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Hidden stories: What happened to this woman?

In Arts PRN, Education & Quality Improvement by Leah Zhao0 Comments

“Hidden stories” is a new series for Arts PRN challenging your observation skills. How many details can you notice? Can you weave together a story from this one still image? Don’t forget to check out more series featured on Arts PRN here.  Is the woman asleep, unconscious or dead? The woman is lying on the grass in a right lateral decubitus position with her eyes closed. The open outdoor location, her abnormal posturing, …

Physicians as Humans Podcast E04: A break for parenthood

In Physicians as Humans, Podcast by Niresha Velmurugiah0 Comments

In the fourth episode of the Physicians as Humans project, I speak with Dr. Kevin Dueck, a family medicine resident at McMaster, about his decision to take parental leave during residency. Also check out the blog post that led to this podcast and his personal blog! This is an ongoing project, so if you or anyone you know have a story about managing personal struggles while in medicine, please contact [email protected] If you are unfamiliar with the …

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CAEP GeMES | Impact of Rudeness on Overall Medical Team Performance

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Harinee Surendra0 Comments

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 …