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Key Clerkship Skills: Help us to identify them!

In Education & Quality Improvement, Mentorship by Tahsin Khan0 Comments

Editor’s note: The CanadiEM team believes that it was import to consult stakeholders when developing new content. The bleeding and clotting needs assessment that we conducted previously has been completed and we will soon be publishing content directed at meeting the needs that we identified.  This post contains a needs assessment directed at the most junior members of the EM family – our clinical clerks. It is very short! (What you see below is all you have …

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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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“30 minutes? That’s enough to stay well” | Emergency Medicine Wellness Week

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Mentorship, Working in EM by Zafrina Poonja0 Comments

A typical day in the life of an Emergency Medicine physician: You wake up without an alarm after eight hours of undisturbed sleep. You enjoy a fresh cup of french press coffee while reading the morning news on your smartphone – along with a freshly baked croissant of course! Then you go to an hour long yoga session followed by a relaxing massage. Finally, you meet your friends for lunch at a local …

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Finding your niche in emergency medicine: The Canadian Fellowship Guide

In Mentorship by Jared Baylis0 Comments

The Royal College of Physicians of Canada emergency medicine Specialty Training Requirements mandate: “…a minimum of six months, usually in PGY-4, be devoted to achieving particular expertise either in a scholarly activity or a clinical area, pertinent to the practice of the specialty of Emergency Medicine.”1 You may have found yourself pondering what it is that you might want to do with your fourth year of residency that could provide you with a …

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CaRMS Rodeo – How to prepare for a crazy ride

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship by Nadim Lalani0 Comments

In the Canadian Residency Matching Service(CaRMS) applicants apply to all programs and, if selected for interview, rank these programs. The residency programs also rank all the interviewees [which is becoming increasingly difficult]. The computer spits out a match. In bull riding, the rider is matched to the bull randomly before the competition, however, since 2008 some ranked riders are allowed to choose their own bulls from a bull draft for selected rounds in PBR …