June 22, 2020

General Announcements

From Dr. Devjani Das: NYACEP Epic Newsletter

I currently curate articles for the Education Column in the quarterly NYACEP Epic newsletter. As things are unfolding in all of our lives, I think we all recognize the unique impact that these experiences are having for residents. With that in mind, and knowing that we have several strong writers among our residents, I wanted to reach out to the residency group to see if any of them would be interested in writing an article for the upcoming NYACEP newsletter? I was thinking an article directed towards the impact of racism within the medical community and how it specifically impacts residency learning would be a timely topic to tackle.

The deadline is July 15. Please email dd2985@cumc.columbia.edu

From Dr. Kaushal Shah: Writing for emDOCS.net

For those interested in FOAM writing, consider submitting to emDOCS.net! For more information, check out the following document and email Kaush  (kas3002@med.cornell.edu) to get in contact with Alex Koyfman.  

From Dr. Radhika Sundararajan: SAEM Research Scholarship

For those senior residents interested in a research oriented career, consider applying for an SAEM Advanced Research and Methodology Evaluation and Design Scholarship.

To learn more, check out: https://www.saem.org/home/rams/armed-scholarship

Campus Announcements

From Dr. Alexis Halpern: EM Palliative Care Study

Dear colleagues,

We are launching a multi-center study entitled Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access (EMPallA). This is a PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) sponsored trial in collaboration with the NYU Emergency Department. The study will compare outpatient and telephonic delivery of palliative care for adults over 50 who are identified and enrolled through the ED. Outpatient appointments are currently being conducted via telemedicine.

Billie Johnsson will be leading subject enrollment. I am writing to request your assistance with this process, in two ways:

1) Inform Billie via MHB with the patient’s name and MRN if you are seeing a patient with end stage CHF, COPD, renal failure, or solid tumor cancer or,

2) Inform Billie via MHB with the patient’s name and MRN if you are placing orders on a patient and the pop-up informing you that the patient qualifies under the Palliative Care Act comes up on your screen.

Billie may not answer you right away, and as such you can send her messages 24/7. We have permission to conduct remote enrollment, and have 24 hours post-discharge to reach out to the patients or their caregivers.

Please reach out to me or Billie (bin9004@med.cornell.edu)  with any questions regarding the study, or these requests.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.


From Dr. Lynn Jiang: Research Opportunities
There is a new joint research project collaborating with NYP Queens examining proning ER patients with moderate risk COVID. This would be a prospective study involving enrolling patients and data collection as well as future data analysis / manuscript write-up. 
The project is still in the early stages at Cornell so details to come but this would be the perfect time to get involved if you’re at all interested in developing any research or operations skills.
If you’d like to know more, please contact Dr. Lynn Jiang — lgj7001@med.cornell.edu

From Rosa Borenzstein:  COVID documentation

If a COVID 19 test was ordered, please document if you informed patient of their COVID 19 test result. 

If you did not inform patient of result because the test was not yet back, document this information on ED record and place a follow up order. 

We receive many COVID test results daily.

It would be very helpful if we did not have to call every patient with results, if this information was already provided to patient during their ED stay.

Thank you,


MCB Message of the Month

Conference This Week

Please use our google form for conference attendance.

Conference Link: Critical Care Symposium

Shout out to Dr. Dan Golden, Ob/Gyn Resident Extraodinaire

Upcoming Residency Events

To Dos



  • The first year of attending starts now!  Please touch base with leadership and your CCC member as you start the process of the job search and career development.



  • Time to start dominating the board.  
  • 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.  


  • Ask questions constantly! Everyone is here to help!

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  • If you do not hear back within 10 minutes, then call any of the other chiefs.