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...

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Editor’s Note:  This week we bring your the male perspective on parenting as a resident. -TChan Let me start by saying that my life plan involved going straight through college, and like an old steam engine train, chugging straight through medical school and residency before even...

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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...