February 8, 2021

From the Evaluation Sub-Committee: QR Code

You want feedback. Attendings want feedback too.  To make sure we’re all getting what we want, the Evaluation Sub-Committee has help create these handy QR codes so that we can provide daily feedback to residents and faculty alike.  It can also be found on the Resident tab on the website menu and hardcopies are scattered around both EDs.  

Please bookmark this page so you can provide feedback on each shift! We want to encourage a culture where we all improve together, and hopefully these QR codes will make that process easier.  Thanks!

From Leadership: EMCoach Mini-ITE

Please remember to complete the EMCoach Mini-ITE by February 22.  The test is 100 questions and cannot be stopped/restarted, so please plan some dedicated time to finish it!  (https://www.emcoach.org)


From Dr. Sachit Balsari: Climate And Human Health Fellowship

We are hiring our next Climate and Human Health Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The two-year fellowship offered to US board eligible or board certified EM physicians, is jointly hosted with Harvard’s Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, and the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and seeks to train national physician leaders in Climate and Human Health research and advocacy.

The intensive program includes a master’s degree in public health or public policy at Harvard; internships at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS); opportunities to learn and engage in advocacy on the Hill; and training to lead independent research at the intersection of climate change, human health, and policy.

Fellows will participate in the academic life of the affiliated Centers at Harvard and will have the opportunity to develop expertise in one of several domains including climate-related migration, adaptation, and health system resilience.
Visit https://lnkd.in/geTTddY to learn more! 

From Dr. Alex Koyfman: EMDocs Articles

Senior Residents: If interested in writing for EMDocs.net, email akoyfman8@gmail.com for more information!

From Dr. Oz Sayan: ITE Review

ITE Review continues!

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. 

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. 

Zoom Info:


Meeting ID: 969 5298 1627

Passcode: 384908

Campus Announcements

From Dr. Kiran Pandit: Undergraduate Med Ed Analysis

If any of the EM residents are interested in education research at the UME level, Dr. Pandit is starting a qualitative analysis of some of the student reflections from the third-year student EM experience over the last couple of years.  Please reach out to Dr. Pandit (kbp9@cumc.columbia.edu) if interested.

From Dr. Jenny Castillo:  Workplace Violence

Please contact Dr. Castillo (jlc2298@cumc.columbia.edu) if you’re interested in participating in a project on workplace violence.  A copy of her proposal can be found here.

From Dr. Rama Rao: Non-Binary ED Patients

Please take a moment to fill out the following survey regarding the care of our transgender and gender non-binary patients in the ED.  Thank you!


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 dag9164@nyp.org or call/text 347-573-1681 if interested!

MCB Message of the Month

February 10, 2021 - Toxicology




Dr. Michael Chary

WCMC Emergency Attending

Dr. Rama Rao

WCMC Emergency Attending

Dr. Storm Liebling


Dr. Anisha Khaitan

WCMC PEM Attending

Dr. Michael Stern

WCMC Emergency Attending

Dr. Elissa Moore

WCMC Emergency Attending

APT Faculty
Predicting Seizures and Ventricular Arrhythmias in TCA Oversdose, NEJM 1985 (attached).
ALiEM Air Pro SeriesAIR Tox 
Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine 9th Ed – Chapters 197-202 (WCM Library for residents)
Vineet Sharma

Dr. Vineet Sharma

Great catch by Vineet on putting an US probe on his patient and found him to have a pericardial effusion with tamponade physiology. Patient went to cath lab and had `got >1000 cc of blood removed. AMAZING Job, Vineet! #Scanimal

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