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CAEP GeMES | POCUS Learning Curve

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Kristen Weersink0 Comments

Geoff is a first year Emergency Medicine resident on his ultrasound rotation. Over the course of four weeks, he takes big steps in gaining competency in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Most of the scans he finds quite easy. However, Geoff finds the obstetrical scans particularly tricky, especially given the high implications of misinterpreted scans when ruling out ectopic pregnancy. He feels it somewhat counterintuitive that obstetrical area asks for the same number of scans compared …

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CAEP GeMES | Clinical Reasoning Problems Among EM Residents

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Alexis Cournoyer0 Comments

Jack is a first year Emergency Medicine resident. He pours over the content of each cardinal presentation (chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain) after every shift and tries his best to remember all the various questions to ask patients. Being detail oriented, he spends at least one hour with each patient to make sure he has gathered as much data as possible. Jack is good at coming up with the right differential …

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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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CAEP GeMES | Social Media Scholarship

In Education & Quality Improvement, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Catherine Patocka0 Comments

A medical student, Chandra, is interested in Emergency Medicine and wants to get involved in research to pad her resume and network. Unfortunately, at her site, there are few Emergency Physicians who are interested in research and the Emergency Department is not conducting any research studies. On the other hand, Chandra loves FOAMed and sees a myriad of exciting projects and possibilities through social media. She wonders whether social media is a way she …

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CAEP GeMES | Fostering and Retaining Female Academics in Emergency Medicine

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Daniel Ting0 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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CAEP GeMES | Workplace based assessments in competency based education

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Andrew Dixon0 Comments

Aurora, a junior resident, is in a meeting with her residency training committee when the topic of competency-based education arises. Her institution will implement competency-based training starting next year and her program director has major reservations. Her program director says, “I can’t see how we can have time to evaluate all of these tasks for learners while we are supposed to simultaneously manage a complex and busy department!” Aurora wonders what these evaluations might look …