May 10, 2021

  • Make sure that you have at least 10 daily shift evaluations in Qualtrics.  If you are under the goal, please remind your attendings on your next several shifts (or the shift you’re on right now!) to complete them for you.  
  • The self-evaluation template is due to your CCC member by May 5th. You’ll review this, your shift and semi-annual evaluations and other objective data with your CCC member at your end of year meeting.   It’s slightly spruced up, a little abbreviated and highly anticipated by your advisors. 
  • Faculty Evals:  keep the daily shift evals coming. These are a big part of annual review for faculty and help us refine your learning experience on shift.  We are pivoting to the Semi-Annual Faculty Evaluations (select from the dropdown menu after initiating a survey) as we near the end of the academic year.   These QR codes and links also live on the residency site for your convenience!

Documentation Update from Cornell (but get in the habit on both campuses):

-Use the “.resmdm” template for your Assessment and Plan section of the note
-All patients should have a re-evaluation documented in their chart: 

  • If admitting the patient, the provider signout note is sufficient. 
  • If you are discharging a patient create the following dot phrase (.resdispo) and use it in a reevaluation note

    Resident Disposition Note 

    Authored By: @ME@




    Management in ED: ***

    Clinical Reassessment with Repeat Exam: ***

    Disposition: ***

    Plan for Follow-Up Care:***

  • Seniors: Please remind off-service residents, especially on their first day, about documentation expectations. 
Elective Request Form Update from Dr. Mark Curato: 
We’ve made a significant improvement to the way you request and schedule your electives.  You no longer need to use the MedForm form.  Now, you’ll use this form, which will also be linked on the site.
The process is now MUCH easier for you.
Your end of the bargain is that the deadlines must be observed.  You should not expect a reminder or nudge when your elective is approaching.  Rather, if you fail to get your elective submitted and approved on-time you may just hear from the chiefs to let you know that you’re being scheduled for an EM block instead.
A few details/tips:
  • Craft thoughtful learning objectives with your faculty preceptor so as to maximize your chances of approval.
  • All electives now include a learning objective related to culturally responsive medicine, which is clearly described on the form.
  • We will push your evaluation to your preceptor after your elective, so you don’t need to worry about that; your only job is to show up, learn, meet your learning objectives, and have fun!
  • At this moment, NYP still prohibits “away” rotations.  This is out of the hands of residency leadership.  If you have a compelling case for an exception we will be glad to submit the formal request to GME for you.  Their deadline for that is 120 days prior to proposed elective (and you should definitely have a back-up “home” elective in mind.)
We’re happy to field any questions!

Campus Announcements

From Dr. Chris Kim: Uploading Outside Imaging at Columbia:

Attached is a guide for uploading outside imaging at Columbia. 

Columbia Resident Opeartions Committee Meeting:

Please join Mary Kate and Emerson for a Resident Operations Committee Meeting on Wednesday 5/19, right after conference at 1 pm. Special Guest Dr. Tedeschi will be joining us to conduct a Mass Casualty Incident tabletop exercise. We will also be discussing ideas for projects going forward. 

Topic: Columbia Resident Operations Committee

Time: May 19, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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From Dr. Ouyang: Journal Club on Health Reporting: 

The next Journal Club on Health Reporting will take place on Wednesday, May 26th at 1 pm. We will do a special session as part of the department’s “Wilderness, Environmental and Disaster Medicine” medical student course that Dr. Tedeschi runs. To give everyone time to read the articles, I am sending them out in advance. I hope everyone who is free can join. Your insights and perspectives will surely be appreciated by the students. Zoom link to follow.  
1. Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: Death Counts, Public Health Research, and the Media
2. Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX: EMS Response During Disasters
3. Climbing Everest: Role of Doctors and Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Mountaineering
4. NGO Health Facility in Uganda: Ethics in Global Health Work

From Columbia Operations and Education Leadership:  PGY 3’s at Notifications

Whenever possible,

  •  PGY 3’s should respond to all Area D notifications. They should write an MSE note.
  •  While they can assist with stabilization and procedures if they choose, a clear handoff from the PGY 3 resident to the Area D Attending + Resident/PA is necessary because PGY 3s will not be responsible for the continued coverage of patients in Area D, even if they participated in the initial resuscitation.

From Dr. Shah: EMRA Awards / Grants

Please consider applying for an EMRA award/grant.  Deadline is July 15.

Making Care Better: May Message of the Month

May 12, 2021

OB/GYN Module Week 2

Dr. Ryan Latulipe
Dr. Dan Golden
Dr. Adria Simon
Dr. Tiffany Murano
Dr. Thomas Bennett


ALiEM Air Pro Series: AIR OB/Gyn 2018

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine 9th Ed – Chapters 99-101, 256



Resources for managing patients chronically on bupe:

Negative Example Guideline (see attached PDF)


Conference Evaluation & Resident Attendance

*Cornell Faculty Attendance

*Columbia GEM + PEM Faculty Attendance



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Shout out to Mary-Kate for organizing our retreat day to the Yankee Game AND to all of our virtuous residents who enjoyed a day of good clean fun in the Bronx.

Chief on Call

Emerson Floyd, M.D. 
EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056
  • Please call and do not text/ email so we can address issues promptly.
  • If you do not hear back within 10 minutes, then call any of the other chief