Counterpoint: Why Graduate Medical Education will be fine

In Counterpoint, Opinion by Teresa Chan5 Comments

Written by: Teresa Chan MD, FRCPC   |   Peer reviewed by: Brent Thoma MD, MA This piece is a Counterpoint piece in response to KevinMD piece:  J. Russell Strader, MD  Why graduate medical education is failing from December 19, 2013.  Read the original post here.   The Impetus for my latest Counterpoint In his piece on the KevinMD blog, Dr. J. Russell Strader implied that because he’s interviewing candidates whom he believes are …

Tiny Tips: Seizures and STATUS EPILEPsy

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Seizure is a common presenting complaint in the Emergency Department.  According to one study seizure related presentations amount to about 1% of all ED visits. In that same study, status epilepticus accounted for around 6% of those patients presenting with seizures  And that was in 2000. Since then, then the definition of status epilepticus has changed.  In 2008, the Neurocritical Care Society introduced a new definition for Status Epilepticus. Status Epilepticus is now defined as: 5 minutes …

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Tweeting and Medicine: Counterpoint from a new Twitterer

In Counterpoint, Knowledge Translation by Teresa Chan3 Comments

By Teresa Chan, MD    |    Peer-reviewed by Brent Thoma, MD Dr. Christopher Labos (@drlabos) has confessed his hate for Twitter.  I would like to confess that I have fallen in love with it. Once again I find myself with a contrary opinion – I think tweeting and medicine go hand in hand – and thus, I have published my second BoringEM.org Counterpoint (see the first one here). Twitter is the Message The great Canadian Media …

Not Dumber, but Different? Counterpoint from a Millennial

In Counterpoint, Opinion by Teresa Chan18 Comments

This evening I read the article Dumber Doctors on the blog Glass Hospital and just had to respond. John Schumann concludes his article stating: One concern that has a ring of truth to it is that young doctors have become great “looker-uppers,” and have lost the sense of what it’s like to actually read and study medicine. While doctors enter the profession with a commitment to lifelong learning, some of us fear that …