Mind the Gap: Social Disparities of Health Curriculum

Dear EM Family,
We are working on a new social disparities of health curriculum called “Mind the Gap” for our weekly departmental didactics. Please take a moment to let us know which topics you are interested in learning more about as well as your comfort and knowledge in some key areas.
We are most grateful for your time completing the survey.
It should be short and sweet!
With gratitude,
Denise Marte
Adria Simon
Trudi Cloyd

Stanford EM, Mayo Clinic EM, and the Mission Critical Teams Insitute are hosting the inaugural High-Performance Resuscitation Teams Summit in Chicago on October 14th – 16th, 2021. 

We are looking for 10 residents interested in Critical Care, Tactical, EMS, or High-Performance Teams to serve as facilitators. The conference fee will be waived for the selected residents selected. Here’s the application. Deadline: August 5, 2021. A letter of support from the PD is needed to apply.

This summit will review critical concepts and operationalize implementation practices for High-Performance Resuscitation Teams. Attendees will explore how team members acquire, process, and make information actionable, including strategies for effective communication, collaboration, and cooperation. Experts in the field will focus on situations of high risk and high consequences, as well as, constructive communication in intense and highly emotional scenarios.

This summit will be led by a series of dynamic speakers from medicine to military to sports teams and NASA presenting on topics related to team performance and medicine.  Each participant will then engage in a process of small-group collective inquiry. Participants include medical resuscitation teams (Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Obstetrics, Flight Medicine) and other professions such as competitive sports, law enforcement, structural and wildland firefighting, and Tier 1 military teams. 

We are also looking for curious, engaged individuals from a wide range of teams to participate in the course. 

Please have your residents reach out to me directly at alai.alvarez@stanford.edu for interests and/or inquiries. 
For more information about the course, please check out: High-Performance Resuscitation Teams Summit

Campus Announcements

From Dr. Oz Sayan regarding Columbia Morning Report:

“We need the clinical faculty to ensure that all trainees are released with enough time to get to Morning Report at 9:15am.  Late arrival disrupts the learning for all.” This will be messaged to the faculty as well.

From Dr. Angela Mills:  New clinical leadership fellowship launched by NYC H+H

LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP: New York City Health + Hospitals has opened applications for a one-year clinical leadership fellowship geared toward post- residency graduates interested in administrative roles, the system announced Monday. Fellows will be assigned to the offices of quality, population health, ambulatory care, managed care and patient growth or medical and professional affairs. The application deadline is Oct. 29.

From Dr. Sara Zaidi:

To whom it may concern,

Researchers from the Departments of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine are carrying out a study that will explore oral history accounts of experiences sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic by front-line medical providers (March 2020- January 2021). This is being done with the larger goal of identifying professional and emotional needs, and therefore informing ways to reduce burnout in this population.

Moral injury arises from an act of transgression that creates dissonance and conflict by its violation of assumptions and beliefs about right and wrong and personal goodness. Within the healthcare field, it refers to “the challenge of simultaneously knowing what care patients need but being unable to provide it due to constraints that are beyond a provider’s control”. When left unaddressed, these experiences can lead to burnout in the professional setting, therefore supporting the rationale to explore it in our providers.

Title: Exploring the effects of morally injurious experiences on medical provider identity during COVID-19.

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • JoAnn Difede PhD (Director of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Studies, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College)
  • Sara Zaidi MD (Assistant Attending of Emergency Medicine, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell)

If you are interested in learning more about the study and participating in an anonymous, single 45-minute interview and brief questionnaire, please contact Giselle Appel MS (gia9026@med.cornell.edu).

August 11, 2021 - Renal GU Part 1




Dr. Sara Zaidi

WCMC Attending

Dr. Mike DeFilippo


Dr. Heather Morris

CUMC Nephrology

Dr. Ryan Latulipe



Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine 9th Ed – Chapters 91-93 (WCM for residents)

ALiEM: Renal/GU


Conference Evaluation and Resident Attendance Form

Columbia 2021-2022

Cornell 2021-2022



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Christian nailed his first tap ever on a difficult patient and has been repeatedly dropping sono lines. Keep it up!

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