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A Medical Student’s Perspective on CBME

In Editorial, Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Opinion by Verdah Bismah0 Comments

As programs across the country transition to a form of competency-based medical education (CBME) we will be hosting a series of posts from the many people this transition will affect. Our first perspective is that of a medical student faced with a CBME filled future! Verdah Bismah is a medical student at Queen’s University, which is transitioning all of it’s postgraduate programs to CBME in 2017. If you are a medical student please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. If you are an educator we want to hear from you too!

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FLOW Hacks 5 – Bed Utilization in the ER

In Education & Quality Improvement, FLOW Hacks by David Savage0 Comments

To continue our  FLOW Hacks series, Dr. Lucas Chartier and nurse Barb McGovern write about their team’s innovation called BED-UP: Bed in the Emergency Department Utilization Project. FLOW Hacks: The Concept The FLOW (Featured Leadership & Organizational Workplace) Hacks Series highlights innovative strategies for increasing patient flow in the emergency department (ED).  This series is unique given its focus on the administrative aspect of emergency medicine. We are interested in small or large interventions that …

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CAEP GeMES | Fostering and Retaining Female Academics in Emergency Medicine

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Teresa Chan0 Comments

Catarina is a PGY-5 resident graduating this year. Throughout her residency, she has published more academic papers and presented at more conferences than any of her peers in her residency program. She has advanced training in clinical epidemiology and self-identifies the “nerd” of the program. At the same time, she has recently married and started a family with a newborn at home. For Catarina, she would love to stay within academia but knows many of …