emergency medicine

  1. Preston Ganey Jr

    Value of leadership roles early in career?

    Hi Y'all, A question for the current and former medical directors out there: I'm early in my attending career and considering a couple different options - an academic job with built-in leadership opportunities for about 60-65% of the pay of an alternative "community" gig within a large health...
  2. Preston Ganey Jr

    Value of NRP, ABLS?

    Hi Y'all, New attending here. Does anyone find any value, either perceived by employers or in their actual clinical practice, from some of the more obscure acute care courses like the neonatal resucitation program (NRP) or advanced burn life support (ABLS)? I work a lot of remote, single...
  3. M

    Switching from Anesthesia to EM

    Putting feelers out to see if anyone has done this and what their experience has been? Current PGY2 Anesthesia resident, was torn between Anesthesia and EM so interviewed and applied both. Ranked Anesthesia higher, matched to a great program. Realize now that I miss the teamwork, diagnostics...
  4. D

    Emergency Medicine Fellowship

    Does anyone have any info regarding what is the most important aspects of an application for an Emergency Medicine Fellowship? Also, any info regarding the board certification following a EM fellowship? I recently became interested in EM while in my FM residency. I apologize if this has been...
  5. J

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Residency

    Hi! I am currently a third year medical student and was wondering if anyone had any insight or information on doing a residency in pediatric emergency medicine. I have previously worked in an ER for two years prior to med school and I have found in med school that I absolutely love peds, but am...
  6. M

    Saint Louis jobs

    Hey. Was wondering what the job market in St Louis looks like? What is the average pay? Was thinking maybe ok given not too close and not far from Chicago, ok weather, good cost of living. Any info appreciated thanks
  7. N

    IMG pursuing Emergency Medicine Residency

    Hello, I'm an Indian IMG, currently in the penultimate year of my graduation, interested in pursuing residency in EM. I plan to give my steps next year and follow that up with electives. The problem is that as per 2018 statistics there were 2265 programs in EM and only 109 of them were given...
  8. CardiacLion

    [Question]: Getting a Dog in EM Residency

    Hi Folks, Looking for some sage advice regarding the possibility of adopting an adult dog this year. I'm a rising intern, hopefully soon to be matched into an EM residency. Wondering how many of you would say this is something that is possible to do. Background: my family owned a dog when we...
  9. @Hazel-rah

    How to go about publishing a case report?

    Hi, I am naive to the publishing arena but trying to get something on my CV under the "Research and Publications" heading. I have a very interesting case that I'm submitting to present as an oral presentation at a citywide research day. I also think I could write it as an article to get...
  10. Doohickey550

    FM to PEM

    Hi all. Is there a possible pathway from FM to pediatric EM (official or unofficial)? Say if I’d do lots of pediatric electives during FM residency and complete the EM fellowship, would pediatric emergency departments consider me for a job? Lots of pediatric ERs hire regular pediatricians, so...
  11. L

    Advice for medical scribes?

    I have been a part-time medical scribe in the ED for less than a year, and feel that I have greatly improved since training. However, I still feel as if I walk into some of my shifts insecure about my charting abilities. Most of the physicians are too nice to give criticism (I ask for advice and...
  12. frosted2

    ER docs... do your paramedics transport patients without ROSC?

    Florida father dies after ambulance breaks down; took nearly one hour to get to hospital Where I work, we work on scene for 20-30 minutes and call the code if we don't have ROSC. Obviously, everything in medicine is situational, but it is often an exception when we transport patients who do...
  13. T

    EM Utah Job Market

    I am a medical student strongly considering EM and am REALLY hoping to eventually practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm worried about the job market, however. It seems that many other states have numerous job listings, but Utah has very few. I realize that most jobs are likely not found via...
  14. 1

    NEW EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

    Hey Everyone! For those looking to add another EM Residency to your application list, take a look at Northwell Health's newest program at Southside Hospital. It is a 3 year EM program recruiting for its inaugural class this year. ACGME certified with the backing of one of the nation's larges...
  15. P

    Should I upload a potentially bad sloe? what to do to subvert the possible disaster

    Hey guys, I am an MS4 applying for EM residency and I have been dreading about the bad sloe that is going to be uploaded any day now. I know it's not going to be a good sloe because a person who gave me negative evals said that I was not performing up to the institutions standards couple of...
  16. T

    New California EM program

    I am the APD for a new EM program at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage California. Residencies in IM and FM as well as transitional internship have been ongoing for 7 years at EMC. We have a well established GME office and are expanding every year into more medical education. We have...
  17. T

    Physical Therapist Learning Emergency Medicine

    I love all aspects of the medical field, but I feel like I would enjoy physical therapy the most because it allows me to have a family and get to spend time with them more than say emergency medicine or surgery. The only thing I think I wouldn't like is the fact that I wouldn't have the...
  18. thejangler2013

    $$$...Help me, Rural ED Hourly Rate, what is appropriate? (ed boarded)

    Hello Everyone I am a 3rd EM resident in good standing who is applying to Rural Emergency Departments in the upper midwest. Time for a real job!. I am focusing on rural emergency departments on the lower side of volume range. Ex 9k-14k patients per year with mostly 12 and 24 hours shifts...
  19. D

    Interested in EM?

    Hello future physicians! Are you interested in Emergency Medicine as a career path or are still undecided?? Be sure to follow Henry Ford Allegiance EM Residency (HFAEMRes) on Facebook to get an in depth look into our program! We plan to post weekly cases, application and interview help, as well...
  20. DoctahB

    Compensation of an FP in an ED

    Hi All, MS4 Strongly considering EM & FM. Not that compensation should be a deciding factor, but wondering if anyone has any insight as to the compensation of a Family Med Practitioner working in an ED as compared to an EM-train (yes, I know it depends on location). Additionally, can an FP...
  21. DoctahB

    Compensation of an FP in an ED

    Hi All, MS4 Strongly considering EM & FM. Not that compensation should be a deciding factor, but wondering if anyone has any insight as to the compensation of a Family Med Practitioner working in an ED as compared to an EM-train (yes, I know it depends on location). Additionally, can an FP...
  22. supadupasid

    SIMSwar competition (EM related)

    I was wondering if any of yall have participated in SIMS and can tell me what your opinions? What was your role in your particular team and why? How did you devote time to it while school work piled up? Or any just any general advice?
  23. E

    4 year EM programs transitioning to 3 year

    Curious about what DO EM programs that are still 4 years in length are transitioning to 3 year. Anybody have a list? The main two I’m curious about are Lehigh valley and aria health.
  24. M

    Are locums rates really declining?

    I am thinking of quitting and doing locums for a bit, mainly for scheduling reasons. I keep seeing posts that locums rates are declining. Would anyone care to elaborate? Veers? Emergent? Bueller?
  25. bretonnia

    Research opportunities for leave of absence between med school & residency

    I'm a graduating 4th year who unexpectedly had to drop out of the match due to some life events, and am looking for paid research opportunities. Location can be flexible, but I would prefer to stay in the western US; unfortunately, the position would need to be paid since I won't have an income...
  26. nackbaxster14

    Louisville vs LUCOM; An MD vs. DO school for an aspiring EM doc

    I have been accepted at the University of Louisville (MD program) and the four-year-old Liberty University of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) (DO program). I loved both of them and would be happy attending either. However, there a few factors I need some help on. As of now, I want to go into...
  27. S

    EM in NYC

    Just wanted to get some opinions from the crowd. I'm a mid-career EM doc with some very significant family reasons for needing to return to NYC. I've been looking at jobs, and they all look pretty poorly paid and very high on minimum hours, and they all appear to pay annually, not hourly, which...
  28. M

    Entering EM as an older graduate

    Do forgive. I tried a search, but if this has been asked before then I apologize. I'm a non traditional student. Currently 27, will probably apply at 30 (prereqs), which puts me at 34 when I graduate. I am primarily interested Emergency Medicine. I'd like to do computer science and machine...
  29. MechEDoc

    Looking for someone to explain the business of emergency medicine!

    Long time lurker, infrequent poster. I am an emergency physician that works in a environment where I have no understanding of what is charged on my behalf or the cash flow of emergency department. I'm a pretty typical emergency medicine physician who sees 2 to 2.5 patients per hour. Given a...
  30. S

    How would you prepare to be an EM phys?

    So I know I have a few years before I really need to think about this, but I have some ideas of specialty and most aren’t too crazy (psych, peds, PCP). But the one thing I really thought I wanted was EM. After starting school though, I just feel like I would be totally unprepared. I work well...
  31. D

    Canadian Student: Realistically, what are my chances for matching in a US EM residency?

    Hi, A little background: I'm an MS3 in a Canadian medical school (not big name). I have pertinent extracurriculars, an ongoing EM research project (and likely a 2nd before match), slightly above average grades and a 240 on Step 1. I have already directly contacted 68 US residency programs to...
  32. AbominablePain

    Help me rank these southern CA programs please!

    Greetings fellow SDNers, Come rank list crunch time, I seek your brutally honest input regarding ranking my favorite southern CA programs: UCLA/OVH, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and Kaiser San Diego --- especially from anyone familiar with them. I'm lucky to know I'd be pleased with any of them...
  33. AbominablePain

    Teaching roles in emergency medicine

    Hello fellow SDNers, As I enter crunch time for making my EM residency rank list, I've been doing some soul searching. I realize my ultimate job or job hybrid would involve some element of teaching without a significant research component or pay cut traditionally a part of academics, though I...
  34. surely

    [2017-2018] Emergency Medicine Rank Order List Thread

    Per SDN tradition, here is this year's Rank Order List (ROL) thread. There are a number of ways in which you may participate: By using your SDN account and directly replying to this thread By using your SDN account to private message (PM) @surely . Your ROL will be posted anonymously. By using...
  35. P

    To stay or leave

    I started a general cardiology fellowship this year. It is in a rural area in a very small community program in Ohio. I moved from the other side of the country for this. Soon after starting the program we were notified the program is on a financial freeze. In 2 out of 3 hospitals there is no...
  36. ResidentSwap

    Position Available Emergency Medicine Residency opening in Nevada

    Featured Opening by Resident Swap, Inc. (ResidentSwap.org: Residency Vacancies and Resident Swap Positions) --------------------------------------- 12/7/2017 Emergency Medicine PGY-2 Residency Opening in Nevada Check if this opening is still available: ResidentSwap.org: Residency Vacancies and...
  37. B

    Akron General Medical Center/NEOMED Residency Reviews

    Overview Akron General Medical Center is a Cleveland Clinic Hospital and is an accredited Level I Trauma Center, Chest Pain Center, and Primary Stroke Center. The hospital has 530 beds with 4 emergency departments with 130,000 ED visits. A new Downtown Emergency Department is currently being...
  38. frosted2

    EMS and PSLF?

    Quick question- I currently work for an EMS service (full time) that makes me eligible to participate in the PSLF program. Would it be wise of me to begin to make payments now in the event that I can go ahead and get a few years counted towards forgiveness (provided I end up at a hospital later...
  39. H

    Matching

    What is the likelihood of matching into EM if you have two attempts for Step 1 with second score being low 200s?
  40. F

    Looking for Training

    I am certified in CPR and First Aid. However, I want my training in emergency medicine to transcend regular first aid. I have been looking around for something that seems right and the closest thing I've found is to get certified in Emergency Medical Response. However I'm looking for something...