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Artificial intelligence in emergency medicine: beyond the hype

In Commentary, HiQuiPs by Abirami KirubarajanLeave a Comment

During a busy night shift, you are reading a series of chest X-rays when you overhear a colleague remark, “This will all be replaced by computers soon, anyways”. You think back to a few Tweets on artificial intelligence in medicine and wonder if her comment has merit.   There has been so much hype about the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years, much of which is optimistic and some of which is …

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2020 CanadiEM Year in Review and Editor’s Choice Awards

In Editorial by Daniel TingLeave a Comment

2020 has transformed the idea of remote work across industries. As healthcare providers we are lifelong learners, and our education is a substantial part of our work. This year has reaffirmed the importance of Open Educational Resources, and Free Open Access Medical Education, within our communities. The changing nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic has required a nimble and dynamic response to adapt to novel and rapidly-changing information. As you looked for trustworthy sources …

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Virtual Retreat 2020: The Future of CanadiEM

In Editorial by Daniel TingLeave a Comment

On August 24, 2020 CanadiEM held its first ever virtual retreat. The goal was to conduct a formal needs assessment. In doing so, we can think about the direction of the organization and blog and to map out a vision for the future of CanadiEM. We also aimed to build connections with our members who are distributed around Canada and internationally, especially since in-person gatherings like conferences have been cancelled in light of …

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Emergency Medicine as Social Emergency Medicine

In Featured, Opinion by Rachel LippLeave a Comment

A conversation about social emergency medicine would have sounded incredibly dry before I became a medical student and a mother living through a global pandemic.  Now, as I contemplate my own future, as well as the reality of Canadian families navigating complex challenges facing our health and livelihoods, the conversation feels deeply personal.  I often wonder how I will practice differently in the future because of what my mentors and teachers are learning …

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The Problem with Mandatory Wellness

In Commentary, Featured, Opinion by Alex SengerLeave a Comment

Introduction “Medical School is bad for your health” – a direct quote from orientation on my very first day of classes. Along with this statement came a myriad of statistics highlighting the risk of burnout, depression, anxiety, and suicide for medical students, residents, and physicians. My excitement for my first day started to be replaced by a feeling that I was not so comfortable with, like catching a fish that is too big …