March 1, 2021

From the Chiefs: Residency Deadlines

To help consolidate many of the important residency deadlines and dates, the chiefs and PMs have created a new addition to the weekly update and main page.  Please refer to the following spreadsheet each week to make sure you’re compliant with all residency/NYP logistics.  FYI: while we will do our best to keep this spreadsheet up to date, it is not a substitute for checking NYP email daily. And if you see something important missing from this list, please let us know!

From Anna Cardinale: CLABSI Survey

At the request of our campuses’ Ops teams, please respond to the following NYP survey:

Who is this message for: All Residents across the NYP Enterprise directly involved in supervising, inserting, and/or maintaining central lines in adult patients.

What is this message about: At NYP we are working hard to reduce Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs).  The below survey will enable us to evaluate the current state and identify areas for improvement.

The survey is voluntary and will take approximately 5-10 minutes.  If you have not had a chance to complete the survey, please do so by February 26, 2021.  After completing the survey, you will receive a link to enter into the raffle.   For each week during the survey period we will select a random winner to receive a $50 gift card.

 Survey Link Below:

Campus Announcements

From Dr. Nick Gavin: Sedation Options at Columbia

As of Monday, February 22, fentanyl and midazolam drips will be available for post-intubation sedation.  Please consider prioritizing these medications over precedex in the appropriate patient population going forward.  

From Drs. Emmagene Worley and Peter Wyer: EBM Survey

Hi everyone! We are hoping to gauge your exposure to critical appraisal and all-around research literacy before an upcoming conference session. Would you click on the link below for a short qualtrics survey? Should take approximately two minutes – in fact, you could do it right this moment! Thank you in advance! -emmagene

From Drs. Kevin Ching and Brian Leppert: Transition to Residency Education Opportunities

We’re looking for 3 PGY3/4 to help teach graduating MS4s both the basics of resuscitation and central line technique.  Please consider teaching at the

Basic Resuscitation Workshop” on Tue 3/2, from 12:00-3:00 pm, focusing on CPR, defibrillation, and basic BVM use.
Additionally, there are multiple sessions for central line training. Each session is 2 hours and takes place in the Clinical Skills Center (10th Floor of Weill Greenberg Building, 1305 York Avenue). 
Sessions are:
Monday, 3/8:  1-3pm
Monday, 3/8:  3-5pm
Thursday, 3/11:  1-3pm
Thursday, 3/11:  3-5pm
The session is purely for student practice; students will be instructed to watch videos prior to coming that review CVL technique, so that they can focus on technique.
If interested, please email Kevin Ching ( or Brian Leppert ( 

MCB Message of the Month

March 3, 2021 - Neurology




Dr. Allen Giles

NYPEM Resident

Dr. Ricahrd Lappin

WCMC Emergency Attending

Dr. Mary Mulcare

WCMC Emergency Attending

Dr. Rachel Elkin


Dr. Kerrin DePeter

CHONY PEM Attending

Dr. Christina Guzman

NYPEM Resident

ALiEM Air Pro Series: Neurology 2019
Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine 9th Ed – Chapters 164, 165, 168 (WCM Library for residents)

Meeting ID: 953 7379 6527
Passcode: 787879

Dr. Michael DeFilippo

Congrats to Dr. Mike DeFilippo, SAEM's RAMS newest board member at large! Amazing initiative, Mike, and we're so proud of you!

Chief on Call

Liza Hartofilis, M.D. 
EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056
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