for our Life Beyond Medicine series explaining why running specifically, and physical activity more generally, is such a central part of my mental well-being as a resident. On writing it, however, I realised that something big was missing: Running is an important...

Things I Wish I knew as...

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth post in the BoringEM Research week series. Below we hear from Dr. Rob Green, researcher extraordinaire, about medical student research  He was featured earlier this week in “Guess Who? Canadian EM Research Edition” but today reflects on...

Medical Student Researc...

Editor’s note: This is the second post in the BoringEM Research Week series. We had the fortune of hearing  from three star medical students who are actively involved in research while also fulfilling the requirements medical school. Needless to say they have some great tips for...

Life Beyond Medicine | ...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Medicine can be an all-consuming pursuit. Need proof? Sit 3-4 healthcare providers together at a table, and what is the automatic reaction? They talk about work. Recognizing this, you might have noticed that we’ve started a series entitled ‘Life Beyond Medicine’...

Life Beyond Medicine | ...

“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.” - Stephen Hawking Batman vs. the Snake Oil Despite my somewhat fatalistic title, I love what I do. I’m like Batman. By day, I treat patients with heart disease, a. fib, or aortic stenosis and...

#EMexams | Crowd-sourci...

CALLING ALL STAFF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANSWe need your help! Remember not so long ago when you wrote that little quiz known as the Emergency Medicine Board Exam? No? Have you gone through CBT to forget it? Think back to those days when your life revolved around that little quiz because...

Life Beyond Medicine: W...

When I was applying to medical school, I got the sense that the more non-academic activities I participated in, the more well-rounded I was, the greater the chances of my success. It wasn’t a stretch for me. Among other activities, I was heavily involved in synchronised swimming and had...

Battle Hymn of the Tige...

BoringEM from Brent Thoma, and boy, has it been a whirlwind! There have been a lot of changes: we’ve increased our team size, developed an editorial board, created a staff reviewing panel… and we’re on track to more than double our pageviews in the 2014-2015 year. After 6 months of...