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CAEP GeMES | Impact of Rudeness on Overall Medical Team Performance

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Harinee SurendraLeave a Comment

Eric is a first year Emergency Medicine resident who just started his shift.  The emergency department gets notified of an incoming patient with a history of liver cirrhosis who started to vomit frank blood.  As the team is preparing the resuscitation room, the respiratory therapist asks Eric what intubation equipment he would like to use.  Before he has a chance to answer, one of the nurses tells the respiratory therapist, “He’s just a …

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FRCPC or CCFP-EM: What is best for you?

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship by Brent Thoma28 Comments

  FRCPC or CCFP-EM? (FRCPC = Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada; CCFP = Canadian College of Family Physicians – Emergency Medicine certificate.) This is a question that EM mentors spend a lot of time discussing with their mentees. Why are there two EM designations in Canada? What’s the difference? Which route is right for you? These are great questions. Unfortunately, as with many important decisions, you’ll probably get as …

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CAEP FEI | Mini-curriculum in Management

In Featured, Featured Education Innovations (FEI) by Pierre DésaulniersLeave a Comment

Mitch is a fifth year resident who is excited by the prospect of entering practice. He has always wanted to play an important role in managing the emergency department and has aspirations of becoming a department head. Mitch recognizes that his career goals will require him to take up new responsibilities such as personnel management and policy development. He wonders if there is anything in the residency curriculum that will help him prepare for these …

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CAEP GeMES | Effects of Leadership Styles and Power Dynamics on Patient Safety

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Tia RenoufLeave a Comment

 Alyssa is a first year Emergency Medicine resident working on a late night shift with Dr. Howard, whom she has never worked with before.  After diagnosing a patient with Sepsis NYD, Dr. Howard starts the patient on piperacillin-tazobactam at 4.5 g IV q6h, but forgets to take into account that the patient has a history of chronic kidney disease and needs renal dosing.  Alyssa notices this, but is unsure of whether or not …

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Choose your own Adventure!

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship by Brent Thoma2 Comments

When I became a medical student, I was astounded by the number of opportunities available. The more I looked, the more awesome things I found. My interests in policy and leadership development led me into a number of roles with my medical student society and a summer working in the Canadian Medical Association Leadership in Medicine office as an intern (program now sadly defunct) were the highlights. These experiences led me to discover …

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The Canadian Enhanced Competency Directory

In Mentorship by Jared BaylisLeave a Comment

Ever wondered how you might carve out a niche within emergency medicine? With well over 50 opportunities for fellowships and enhanced competency programs, you aren’t the only one! The journey to produce this resource began two years ago when the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Resident Section generated an initial Excel list of “fellowships” that had been pursued based on chief emergency medicine residents across the country. This was posted to CanadiEM …