Essentials of emergency medicine

Essentials of Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Residents apply to win!

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Do you have a passion for education and emergency medicine?

Essentials of Emergency Medicine is one of the largest live emergency medicine educational conferences in the world. Inspired by the contest operated by EMCrit and ALiEM, CanadiEM is partnering with Essentials to offer a Canadian emergency medicine resident the opportunity to attend EEM for free as an EEM Education Fellow. The winning applicant would receive:

  1. Full live conference registration at EEM
  2. A four (4) night stay at The Cosmopolitan Hotel
  3. A $500 US travel stipend
  4. The opportunity of a lifetime to network with amazing EM Educators

Last year’s winner submitted the blog post Pacemaker Essentials and had this to say about his experience:

“This opportunity went above and beyond what I expected. To meet some of the great EM educators like Orman and Swaminathan was inspiring. It really helped to solidify my goal to become an educator in the future and reminded me that my decision to start a masters of education next year was in fact the right choice for me.” -Lorne Costello

The Application

All applicants must be current residents in good standing in either an FRCPC or a CCFP Emergency Medicine program in Canada and be available to attend all three conference days (May 16-18, 2017).

Along with their information, applicants must submit either a blog post OR video on anything clinically or educationally relevant to EM providers. This may be a short clinical pearl, topic review, or trick of the trade. Blog posts should be 750 words or less and videos should be under 7 minutes in length. In addition to entering you into this contest, all submissions will be considered for publication on CanadiEM.

Be creative, showcase your educational prowess, and teach us something about a topic you are passionate about! Submit your entry at here.

Judging Criteria

Blog posts and videos will be judged based on the following criteria by a minimum of four (4) reviewers:

  1. Relevance: How relevant is this submission to EM education and/or clinical practice?
  2. Innovation: How creative and innovative is this submission?
  3. Design: How well is this information presented?
  4. Content: How well did the candidate present the material with respect to clarity, organization, accuracy, and references?

Applicants should be guided by the quality criteria outlined in the ALiEM AIR1 and Quality Checklists for blogs and podcasts2 resources.

Expectations of the Winner

Fellows will have the rare opportunity to experience the behind-the-scenes work associated with developing and producing one of the world’s largest and best EM educational conferences. Fellow responsibilities will include online chat moderation, social media management, CME preparation, research projects, and more. Perhaps the greatest benefit will be the opportunity to interact directly with the renowned EEM faculty, all of whom are master educators and wonderful individuals.

Important Dates:

November 4, 2016 – Contest opens
January 15, 2017 – Deadline for submissions (submit here)
February 3, 2017 – Winners announced

Kaif Pardhan

Kaif Pardhan is a medical education and politics geek who practices emergency medicine in Toronto, Ontario and pediatric emergency medicine in Hamilton, Ontario.