From Dr. Liza Hartofilis: ACEP NY Resident Committee Rep
I’ve been our program’s rep for the NY ACEP Emergency Medicine Resident Committee for the past 3 years and have enjoyed my time, contributing and helping out when I can. I’m happy to stay on as our rep for my last year, but first wanted to see if any of you would like to take over. If you’re interested in becoming NYP’s representative, please reach out to me and Manish in the next 2 days and we’ll figure things out from there.
Below is some info about the Committee:
Membership in ACEP is a prerequisite to committee membership. Program representatives must be willing to make a commitment to participate in monthly conference calls (see preliminary schedule below), attend program functions and keep their fellow residents informed of programs and activities.
Through this committee, residents are given the opportunity to observe and participate in leadership activities at the state and national level; serve as a source for communication and interchange for ideas among emergency medicine residents in New York State; promote advocacy during residency training by working with residency directors to enhance advocacy and leadership in the residency curriculum; encourage and support emergency medicine education and training; organize the Annual Emergency Medicine Residents Career Day and implement the Medical Student Symposium and coordinate the EM Day of Service.
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. 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 (email@example.com) to get in contact with Alex Koyfman.
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.
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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.
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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.
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