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CAEP FEI | Teaching Rotation for Emergency Medicine Residents – MERIT

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Brian Chung2 Comments

Delaney is a first year Emergency Medicine resident. Over the course of her first few months, she works a number of shifts with Dr. Pan. Most of the ED staff really like whenever Dr. Pan works, because he treats a high volume of patients, “moves the meat,” and keeps patient waiting times low. Conversely, Delaney dislikes working with Dr. Pan because it seems that every time she works with him, he is too …

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CAEP GeMES | Simulation Versus Case-Based Teaching

In Featured, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Daniel Ting3 Comments

Dr. Jonah is a self-identified “old school” Emergency Physician. He has been teaching learners for decades and has a great knack for collecting cases. Dr. Jonah’s favorite way of teaching is taking these cases and discussing them with students in a small group setting. In recent years, he has seen many of his younger colleagues taking learners to the simulation lab and running various cases. It almost seems like simulation is the only way …

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FAQ About Medical Student Electives

In Mentorship by Brent Thoma5 Comments

This is a topic for which the “how to” seems to be passed down from senior to junior medical students and never written down. I remember being pretty clueless about this process when I went through it. I was a relative late-comer to the Royal College EM sweepstakes, having decided to pursue that program only during the summer before fourth year. This was compounded by my inability to plan anything in advance, ever. I …

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CAEP FEI | Critical Incident Stress Management

In Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Andrew Dixon0 Comments

Glenn is an Emergency Department RN who has basically seen it all through his fifteen years of practice. One day, a teenager is rolled into the trauma bay in cardiac arrest after a horrific car crash. Despite the team’s best efforts, the resuscitation fails and the teenager dies. Afterwards, Glenn is shaken and wants to talk. The trauma team leader organizes a debrief but doesn’t seem like she knows what to say, and there’s …

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QI Series Part 1 | What is Quality Improvement?

In Education & Quality Improvement by Shawn.Mondoux0 Comments

As physicians involved in Quality Improvement (QI) work, we are often asked by colleagues  and learners, “What is QI exactly?”  And this makes sense, given that few resources exist for those unfamiliar with the concepts and goals of QI.  Here, we hope to provide any health-care professional with the introductory knowledge to better understand how and why QI became so important in healthcare, and what this means for the future of health-care delivery. …