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Academic vs non EM programs

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by Pegasus, 03.23.03.

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  1. Pegasus

    Pegasus Senior Member

    Chicago, IL
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    Hey, just wondering what the main differences between the two programs are. Do academic programs look more favorably at research and prefer their residence to do research? And do these programs offer more in the way of new technology and more unique patient cases?

  2. Apollyon

    Apollyon Screw the GST Lifetime Donor

    Physician SDN 10+ Year Member
    The PD at the new NYP program (Dr. Wally Carter) said on interview day that, due to the academic requirement, 80% of EM research is "crap", because people just do SOMETHING to fulfill the requirement. I think the new program at USF is the only one that doesn't require a scholarly project.

    EM docs are notoriously not happy with doing research (so, if you can get published, do it! If they think you'll be their publication person, that REALLY helps), so the places that have a hard research bent sometimes don't have the most stellar clinicians (there are a few stars, that are as good writing a paper as they are with patients, but they are rare), with residents being more head and not as much hands.

    About the new techie stuff, I can't say. Sorry!

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