February 22, 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 the Evaluation Sub-Committee: QR Code

You want feedback. Attendings want feedback too.  To make sure we’re all getting what we want, the Evaluation Sub-Committee has help create these handy QR codes so that we can provide daily feedback to residents and faculty alike.  It can also be found on the Resident tab on the website menu and hardcopies are scattered around both EDs.  

Please bookmark this page so you can provide feedback on each shift! We want to encourage a culture where we all improve together, and hopefully these QR codes will make that process easier.  Thanks!

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 Dr. Kiran Pandit: Undergraduate Med Ed Analysis

If any of the EM residents are interested in education research at the UME level, Dr. Pandit is starting a qualitative analysis of some of the student reflections from the third-year student EM experience over the last couple of years.  Please reach out to Dr. Pandit (kbp9@cumc.columbia.edu) if interested.

From Dr. Jenny Castillo:  Workplace Violence

Please contact Dr. Castillo (jlc2298@cumc.columbia.edu) if you’re interested in participating in a project on workplace violence.  A copy of her proposal can be found here.

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 (kec9012@med.cornell.edu) or Brian Leppert (brl9047@med.cornell.edu). 

From Dr. Rama Rao: Non-Binary ED Patients

Please take a moment to fill out the following survey regarding the care of our transgender and gender non-binary patients in the ED.  Thank you!


From Dr. Daniel Golden: QIPS

Join our Council!! Opportunities now exist to learn how to perform Quality Improvement projects, obtain leadership positions, take part in scholarly projects, network, and make a difference! 

The amount you participate is up to you. Contact Dan Golden at dag9164@nyp.org or call/text 347-573-1681 if interested!

MCB Message of the Month

February 24, 2021






The NYPEM Family for the upcoming ITE!

Early congratulations, fam - you will rock this exam! Do your best and stay strong!!

Chief on Call

Ahmed Shaikh, 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 chiefs