From Dr. Osman Sayan: Scholarly Productivity
We are currently in the process of compiling a list of the EM residents’ scholarly productivity to date.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org back with the following information:
Graduating Class Year:
Publications to date including citation (if any):
Lectures or Teaching Experience(s) and date(s) (if any):
Topic or topic ideas:
Mentor (if any):
Meeting(s) with Research Committee (Sunday Clark or Bernard Chang) and date(s):
Please try to get this information to leadership as soon as possible – thanks!
From EM Leadership: Elective Submissions
Please remember that an elective application form must be submitted and approved prior to the start of any elective block. Instructions for this process can be found on the teamsite:
Mark Curato will be overseeing the process going forward, so please feel free to direct questions to him.
In our current COVID reality, away electives are not presently permitted, but please stay in touch with leadership as this is an evolving area.
From Dr. Manish Garg: Wellness Committee
We’ve been asked by the Columbia physician wellness committee for a resident representative. I think it’s a wonderful way to help advocate for your colleagues and champion wellness in our program. We meet the 3rd Wednesdays 3-4pm.
Please let me know if you are interested and I will forward a name to Jenny.
From Dr. Angela Mills: After Action Report
In the past several months we have experienced an ongoing surge related to the COVID-19 pandemic that none of us has experienced before.
The Department of Emergency Medicine and the NYP Strategy team will be creating After Action Reports that will chronicle what occurred, what went well, and opportunities to do something different next time. With that goal, we will be holding multidisciplinary Virtual Debriefing Sessions with frontline staff which will take place over the next few weeks.
The purpose of the groups is to gain additional insight and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective directly from the front line. Please consider joining one of these sessions. Your input is critical and we would like to hear from all who worked in the ED during the COVID-19 surge. Sessions will last 30-60 minutes with a group of 8-10 participants by site. Questions for discussion may include:
The NYP Strategy team will be facilitating these multidisciplinary sessions and departmental leadership will not be part of the sessions.
If interested in participating, please sign up here and you will be contacted with a variety of possible times and additional details.
Thank you in advance for your participation and for all that you do for our patients.
Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey
Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
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.
From Dr. Kaushal Shah: Visual Dx
From Dr. Kaushal Shah: Wellness Resources
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and First Descents are teaming up to launch HERO RECHARGE – a nationwide series of outdoor adventure programs for healthcare professionals. Thanks to a leadership gift from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, all programs will be provided free of charge to healthcare workers.
We can’t fathom what it’s like to be on the front-lines of the greatest healthcare crisis of our generation. But we do know this: you and your colleagues have our enduring gratitude. Simply put, we want you to have the opportunity to adventure and recharge in beautiful wild places with your professional peers.
HERO RECHARGE will offer programs focusing on rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, mountain biking, yoga, and surfing. At night, there will be time to relax and connect around the campfire over delicious meals prepared by First Descents Chefs. All lodging, gear, outfitter instruction, and food will be provided. Right now, we’re creating these epic adventures with the hope to roll them out in late summer or early Fall as public health directives permit.
MCB Message of the Month
Shout out to CHONY’s Dr. Shiu Lin Tsai and her colleagues who donated the award money from a recent research project to the NYPEM residency in honor of all the sacrifices made by our team during the COVID epidemic. The money will be used to support resident wellness and significantly improve the resident room. Thank you for this incredible generosity!