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CAEP GeMES | Simulation Versus Case-Based Teaching

In Featured, Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Daniel Ting3 Comments

Dr. Jonah is a self-identified “old school” Emergency Physician. He has been teaching learners for decades and has a great knack for collecting cases. Dr. Jonah’s favorite way of teaching is taking these cases and discussing them with students in a small group setting. In recent years, he has seen many of his younger colleagues taking learners to the simulation lab and running various cases. It almost seems like simulation is the only way …

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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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Mechanical Heart: a basic approach to LVADs in the ED

In Medical Concepts by Jared Baylis0 Comments

You may be wondering; why do we need another post on left ventricular assist devices ( LVADs ) when there are already several phenomenal articles out there in the #FOAMed universe? There are two reasons for this. First, to my knowledge, there has not yet been a #FOAMed article regarding community emergency department (ED) management of LVAD related complications. LVADs are surgically placed in tertiary care, academic centres with specialized LVAD teams. However, …