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CAEP FEI | Ice Cream Rounds

In Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Samantha Calder-SprackmanLeave a Comment

Mike is a first year resident who just experienced his first case of child abuse. Due to the pressures of the emergency department, he was unable to debrief about the case while on shift. Mike frequently relies on his co-residents to help him process and deal with these difficult cases, but knows others who don’t have that same support network. He wonders if there might be a better way for residents to support …

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Amazing and Awesome Rounds

In Education & Quality Improvement by Eve Purdy2 Comments

Editor’s note: This post was collaboratively written by the coordinators of Amazing & Awesome Rounds at Queen’s. Eve Purdy, Chris Meyer, and Elizabeth Blackmore.  You may have seen multiple postings on twitter and even an article in Annals of Emergency Medicine recently related to “Amazing and Awesome rounds.”1 A number of Canadian and international institutions are trying out this positive, spin on case reviews. At Queen’s University we have paired Amazing and Awesome (A&A) …

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CAEP FEI | Preparing for High Acuity Events – Stress Inoculation Training

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Chris HicksLeave a Comment

Raj is a first year resident who overhears that a trauma patient is being brought into the resuscitation bay. He races over and sees several people moving urgently to set up the room. The paramedics bring the patient into the room and quickly start telling him the history. Raj can feel the stress building within him and feels paralyzed and indecisive. After the shift, he wonders if there is a way for his training …

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Post-game: The CaRMS Rank List

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship by Brent Thoma22 Comments

Even after CaRMS interviews are over there is a lot of “stuff” to do. Should you send a thank you note to the programs that interviewed you? How is the program going about making their CaRMS rank list? How should you go about making your CaRMS rank list? Should this change if you’re entering the couples match? And what really happens if the unthinkable occurs and you go unmatched? This post will cover these topics and more.

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Game Time: The CaRMS Interview

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship by Brent Thoma8 Comments

This is part two of the CaRMS Trilogy and will focus on CaRMS interviews. See Pre-game: CaRMS Interview Preparation and Post-game: The CaRMS Rank List for discussion of other aspects of CaRMS and the full CaRMS Guide for the complete series of medical student mentorship posts. There are generally three parts to the CaRMS interview: the social, the tour, and the interviews. I can speak best to the FRCPC-EM tour because that is the one I …

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CAEP FEI | Archives of Scholarship in Simulation and Educational Techniques (ASSET)

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Tia RenoufLeave a Comment

Heather is a fourth year resident asked to create and facilitate a simulation scenario for junior residents. She has always been interested in simulation based learning, but struggles with finding the time to create high-fidelity scenarios featuring important learning points. Heather wonders if there is a collection of simulation scenarios that she can use as educational tools.  Emergency Medicine training programs often use simulation scenarios as important teaching tools. However, due to time constraints, it can …