From Dr. Annie Katz: **Updated Sick Call Policy**
From Dr. Adria Simon: Asynchronous Learning
From Dr. Amy Zeidan (Emory): the BRIGHT Study
From Drs. Stefan Flores and Edward Amores: Navigating Professional and Financial Lives
Please forward to your institution’s senior residents. RSVP by emailing Christina Tornero, christina.tornero@
We look forward to working with you on September 12th.
Nominate a Healthcare Hero!
Is there a nurse or doctor that has made a major impact in your life or community during the COVID-19 crisis? Show them your appreciation by nominating them for a chance to win up to $100,000 towards paying off their student loans!
Choose your Academic Practice Track!
The ACADEMIC PRACTICE TRACKS represent various areas of sub-specialization under the umbrella of Emergency Medicine.
The 17 APTs that we have thus far identified are as follows:
We would ask that you CHOOSE AN APT to join. We are limiting the residents to one APT (two with Dr. Garg’s permission). You can explore at the beginning but hope that residents will focus on one APT by PGY3 year.
Email Oz Sayan (email@example.com) with your APT choice.
2020 Annual Hospital Training (AHT 2020)
Get ready to complete your mandatory annual hospital training!
Access the 2020 Annual Hospital Training (AHT20) in the NYP Learning Center. This year’s launch is earlier than in prior years to allow more time for completing the training and learning the critical competencies. Completion of AHT20 is required by all graduate staff. Compliance is mandatory for you to work and for NYP to meet regulatory requirements. Failure to complete this in a timely manner will lead to your CWID account being disabled.
The deadline for completing AHT20 is Friday, December 4, 2020.
Instructions for completion can be found here.
From Dr. Oz Sayan: Professional Developement
As part of our Professional Development program, I will be meeting with each one of you twice a year. It will allow me the opportunity to interact with you all one-on-one and to help you grow throughout residency. In preparation for our meeting, I would ask that you complete the questions asked in my email from Sunday, July 29. These are some of the topics we will touch on. Having you spend some time before our conversation will allow you provide the best answers. I will be spreading these out over the semester.
Some questions are for specific classes only.
The question above Scholarly Work can be skipped for now as I just collected this info about one month ago. It will be asked next semester as a way to update info.
I will likely meet with interns later in the semester when they have had more time as interns.
I really look forward to spending some time with all of you.
From the Munira Persad: BLS/ACLS Recertifications
Please see the attached documents regarding BLS/ACLS (Re)Certification.
Residency Leadership guidance will be coming shortly to answer questions residents have about certifying or recertifying.
From Dr. Kaushal Shah: SAEM Pulse Articles
SAEM Pulse is looking for writers to author non-research articles that address any and all matters related to racism as a public health crisis to be included in an upcoming issue of SAEM Pulse.
Papers should focus on emergency medicine, academic emergency medicine and/or issues relevant to either/both. Paper formats can be essays, narratives, profiles, interviews, op-ed pieces, human interest stories, “think” pieces, or informational/how-to articles. Length: 400-700 words. Direct inquiries to Stacey Roseen, senior editor, publications and communications at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 1, 2020 for the November/December Issue
December 1, 2020 for the January/February 2021 issue
From Dr. Dessie Almaz and Dr. Stefan Flores
There is a new Columbia Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee led by attendings Dr. Dessie Almaz and Dr. Stefan Flores. The inaugural meeting is August 26th at 1PM. This is important work. They are inviting residents to be equal participants of the committee. Additionally, they are looking for 2 resident co-chairs.
If anyone is interested in a leadership role or participating, please contact Dr. Almaz (email@example.com) and Dr. Flores (firstname.lastname@example.org).
From Dr. Eliza Miller (CUIMC Neurology): OB/Gyn Stroke Survey
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, with the guidance of Dr. Eliza Miller, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Neurologist, is beginning to research medical professionals’ experience in assessing and managing various critical clinical scenarios regarding maternal stroke and neurological complications of pregnancy. We are contacting you because we believe you may be a clinical provider involved in the care of patients throughout their pregnancy or post-partum period, who may be interested in participating in a voluntary and anonymous survey regarding this topic.
Through this survey, we will consider the development of a maternal stroke bundle for the inpatient and/or emergency/triage setting with the purpose of ensuring that pregnant and post-partum women with neurological symptoms receive appropriate evaluation and care. If you fill out this anonymous & voluntary survey, you are consenting or agreeing to take part in this research. We will take all steps legally possible to keep this information confidential. Upon completion, you will have access to the correct responses for all surveyquestions. We expect participation to take 10-15 minutes of your time.
Completion of this survey is your agreement to participate in the study. You may decide to stop taking part at any time. Again, if you decide not to take part, it will not affect your rights or benefits. You will not incur in any cost(s) to take part in this survey and you will not receive any pay/compensation for doing so.
If you have any questions about this survey or the study, please contact Dr. Eliza Miller at 347- 714-4703 or the study team at 917-938-5817. If you have additional questions about your rights as a research subject, contact the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research for Columbia University Medical Center at (212) 305-5883. Thank you.
You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the link below:
For residents interested in PEM:
From Cornell Leadership
From Dr. Julie Zhao: First Responder Course for Med Students
We are about 3 weeks away from the annual First Responder Course for first year medical students, scheduled for the morning of Thursday, August 27, 2020.
It is a 3 hour Lecture, Workshop, and Sim/Standardized Patient based course aimed to teach students in their early clinical years to become confident and capable first responders in the pre-hospital setting. It has been a fun and educational hands-on experience with excellent feedback.
Unfortunately due to Covid, the course will be run in a Zoom format this year.
We are brainstorming different ideas for running virtual sims for the four case scenarios (anaphylaxis, chest pain, seizure, overdose) and two sessions (splinting and airway).
Each session will be about 20 min long. If you are interested in helping to run one or more of these sessions, please reply at email@example.com.
If so, please also remember to request Aug 27 off on the next schedule requests.
Thanks very much!
MCB Message of the Month
CHONY PEM Fellow
CUIMC Emergency Medicine Attending
CUIMC Emergency Medicine Attending
CUIMC Emergency Attending
JOURNAL CLUB: The CURASMER Trial (2019)
Lemkes JS, van der Hoeven NW, Jewbali LSD, et al. Coronary angiography after cardiac arrest without ST-segment elevation. NEJM 2019;380(15):1397-407.
Chapter 7 – Randomized Control Trial
AICDs and Pacemakers (pre-op focus but excellent breakdown, indications for placement and helpful factoids!)
Ultrasound 5-min Videos
Back to the Basics: Cardiac windows, Ejection fraction, Pericardial effusion
Advanced Review: Right heart strain, Regional wall motion abnormalities
Classic article: The “5Es” of Emergency Physician-performed Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (attached)
Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine 9th Ed – Chapters 48, 49, 51 (WCM Library for residents)
CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AND EVALUATION LINK
Conference Evaluation & Feedback Form
Join EM Conference Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 137 767 746