#TipsForNewDocs | How to give a great Consult

In Mentorship by Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos1 Comment

There is nothing quite as daunting as dialing up a consultant service for the first time. As a clerk, I hated paging anyone because I worried that I would be interrupting them in the midst of something important or would get stumped by their questions. As a resident, I feel more relaxed because I’ve developed a smidge of consult-related finesse and been on the other side of the phone as an off-service junior. …

Physicians as Humans Podcast E01: An Addiction that Almost Killed Me

In Mentorship, Physicians as Humans by Niresha Velmurugiah2 Comments

On behalf of the Physicians as Humans project, I’m thrilled to present the first episode of the series: An Addiction that Almost Killed Me. If you are unfamiliar with the project, please read this post for more information on the origin of this podcast series. In this first episode I speak with a Canadian medical student about his personal battle with drug addiction during medical school. He candidly describes his experience and the powerful impact it has had on his …

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CaRMS Mentorship Series | Life after CaRMS

In Mentorship by Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos2 Comments

Editor’s note:  Another version of this piece previously appeared on Luckett’s own blog (“This Liminal Space“).  We asked her to revise and add to it so that it might become a permanent part of the BoringEM CaRMS advice section. It was initially published on BoringEM on April 15, 2015 and is republished on the ‘Throwback Thursday’ following the release of the CaRMS results yesterday – TC   I remember submitting my CaRMS rank …

Phone a Friend: the Noteworthy Nurses

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Editor’s Note: This series was created by Gerhard Dashi and this week’s post was co-authored by Anali Maneshi. The series highlights the important work that our interprofessional colleagues do. Keep your eye open for more “Phone a Friend” articles and if you would like to be featured or know a colleague that should be highlighted follow this link to complete the questions on a google form.   Background on the “Phone a Friend” series This is the third interview in …

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The Reference Letter Toolkit

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship by Paola Camorlinga2 Comments

With the CaRMS process fast approaching, medical students across the country have started putting together applications. When not battling procrastination on the part of the application that students do have control over (i.e., the personal letter and CV) , many students stress about the other part of the application that they feel they have less control over: the mysterious and all-important reference letter (1,2). As a student in EM, you will work with …

Phone a Friend: the proficient paramedic

In Mentorship by Gerhard Dashi1 Comment

Editor’s Note: This series was created by third year medical student Gerhard Dashi and will highlight the important work that our interprofessional colleagues do.  Keep your eye open for more “Phone a Friend” articles and if you would like to be featured or know a colleague that should be highlighted follow this link to complete the questions on a google form.  Background on the “Phone a Friend” Series This is the second interview in the “Phone a Friend” series. This series …