First Year Diaries E03 – Mike Kirlew – Rural ED

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On this episode of First Year Diaries, I am joined by Dr. Mike Kirlew, a rural family and emergency medicine physician from Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario. I asked him about how he ended up working in a rural area, and what it is like working with scarce medical resources. Later, we discussed how a resident physician can prepare themselves for working in a rural community, and how best to transition to living …

Meet our Digital Scholars Fellows for 2019-2020!

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The three digital scholars fellows are incredible educators already but will receive further guidance to develop innovative educators and build a career of strong digital identity. Here is what they will be up to this year! Matthew J Douma MN RN ENC(C) CCN(C) CNCC(C) @matthewjdoumawww.RescueScience.org Matthew will be focusing his CanadiEM Digital Scholar Fellowship on creating a home for emergency nursing and EMS related content (though the content will likely be of interest …

First Year Diaries E02 – My Philosophy by Dr. David Carr

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On this episode of First Year Diaries, I am joined by Dr. David Carr, an Emergency Medicine Physician working in Toronto, who is a renowned medical education speaker and Toronto Blue Jays team physician. I asked him to impart his wisdom to new staff physicians like myself and share his approaches to a successful career in medicine. Later in the interview, we also discuss workflow strategies for the ED, common mistakes made by new …

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CAEPCast: The SIM Olympiad with Dr. Tamara McColl

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From CAEP 2019 I always love the activities and experiences at CAEP, but year after year I’m drawn to the Simulation Olympiad. Every time I think it’s just incredible. This year, I decided to talk with some of the people who make the SIMOlympiad such a great experience for audiences and participants alike. In my first interview, I heard about what a good SIM team looks like, how the competition runs, and what the scope of …

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CanadiEM Digital Scholars Fellowship – Applications now open for 2019-2020

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Are you a RCPSC resident about to embark on your special interest time (ex. fellowship)?   Are you a graduating CCFP-EM interested in medical education scholarship with a digital media focus? Are you finished your training in medicine (in any field) and you want to get into the digital medical education world? Are you an Emergency Medicine Interprofessional Health Team member interested in medical education and social media? If this fits your profile …

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, …