Browsing: Wellness

When a particularly rough shift ends, do you have a way to leave it behind you?
Every year in March, there's a lot of excitement surrounding Match Week. What happens when the news you receive is not what you wanted to hear?
Lessons on Burnout from a Fire Chief When the fire of residency is burning you up, remember to stay calm, stay low, keep your head up, and focus on what matters most.   It was a dark, calm night at t
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EMRA Wellness: New Year, New You! The new year is upon us, and that means many of us will be setting goals for the new year. That's great! Goals are an important part of wellness. Whether professiona
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EMRA: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year The holiday season is upon us! Bright lights! Festive decor! And a string of... overnight shifts?  As EM doctors, the holiday season can be a harsh remi
The Daddy Diaries: Emergency Tee-ball Editor's note: Dr. McDonald and his wife are raising 7 children as he completes his third year of residency, serves on the EMRA Board, and represents residents o
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Obsidian The pager goes off”¦ trauma activation. SICU and I'm on call. I make my way to the ED. My fellow resident is there, doing the lateral canthotomy, ET tube's in. It's bad — auto vs. pedestrian
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The Crucible of Medicine: Reflections on Becoming a Doctor I entered the third year of medical school with great excitement. I was finally out of the classroom and seeing real patients, connecting w
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Intern Year: 6-Month Slump I don't know about you all, but 6 months into intern year I found myself a little pooped. It's not the “4 a.m. on my first nightshift back—hospital coffee isn't cutting it—
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Recognizing Compassion Fatigue: Seeing Past the Present She was constantly in the emergency department for alcohol and drug intoxication. Staff dreaded her because she was usually inebriated and aski