From the Chiefs: Morning Report
All residents (and especially seniors) – please remember that at this time faculty mentors for morning report have the option to zoom into the session. It’s therefore extremely important you start a zoom meeting prior to 8am/9:15am. Please factor in the extra time this requires!
Meeting details can be found on the website at: https://nypem.net/morning-noon-report/
From the Program Evaluation Committee: Evaluations
We need your help to make the residency better!
One of the most important ways we make improvements is through our ED and off-service evaluations. Please fill these out in MedHub for each block you complete. The more data we have, the more we know what’s working and what’s not. Evaluations are also our evidence whenever we want to affect a change, so please let your voice be heard! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact leadership, the chiefs, or any member of the PEC (Taylor, Chris, Alex, Ryan, Mary Kate, and Billy).
From Dr. Trudi Cloyd: Our New Conference Format!
From Dr. Manish Garg: ACEP Research Fellowship
Good Afternoon CORD,
Each year, Annals of Emergency Medicine selects a Resident Fellow to serve on the Editorial Board. The current fellow, Chris Evans MD MPH, graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical Center Emergency Medicine residency and is starting an Informatics Fellowship at UNC. The Resident Fellow appointment to the Editorial Board of Annals of Emergency Medicine is designed to introduce the Fellow to the peer review, editing, and publishing of medical research manuscripts. Its purpose is not only to give the Fellow experience that will enhance his/her career in academic emergency medicine and in scientific publication, but to develop skills that are likely to lead to subsequent participation as a peer reviewer or editor at a scientific journal. It also provides a strong resident voice at Annals to reflect the concerns of the next generation of emergency physicians.
The Resident Fellow is chosen in a competitive selection process in July. Members of the selection committee, including the Editor in Chief, the deputy editors, Annals’ Editorial Director, and the current Resident Fellow, review all curriculum vitae and select the top three candidates. These candidates are interviewed by the Editor in Chief, who then makes the final selection.
Please forward the application link, https://els-jbs-prod-cdn.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/pb/assets/raw/Health%20Advance/journals/ymem/Resfellowapp2020-21-1582205436803.pdf to any of your residents who might be interested in applying for the position. The application deadline is July 20, 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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
From Dr. Amos Shemesh: ED Disaster Committee
From Dr. Julie Zhao: First Responder Course for Med Students
We are about 2 months away from the annual First Responder Course for first year medical students, scheduled for the morning of Thursday, August 27, 2020.
It is a 3 hour Lecture, Workshop, and Sim/Standardized Patient based course aimed to teach students in their early clinical years to become confident and capable first responders in the pre-hospital setting. It has been a fun and educational hands-on experience with excellent feedback.
Unfortunately due to Covid, the course will be run in a Zoom format this year.
We are brainstorming different ideas for running virtual sims for the four case scenarios (anaphylaxis, chest pain, seizure, overdose) and two sessions (splinting and airway).
Each session will be about 20 min long. If you are interested in helping to run one or more of these sessions, please reply at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If so, please also remember to request Aug 27 off on the next schedule requests.
Thanks very much!
From Dr. Alexis Halpern: EM Palliative Care Study
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 (email@example.com) with any questions regarding the study, or these requests.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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