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Key Clerkship Skills: Help us to identify them!

In Education & Quality Improvement, Mentorship by Teresa Chan0 Comments

Editor’s note: The CanadiEM team believes that it was import to consult stakeholders when developing new content. The bleeding and clotting needs assessment that we conducted previously has been completed and we will soon be publishing content directed at meeting the needs that we identified.  This post contains a needs assessment directed at the most junior members of the EM family – our clinical clerks. It is very short! (What you see below is all you have …

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Happy 1st Birthday, CanadiEM! Our Year in Review

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Well, it’s been a heck of a first year for the CanadiEM team!   Thank you so much to the amazing FOAM community for welcoming us into the fold and continuing to engage with our team and our content. With your support, our new site has clocked over 600,000 pageviews from over 9000 cities/regions in 201 countries in our first year of operation! This post outlines our year in review and serves to …

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Invitation to the PAinED Study

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured by Teresa Chan0 Comments

Adequately treating patients who suffer from chronic pain can be a real problem in the emergency department. Studies have repeatedly shown that both clinicians and patients come away frustrated with the experience. We aim to find how your training as ED physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals can impact your attitudes and opinions when dealing with patients suffering from chronic pain. Your opinion as acute care providers are highly valued! We ask that you complete a short …

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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 …

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Bleeding and Clotting: A SoMe-based Needs Assessment

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This year Bob Stuntz published a study in Annals of EM1 which showed that, while Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) content was doing a great job of covering certain ‘sexy’ topics, it has not covered less exciting areas as well. This is not surprising given FOAM’s crowd-sourced nature, but we wonder if there isn’t a better way. This question led us to propose a study to determine whether a social media based …