Browsing: January 2016

Diversifying Emergency Medicine The Importance of a Diverse Physician Workforce In 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a report highlighting that the number of black ma
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Wellness: The Life You Save May Be Your Patient's and Your Own Residency has been a challenging but fulfilling chapter in my life. But there have been times when I've fought cynicism and burnout. On
ED-ECMO: Coming Soon to an ED Near You A 52-year-old man experiences crushing sub-sternal chest pain while walking through the mall and slumps to the floor. EMS performs an EKG and notes tombstone ST
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Is the Sky Falling? The past year saw a flurry of activity in the world of health policy, with movement in the regulatory and legislative realms on multiple fronts. For emergency medicine physicians,
Redefining the (Emergency) Physician-Astronaut (All images courtesy of NASA. Above, emergency physician Scott Parazynski, MD, participates in an Extravehicular Activity during STS-120, the 23rd shutt
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What You Want to Know About EM Residency Programs As medical students, we are in love with understanding our future. If crystal balls ever become available on Amazon Prime, we'll all choose same-day
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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: The Anti-Munchies Introduction "The munchies” is a common term familiar to both casual and chronic marijuana users that amusingly describes the appetite-stimulating
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Letter from the Editor If you had asked my elementary school self what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said an astronaut. I wore space suits made of painter’s coveralls, built a paper-mâc
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EMRA Sports Medicine Fellowship Playbook The EMRA Sports Medicine Division is excited about its mission to increase awareness, resources, and opportunity for those emergency medicine (EM) residents a
On Being the Best The first-ever Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ was observed this January. It was a good opportunity to take stock of wellness on a personal, program-based, and profession-wide lev