Physician Passion Projects: Episode 1

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Episode overview Introduce the Physician Passion Projects podcast series, hosts, and future direction Highlight Susan Thouin and Roberta Hood’s work on Voices Rock Medicine – a choir comprised of all female physicians Physician Passion Projects An exciting podcast series hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Shih (Twitter/Instagram: @jshihmd) and Rana Kamhawy (Twitter: @ranakamhawy) highlighting Emergency Physicians’ Passion Projects outside of their clinical practice.  Puts a spotlight on some of the great initiatives that Emergency Physicians …

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Is design thinking the way forward for physician innovation?

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In an attempt to better understand the inefficiencies in the emergency department, Kristian Simsarian, a renowned professor in the field of design, feigned a foot injury.​1​ With a video camera hidden, he documented his experience from start to finish.​1​ The insights he brought back to his team were both expected and sobering.​1​ The video tape showed hours of Simsarian staring at a monotone ceiling with no idea of what to expect.​1​ In the …