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CAEP GeMES | Rate of Milestone Attainment in Male Versus Female Emergency Medicine Residents

In Education & Quality Improvement, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Laura WeingartenLeave a Comment

Crystal is a 3rd year EM resident who is meeting with her program director at her mid-year feedback session to discuss her progress. After she finishes the meeting and is reassured that she is achieving all of her clinical milestones thus far, she grabs dinner with the other 3rd year EM residents in her program. As they all discuss their progress, she realizes that all of the male residents were told in their …

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Routes to emergency medicine practice following a Family Medicine residency

In CaRMS Guide by Gaibrie StephenLeave a Comment

Believe it or not, CCFP graduates provide the majority of emergency care in Canada. I don’t mean CCFP physicians with an emergency medicine (EM) designation – I’m referring to regular non-EM family physicians. From the very northern settlements of Canada to southern border cities, family physicians have been working in emergency departments since their earliest days in Canada. This begs the important question: what is the value added through a recognized college competency …

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CAEP FEI | ILearnEM

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrea LoLeave a Comment

Polly is a first year resident who has recently been introduced to free open access medical education (FOAM). She decides to use FOAM to learn tips and tricks to manage a lower GI bleed. However, she finds herself frustrated by spending lengthy periods of time navigating different sites to try to answer her questions. There are so many resources, but which is the best for her current needs? Polly wonders if there is a …

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CAEP GeMES | Residents’ Perception of Direct Observation in a Clinical Setting

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Allison McConnellLeave a Comment

Audrey is a 2nd year EM resident who is on her 3rd shift with Dr. Stewart, an EM staff physician. In the middle of the shift, Dr. Stewart tells Audrey that he would like to observe her as she assesses her next patient. Audrey is concerned that his decision to observe her is due to mistakes made in her previous assessment where she did not consider PE as an alternative diagnosis. As a …

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CAEP FEI | Hand Motion Analysis to Learn Ultrasound Guided Central Line

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Bob McGraw1 Comment

Omar is a second year resident asked to place an ultrasound guided central line on a patient. He has always wanted to perform this procedure but struggles with finding the right hand positioning and can’t thread the wire, forcing his senior resident to take over. Omar feels that he is performing the procedure awkwardly but is unsure of what corrections he needs to make. He wonders if there is a better way to learn …

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CAEP GeMES | Selection of an Appropriate Tool for Direct Observation of Trainees by Supervisors

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Alexandra Stefan1 Comment

Catherine is a 3rd year medical student who is finishing the last shift of her core emergency medicine rotation.  She is interested in matching to neurology. During the shift, she asks her staff, Dr. Stewart, if he would be willing to observe her while she performs a neurological exam and provide feedback on her performance.  Dr. Stewart agrees, but is unsure of what aspects of the assessment he should focus on during the …