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Tackling Transitions: The Pace of Medical Training and Practice At this time of year, nearly everyone on the physician's path is in a state of transition. For many, the beginnings of medical school,
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Train Tracks This poem is intended to bring to life the inner turmoil and conflict that so many of us live with on a daily basis, day in and day out, as we see so many patients with chronic, preventa
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Man vs Machine Computer screens burn my eyes. But patients expectantly staring at me from a distance while I interact with a machine is even more uncomfortable. Entering medicine, I envisioned spendi
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The Why, and the What's Next I'm on the four-year plan. Four years of high school was followed by four years of college. This was followed by four years of medical school, and then four years of resi
Energizing through Art Acrylic paints and black ink pen on regular photocopy paper. I paint directly on the actual photocopies, so all the original EKG lines are preserved. As emergency physicians, e
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One Shift There is something unique about being an emergency physician. There are a few other specialties who also see large breadths of pathology and some undifferentiated patients, but probably no
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Cost-Effective Equality & Residency The reason certain residencies have a robust global health or research program and others have mediocre ones is not that the opportunities don't exist — it's the d
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A Perspective on Diversity From the Outside in Emergency Medicine Training Diversity A word that carries as many definitions as emotions it engenders. Sometimes used as a pejorative; sometimes as a c
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How Interprovider Communication in the ED Affects More than What You Think Medicine is full of communication. We must communicate effectively with our patients and with other professionals on the car
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The Common Vernacular “Dude, he talked to me today!” I couldn't help but express my joy in what seemed to be a milestone achievement for our struggling 5-year-old ICU patient. For weeks he had been b