Hahaha - you're funny (just funnin' ya). There is no talk of that here. If you are hearing it on the mainland, you know more than we do. Wait - let me text my former boss (seriously). Jerris Hedges (of Roberts and Hedges Procedures) became the dean of the med school a few years ago, but I don't know that that connotes anything (I don't even think he works clinically). There's more than enough EM docs here, and, to be honest, we come from high powered places all over the US. That keeps the level surprisingly high.Apollyon, thanks for the great post. Any inside scoop as to when/if the U. Hawaii EM residency is going to get off the ground?
Thanks again! When I interviewed at Stanford for residency one of the attendings there mentioned that a U.Hawaii program was in the works and that a Stanford residency grad was at U. Hawaii and might be involved in leadership. That was a year and a half ago, obviously not much has happened since then.edit: Heard from the boss. They're advertising for a clerkship director (at assistant professor rank). Apparently, it has been on Dr. Hedge's agenda to start an EM program since he got here. However, talk about a residency program has been going on for years, and has remained as just talk. It may/will be years before an EM program kicks off. No one is doing any EM research.
So there you go! That's as fresh as just mown hay!