First Year Diaries E01 – Transition to EM Practice

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Today’s episode is to aid new Emergency Medicine staff physicians to traverse through the first few months of their independent practice safely and effectively. As a new physician myself, I had the luxury of having many mentors and colleagues who were gracious enough to help me find my way in providing safe patient care. Additionally, they assisted me on integral aspects that we don’t necessary learn or get exposed to as a resident, …

Fighting Fire With Words: Journaling and Physician Wellness

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Burnout and physician wellness are two sides of the same coin. With the use of journaling, one can flip the coin with the odds in their favour.  Burnout, a prevalent term in emergency medicine, is defined as a mix of emotional exhaustion, lack of control, and depersonalization.1  Importantly, studies demonstrate that 65% of emergency physicians may experience burnout for a portion of their career1.  This staggering rate is, in fact, more than double the …