Browsing: August 2016

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EMRA Mentorship Program Check out EMRA's mentorship program! Many believe that having a physician mentor is one of the most valuable resources for medical students interested in becoming a successful
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Program Director Interview Series: Mary Westergaard, MD, FACEP | University of Wisconsin This month we interviewed Mary Westergaard, MD, FACEP, Program Director at the University of Wisconsin Emergen
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LAC 2016: Informative and Engaging On May 15-18 this year, more than 500 emergency physicians from around the country joined together in Washington, D.C., at the premier event for learning about and
ECG Challenge Case. A 75-year-old male with a history of systolic congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents with shortness o
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How Becoming a Patient's Family Member Changed Me as a Doctor How on earth did patients and loved ones who have no formal training in health care or medicine manage to keep their composure when battl
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In This State House: Life as a Physician in the Legislature There I was, sitting in Starbucks with a recently elected state representative. As a new healthy policy fellow and emergency physician, I w
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Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Infective Endocarditis Pediatric infective endocarditis (IE) is a diagnostically challenging infection in children, as it often presents with vague or subtle sig
Sepsis-3: Redefining Sepsis What EM Residents Need to Know Sepsis definitions were last revised in 2001. Since then, discoveries have been made regarding the pathobiology, management, and epidemiolog
Introducing the ALTO Alternatives to Opioids Program Steven Stack, MD, FACEP, an emergency medicine physician and immediate past-president of AMA, confronted the crisis in an open letter to America's
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Bridging the Gap: Gender and Leadership in Emergency Medicine Emergency medicine (EM) residents face many time constraints: long work hours, endless emails, reading lists, research requirements, and