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PoCUS Previews 03: Intro to the FAST Scan

In All Posts, Featured, Infographics by Revathi NairLeave a Comment

Welcome back to PoCUS Previews, your illustrated guide to the world of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)! In the hands of a skilled sonographer, PoCUS can serve as a valuable tool while assessing a patient in trauma. PoCUS can quickly and fairly accurately detect blood loss and signal the presence of internal organ damage. Thus, the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) scan is one of the most celebrated uses of PoCUS …

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PoCUS Previews 02: Intro to Image Generation

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Welcome back to PoCUS Previews, your illustrated guide to the world of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)! This month’s infographic will focus on image and probe orientation, different probe movements that can be used to generate these images, and some common artifacts (or abnormal alterations in ultrasound images). Ultrasound images can be challenging to interpret when we consider their dynamic nature and varying conventions that surround them. This infographic breaks down the orientation …

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PoCUS Previews 01: Intro to PoCUS

In All Posts, Featured, Infographics by Revathi NairLeave a Comment

Welcome to PoCUS Previews; CanadiEM’s newest infographic series!  Ultrasound (US) is an imaging modality that uses high frequency soundwaves and their reflection to produce real time images of various structures within the human body. In Emergency Medicine, small portable US machines can be used to gain an abundance of clinical insight that can ultimately aid in diagnosis. However, generating and interpreting these images can be quite challenging. PoCUS Previews aims to simplify Point …

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Zooming Through Medical School

In Commentary, Opinion by Fiona RaymondLeave a Comment

We all know that medical school is a journey – but, honestly, during the pandemic it has felt more like a slog. In March of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, I was seven months into my medical training. After barely scratching the surface of medical school, I was nervous about what was to come. I have now entered my third year of undergraduate medical education, with the majority of my pre-clerkship being …

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Carmscast Episode 04: Reflections

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Welcome to Carmscast, the podcast that aims to answer all the questions medical students have when creating a competitive CARMS application. In today’s episode, our co-hosts, Kara and Dakoda, mix up the podcast format and reflect on their CaRMS experience over the last year. Dr. Kara Tastad is now a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. She will soon be starting her first year of emergency medicine residency at the …

Post-game: The CaRMS Rank List

In CaRMS Guide, Mentorship by Brent Thoma22 Comments

Even after CaRMS interviews are over there is a lot of “stuff” to do. Should you send a thank you note to the programs that interviewed you? How is the program going about making their CaRMS rank list? How should you go about making your CaRMS rank list? Should this change if you’re entering the couples match? And what really happens if the unthinkable occurs and you go unmatched? This post will cover these topics and more.