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Taking a leave of absence from medical school may be exactly what you need to do your best in residency. But be prepared to prove the benefits of a gap year.
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?
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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
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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
A Personal Story of Burnout Up until this past week, I thought I had a good handle on burnout. I thought I had figured it out. At some point during the past year, during a string of overnight shifts
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Can You Find the Heartbeat of a City in the ED? Dear Dad,  I'm moving to Detroit.  Love, Your only daughter I'll never forget telling my family that I was moving to Detroit. My incredibly sweet, quin
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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 Resident Forum and ACEP15: Make the Most of It! It happens in late fall and accelerates into spring: Graduating residents start to stress about the move into practice. Not the medical or profess