From Dr. David Kessler
He would like to pilot with interested residents. Please contact him (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
From Leadership: Anesthesia Selective for PGY2
We are writing to introduce to all of you the new resident-inspired Allen Anesthesia Selective.
We are pleased to offer to our PGY2 residents the opportunity to choose a two-week Anesthesia Rotation located at the Allen Hospital. We believe that this will be an excellent Anesthesia experience as the Allen has 4 OR rooms and 2 Procedural Sedation rooms run by Columbia Anesthesiologist and Allen based CRNAs. There are no residents at Allen Anesthesia giving you the exclusive opportunity to intubate and sedate patients.
According to Dr. J. Steven Mercer, Director of Milstein Anesthesia, and Dr. Mark Weller, Director of Allen Anesthesia, you will only be required to deal with securing the airway and then you are expected to move on to the next case. They estimate at least 5 intubations per day!! The selective will be M, T, Th, F from 7AM to 4PM.
If you might be interested, please contact Dr. Mark Curato.
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 will continue at 8:30PM-10:30PM via ZOOM. They will be every Wednesday Evening until February 17, 2021. I have attached the schedule.
Meeting ID: 969 5298 1627
From Dr. Marie-Laure Romney:
Effective immediately, please provide a pulse oximeter to any patient being discharged from the emergency department with COVID or CLI. Attached is the workflow for distribution. It is similar to the process we followed in the Spring.
Patients with poor prognostic factors, as outlined in the most recent version of the NYP ED COVID Evaluation Guideline, should be enrolled in the COVID Remote Care program. This is a program being run by Columbia Doctors PAs. Patients will be contacted via telephone the day after ED discharge. Please limit this referral to patients who meet this criteria, as capacity is limited.
Contact Ed Suh (email@example.com) or Lily Abrukin (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any additional questions related to this.
From Nathan Damaghi: OneDrive Password Changes
From Dr. Helen Ouyang: Upcoming Journal Club on Health Reporting
From Dr. Dave Bodnar:
We have slimmed it down so it now is much easier to read and complete (Examples below). Please remind the residents that this note must be completed prior to bed request for Internal Medicine admissions. Please let me know (email@example.com) if there are any questions.
@DATE@ (this stamps both the date and time into the note)
Author Contact Number: ***
ED Course (Including Pertinent Labs, Radiology and Consult Discussions): ***
Working ED Diagnosis / Reason for Admission: ***
Any Non-Clinical Psycho/Social Issues: ***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 347-573-1681 if interested!
From Dr. Ernie Esquivel: Cornell Clinical Enhancement Course
As you may be aware, the Class of 2023 (current 2nd year medical students) has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their clinical experiences in their first and second years have essentially been curtailed due to concerns with exposure to the virus and issues with inadequate PPE in the spring. This class will be starting their Clinical Clerkships in February 2021 and the medical school has asked me to develop a 4-week Clinical Enhancement Course in January 2021. This course will include virtual and in-person experiences aimed at preparing our students to better engage in the clinical space.
One of the key clinical experiences the students need is conducting the history and physical examination on patients in the hospital/outpatient spaces. We need your help desperately to act as preceptors for these sessions. These students have performed histories previously and have been taught the complete physical exam. They practiced on each other. They need to be observed performing these on “real” patients in the clinical space. What are we asking of you:
(1) Four encounters with the students in the afternoon (or early evenings or weekends, for nocturnists/hospitalists).
Session 1 (in person) – Observed complete history and physical examination # 1
Student Assignment: Write-up of the history and physical examination
Student Assignment: Prepare oral presentation of Case # 1 for Session 2
Session 2 (in person) – Oral presentation of Case # 1 and observed complete history and physical examination # 2
Student Assignment: Write-up including history and physical examination AND assessment of the differential diagnosis for Case # 2
Student Assignment: Prepare oral presentation of Case # 2 for Session 3
Session 3 (in person) – Oral presentation of Case # 2 and observed complete history and physical examination # 3
Student Assignment: Write-up including history and physical examination, assessment of the differential diagnosis for Case # 3 AND proposed plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management
Student Assignment: Prepare oral presentation of Case # 3 for Session 4
Session 4 (virtual) – Oral presentation of Case # 3
(2) Provide feedback to student on history and exam skills, feedback on write-up and oral presentations. We will be available also for additional help if there are significant issues with students’ work.
These sessions may be scheduled at your convenience between Monday, January 11, 2021 – Friday, January 29, 2021, as long as it does not coincide with a required session for the student. As mentioned, this can be between 1 PM – 9 PM and, if necessary, on weekend days. I would assume that sessions would be about 2 hours long. Sessions can be at Lower Manhattan Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering or NYP/Weill Cornell.
FYI, these students will have concurrent sessions aimed at ensuring that students gain skills in oral presentation, clinical reasoning and note-writing.
We will be providing you with orientation materials to the sessions, along with grading/feedback rubrics.
Kindly send me an email if you are able to help us with these critical skills building exercises. Thank you in advance. Stay healthy!
Ernie Esquivel, MD (email@example.com)
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Shout out to our NYPEM family for fighting on the frontlines. Thank you for your sacrifice and service in 2020. Here's to a new year!