April 19, 2020
From Dr. Manish Garg: Primary Survey this Sunday
From the Chiefs: Residents in the Spotlights
Given the rapidly evolving response to COVID19, it can be challenging to stay current. Below are the most critical updates from NYP and GME.
Please see the COVID19 Updates page for additional information and resources.
Dr. Chris Tedeschi: ED Incident Commander
From Dr. Ken Wong: Orienting off-service rotators
Rotators have gotten a welcome email and a handbook; chiefs also gave June in-person orientations. However, a rotator’s first shift can be any one of about 12 times during a month, and nothing’s as good as on-shift instruction. Focus your brief pointers on where to find things, the dispo note template, how to bed request after the dispo, and how to PFD and discharge a patient. Please also go over PPE, early isolation guidance, and guidelines about high risk COVID19 situations.
From Dr. Lynn Jiang: Wellness
MCB Message of the Month
Conference This Week
Shouts out to the PM&R residents who have been working with us for the past few weeks. They have been awesome!
Upcoming Residency Events
- May 27th – 8 hr Theme and PGY4 Research Day
- May 28th – Residency Retreat
- June 3rd – Graduation at the Central Park Boathouse
- WEAR YOUR PPE ON SHIFT! Keep yourself safe always!
- MedHub hours must be logged!
- Please fill-in your resident profile on nypem.net. It’s a great way to highlight your interests and things you’ve done during residency. https://nypem.net/meet-our-residents/
- Remember– Away Electives require an application submitted 112 days in advance, while NYP electives are a minimum of 56 days. Instructions located here.
- Check out this career guide from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine https://issuu.com/saemonline/docs/saem_awaem_toolkit
- Please be wise on social media use and don’t risk patients’ trust in the medical profession.
- Give time and action-specific instructions in the discharge papers. “See your primary doctor soon” is much less informative than “See your primary doctor in the next four days, but return to the E.R. if your abdominal pain worsens or persists.”
- Get disability insurance before graduating residency. Here’s one resource to start.
- Educate yourself on potential job contract issues. Here’s one article and another EM specific book.
- If a job requires your residency malpractice insurance history, email email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the relevant documents.
- Remember to complete your EMS ride-alongs! You need 10 4-hour sessions to graduate!
- Time to start leading notifications! Rely on your fellow residents, constantly communicate with your team, and learn as much as you can! You can do this.
- If you have money to save after NYC costs and student loan repayment, consider putting it into NYP’s 403(b) or an IRA. The “Roth” option is likely better when you’re a resident.
- Scroll down to 3. Publications and Educational Initiatives for some good EM resources! Or check out this centralization of other EM resources including podcasts, books, apps and Qbanks.
- We’re at that point in the year when it’s time to start becoming the PGY2 you always knew you could be. Stretch yourself on shift both in terms of volume and patient complexity.
Chief on Call
- 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 chiefs.