emergency

  1. B

    Navy Is matching into a civilian residency difficult after completing a tour as a GMO?

    Background: I am applying for Navy HPSP. I would like to do a military residency in EM but I don't mind spending the 3-4 years as a GMO either. After medical school, let's say I don't match into a military residency. If I serve my HPSP time as a GMO, how difficult will it be to match into a...
  2. adrenalinejunkie

    MD & DO EM residencies that allow 3rd years to rotate?

    Making my 3rd year rotation schedule and along with our core rotations: FM, IM, etc, we need to do 1 elective and 1 GME elective (specifically at a GME site) during third year. I plan to do my elective early on (EM at a local hospital to get my feet wet) and I want to do my GME elective in April...
  3. 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...
  4. B

    Career Advice - Would it be possible to get hired in EM or IM(Hospitalist) after 5+ years without practicing?

    Hey all, I'm an M3. I'm not very interested in practicing since I want to try to work for a startup, or work in policy, or try one of the many other jobs outside of clinical medicine. I am interested in trying for a wide-scale impact beyond practicing, since our medical system has many...
  5. G

    How to keep learning after medical school?

    To EM residents and attendings out there: Going into EM intern year, I'm expecting even less structure in learning than there was in medical school. How do you actually continue medical education? Not the CME for credit stuff but the real stuff. Looking for a structure or method that might be...
  6. E

    Jobs in San Diego area

    Hey, everyone, Looking for EM doc full time jobs in San Diego area. Spoke with Team Health who are saying the market is very tight here and they aren't currently looking to hire, not surprisingly. Just curious, does anyone know what the salaries are like here? I don't have any connections I...
  7. M

    IMG from India interested in EM

    HI, I am IMG from India, that means I need visa for matching and my profile is 207/230/cs pass. I have Sloe’s but due to my low scores and visa status I have been subject ti condescending veiws on matching into EM. I love EM, i had the best 2 months of rotations when I was in EM. How do I...
  8. Doohickey550

    FM and PEM

    Hi all. I posted this in the FM forum, but someone suggested that I should post it here. Is there a possible pathway from FM to pediatric EM (formally or informally)? Say if I’d do lots of pediatric electives during FM residency and complete an EM fellowship, would pediatric emergency...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Mat the coolcat

    List of new EM programs?

    Hey all, Trying to compile a list of new EM programs that started interviewing residents for their inaugural class this year for educational purposes. If y'all could comment on the other ones it would be much appreciated. The ones I'm aware of are: California -St. Joseph's in Stockton...
  12. ShinySephiroth

    "The Good Doctor" and His Specialty

    I'm on episode 6 of season 1 and I am extremely confused - the surgical residents seem to always be doing Emergency Medicine. I've worked in an ER for a few years and our surgeons rarely come down. I mentioned it to my wife because I was so frustrated with it (huge bus crash just happened in...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Gooser2019

    ER Medicine....to specialize or not to specialize

    Colleagues! As a 4th year student, I've been struggling with what I want to do after graduation. A little background... A couple years ago I thought I really wanted to be a surgeon. After gaining some experience with board-certified surgeons and surgical practice, I gained a lot of respect...
  17. B

    Help signing up for last minute rotation

    I go to a Caribbean school and am interested in going into EM. I know it is competitive, especially for IMGs. I am currently doing one rotation now for a SLOE and am in need for one more for August, before I apply for the match. I am having an incredibly hard time finding another elective and...
  18. ChrisTheAwesome

    Code Blue Short Film

    Not sure if it is the right forum but I didn't know where else to post this. I am making a short film and I want to have a code blue scene. There will just be a blank screen though so all you will hear is the audio. I want to make it as realistic as I can so I would like to know things people...
  19. GatorsKW14

    Rotations during interview months

    I am applying for emergency medicine audition rotations and already have July, August, and September filled. There are still a couple of places I would really love to rotate at, but I realize that the rest of the fall months are usually busy because of interviews. Would it be a really bad idea...
  20. D

    Competitive applicant for EM residency

    So I'm an OMS-1, still interested in pursuing a residency spot in EM. I know Step 1 scores are #1 priority, but given that I'm a DO student and the upcoming merger is pretty much eliminating most AOA-associated EM residency spots, what else can I do to set myself apart from other applicants...
  21. Asclepius293

    International EM Docs?

    Hey all, Are there any EM docs out there that specialized in international EM, do contract work through military/foreign service, do locum tenens internationally, or have done relief work with doctors without borders or something like that? Really interested in the variety of experiences...
  22. T

    IMG friendly Emergency Medicine Clinical Rotation

    Hello, I am a 4th year looking for a 4-week Emergency Medicine Clinical Rotation in the US that is IMG friendly. Does anyone have any experience with one? Cheers!
  23. M

    Keeping a dog alive in an emergency

    Hello all, this may seem a bit unorthodox, I am not in the medical profession at all, I am actually a ships engineer but two weeks ago something happened to me which has had my mind turning. I work on vessels which transport passengers, their cars and often pets. Actually there are a number of...
  24. ISU_CVM_2021

    ER Externships for Current CVM Students

    I am a first year student at Iowa State University CVM and am looking for some externships for winter/summer breaks over the next few years. I am very interested in emergency work. I am already spending time here in our hospital's small animal ICU, but am looking to expand my experience. I am...
  25. Asclepius293

    Emergency Medicine in the Navy

    Hello all, M1 here checking out emergency medicine. I’ve wanted to get involved in the Navy for some term and was curious how the field of EM was within the service. I’ve read a few threads on here but was curious if any current or past Navy EM docs would be able to weigh in. I was going to...
  26. Noisewater-TDX

    Mass casualty training?

    Does your school do any formal mass casualty training? I know here at LU we have the option to go to a mock events, but is there really any good way to prepare for something like what happened in Las Vegas last night? I've only every been in the ER as a nurse with a "mass event" where we had 6...
  27. papi_md

    is working as emergency response team considered clinical experience?

    Since i didnt get any reply last time might as well ask here again. Just finished red cross training as a first aider last week. If i join the emergency response team, will it also count as clinical experience?
  28. S

    Thoughts? EMT program

    I am 19 and a full time college student studying microbiology for my second year. I recently decided I am interested in going to medical school, but I have no real experience in the field and will definitely need to change that by the time I'm doing applications. I'm considering taking a course...
  29. macastat

    Reinvigorate your career, cure burn out - Rural Emergency Medicine job opportunity

    Reinvigorate your career, cure burn out - Rural Emergency Medicine job opportunity, magical Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin (unique, unglaciated geography) - bluffs, valleys, oak forests and artesian streams. Renowned Waldorf school. One patient per hour with 25% admit / transfer...
  30. A

    My residency application experience and advice

    I applied to 130 EM programs, not because I was told to, but because I thought it was a bad place to save money. I got 8 interviews. If you include home and away rotations, that's 10 interviews total. Still pretty confused about the number. AMG, MD school, step scores 230s both, Pass. EM...
  31. M

    ER residency advice

    Hello everyone! I could really use some advice please. I didn't get into an EM residency. Honestly academically and scores wise I'm not a very competitive applicant but I did multiple audition rotations and was told repeatedly that I excelled and was a great candidate. Unfortunately it seems...
  32. M

    Difference between hypotension & shock

    Apologies if this is a stupid question & I know shock has various types. But what is the difference between hypotension & shock? Is hypotension exactly the same as shock? Or is shock more of a syndrome, comprising hypotension & other clinical signs?
  33. Snickerdoodle1996

    Shadowing ER Doctor Attire

    Hi! I am going to be shadowing an ER doctor soon and am not sure what to wear. I asked what the preference was and they told me that I can either wear scrubs or professional attire. Does anyone have any recommendations based on experience? Thank you.
  34. S

    Failed Genetics M1 - residency

    Hey Guys, I'm really concerned about this. I just received an N grade in medical genetics. I honestly was just late for the last quiz because of a traffic incident and missed 5 points and now i failed by 1 point. I'm able to remediate during the winter break, but an N grade will appear on my...
  35. M

    What are my chances EM residency

    Hello. I'm a DO student applying allopathic EM. I'd very much appreciate it if you guys would take a look at a summary of my application and let me know what you think. --67th %ile preclerkship. I do have an "N" on my transcript instead of a "P" for pass due to a manipulative medicine course...
  36. iaskdumbquestions

    How can the EM physicians improve?

    I'd like to get a sense of your common aggravations with the emergency department and their management of cardiac conditions. What do you see commonly that you wish they would do differently, what do you see that you think is well done (or even above and beyond) regarding what you would expect...
  37. H

    Explanation for this Arterial blood gas?

    Hello everyone. I'd like an explanation for this ABG: It should represent a slight metabolic acidosis.. correct? in positive case, what kind of anion GAP do we have? Could you explain the possible causes of this happening, and the primary reasons of the illness? Ph 7. 34 pCo2 36 pO2 80...
  38. H

    Conference advice

    Hey guys. I'm a medical student, and I'm planning on forming an Emergency society in my university, next year. This society will have an annual emergency conference, and I'm thinking about workshops that I can add as part of this conference. But so far, I've only come up with things like...
  39. H

    Can I combine Emergency, with Surgery for this? Help Please!

    Hi, I'm a 3rd year medical student. In the beginning of the new semester, I want to form an Emergency Society. There are some students who graduated this year, and were running a Surgery Society. They asked me to keep their society running as well, which is a good idea, cause I would have a lot...
  40. FLVettrain

    What do I need to work in ED?

    What are the requirements to work in the ED? Considering a career in the Medical field. I know there are different positions in the ED. Looking for some guidance from those who have been in my position. Explain... May respond to address any of the following topics: Duration of preparation...