From Dr. Adria Simon: DEI Committee Residency Interviews
From Dr. Oz Sayan: ITE Review
I am writing to re-introduce you all to our Wednesday Evening In-Training Exam (ITE) Reviews.
Retired a few years ago, we are returning them as an alternate form of review for the ITE. Please try to attend. Our faculty will be presenting high yield medical knowledge and questions to help you all do well on the ITE this February.
For all residents (PGY2-4) who scored under 30th percentile on the 2020 ITE, we will ask that you attend a mandatory 50% (or 12) ITE Wednesday Evening Sessions and view the remaining 12 ITE session asynchronously via ZOOM recordings. All other residents can use the ITE Review Session as another tool to study – no mandatory attendance. I will send individual emails to those of you under 30th percentile.
We begin the sessions on December 2 at 8:30PM-10:30PM via ZOOM. They will be every Wednesday Evening until February 17, 2021. I have attached the schedule. We launch with Jonathan St. George’s Visual Diagnoses.
From NYP: MANDANTORY MASK FITTINGS
November 16 – December 11
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. (NOTE: No fit testing Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26)
(formerly family waiting area)
From Dr. Jenny Castillo & St. Barnabas Dept of Emergency Medicine: Wellness during COVID
Dear Emergency Medicine Residents and Attendings,
The Saint Barnabas Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to invite you to an interactive and participatory discussion on “Strengthening ourselves through the unknown” on Wednesday, December 2nd at 8 pm with Joel Warden, PhD., and Joshua Schwarzbaum, MD.
To register click – https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkf-mhqzIqHdM7RmjfojTBwNbyiMa5GA5l
As we see the covid cases rising again there is a lot we have been preparing for. We don’t know exactly what will happen over the next few months and the anticipation can lead to worry and stress. We can look back at our experience from the first wave however this time may be different.
As part of our discussion we will explore topics including
1. How to prepare ourselves for the unknown
2. Techniques to gain inner control when events around us are out of our control
3. Countering negative thoughts and emotions
4. Building resiliency when we don’t know what the future holds
Advance registration is required and will be closed once capacity is reached.
We look forward to seeing you there and please reach out if you have any questions!
Josh and Joel
From Dr. Marc Probst (Mt. Sinai): Clinical Scientist Fellowship
This Clinician Scientist Training Program T32 award in Emergency Medicine is the first of its kind for the Mount Sinai Health System and the first of its kind in the history of NIH/NHLBI. The National Institutes of Health funds these T32 Institutional Training Programs to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agendas and are issued to eligible institutions to support research training for groups of pre-and/or postdoctoral fellows.
For more information, check out: https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/residencies-fellowships/list/clinician-scientist-training
From ALL NYC EM: the ALL NYC EM Resident Education Fellowship
We are excited to offer this fellowship to rising senior residents. The program is designed to provide experience in conference development, networking, and mentorship by the educational leaders within this group. This is a 1-year fellowship and will include costs to attend the 2021 virtual CORD academic assembly. If interested, please check out the attached flyer.
Deadline for applications is December 1st.
From Dr. Mark Curato: Post-Residency Career Plans
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 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. Lauren Curato: Procedure Lab Teaching Opportunity
We are currently seeking Residents to help assist with teaching some basic procedures (IV’s, ABG’s, NG Tube & Foleys) to Medical Students who are about to enter their Major Clinical Year (MCY i.e. 3rd year).
Help is needed for the sessions next week on:
There are 2 sessions per day:
You could join just 1 session or both for the afternoon.
The students are eager to learn these skills and very appreciative of your time, it’s a truly enjoyable teaching experience with virtually no advance preparation required (and not to mention a great extracurricular for your CV!)
Please email me back if interested and I can provide you with more details.
Thank you for considering!
FYI: Please know that the structure of this day has changed since a prior email you may have received from Dr. Adria Simon and you are NOT responsible for running a session on your own but now just helping to supervise the students and show them the skills on a more 1-on-1 basis.
From Dr. Sachin Argawal: Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
PGY3s and 4s – Please remember to call the Neurocritical care fellow at 8-COOL to let them know of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that have neurological deficits at time of ROSC. Targeted temperature management is an important part of post-arrest care and the NICU would appreciate early involvement!
From Dr. Bernard Chang: the IMPROVE Study
We are excited to finally launch our study on long-term clinician physical and psychological health (called IMPROVE) led by our team here in Columbia Emergency Medicine. This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will be one of the largest longitudinal studies on emergency provider mental and physical health and could lead to significant changes in how EDs operate, while providing evidence for staffing/scheduling and patient-flow innovations to improve both clinician well-being and patient outcomes.
We designed our study to be respectful of your time, minimally disruptive given your busy schedules, while also recognizing you with a bunch of goodies Please read below for details and how to sign up if interested. (Of note, this is a different study from Dr. Laurel Mayer’s study on mental health. There is no problem in participating in both studies.)
We are looking for full time emergency department nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to participate in this study. The study baseline visit will involve:
Study participation and annual follow-up will continue over 3 years and the two-week burst assessments described above will be repeated at years 1, 2 and 3. Compensation for participation is available:
1) up to $600 ($150 at baseline and annually for 3 years)
2) A Fitbit Inspire HR to keep
3) A bluetooth enabled blood pressure device (the Omron 5 Series BP7250) to keep.
Please note that participation or decision not to participate in this study has no bearing or influence on your evaluation or status as an employee at New York Presbyterian or CUIMC. The data will be collected in a confidential manner and no identifiable information will be shared with non-study personnel.
If you wish to view the electronic consent and information sheet to learn more about the study, please click on the following link:
Thank you so much for considering and look forward to sharing the results of this study with you all. Sending you all my best and thank you again for all your hard work at our ED!
When working weekdays at Cornell, it is very important that you are back in the ED after morning report NO LATER than 9:05am. Residents must be present for morning huddle back in the bays.
From Dr. Alex Fortenko: Remote Patient Monitoring Study
I’m looking for a resident that is interested in research on new and innovative technology platforms to help with a Remote Patient Monitoring study for COVID-19 positive patients. We’ll need assistance with finalizing IRB, in-servicing staff, enrolling patients and doing data analysis. Please email Alex Fortenko at email@example.com if you are interested.
From Dr. Tony Dajer: Bounceback Review
Bouncebacks (or patients who return to the emergency department with the same complaint) are some of the best teaching resources. We are looking to use Epic to review bouncebacks who are admitted on second visit. We’re looking for resident volunteers who can vet 6-8 cases a month. Please contact Dr Dajer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested!
From Dr. Manish Garg: EM/IM Signout in Cornell Epic
From Dr. Phil Perera: CT-RAP
I am starting up an abdominal pain research study at Cornell in the next months named CT-RAP, or CT imaging in the regional assessment of acute abdominal pain. Doing the IRB now. This would be the second phase prospective study. A first phase retrospective study was completed at Stanford with 800 patients with data being analyzed now.
Would love to have some interested (and faculty) residents on this study.
My research question is which patients (not peds, not pregnant woman) with acute abdominal pain presenting to the ED need an imaging study (CT or ultrasound).
If interested, please email email@example.com to learn more!
MCB Message of the Month
Attendings, WCMC Department of Psychiatry
CUIMC Emergency Attending
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Shout out to Manish, who spent hours of his (and his familly's) Thanksgiving driving all over New York and New Jersey to make sure his residents had dinner on Thanksgiving. Thank you, Manish, for your incredible generosity and willingness to lead by example.