Protected Airway Course

The Protected Airway Course will be held May 14th for PGY1’s and 3’s. Here is the link to the website.

Research Opportunities 

For those interested in research, Cornell has hired a research manager who is very eager to involve residents in research. His goal would be find a worthwhile project(s) and mentor for you in residency. His contact info is below

Walid Farooqi email:

Morning Report


Please remember to email your morning report topic to faculty before your presentation!

Campus Announcements

From Drs. Laurie Malia & David Kessler
Wanted:  Participants for Intussusception POCUS Study
This is an Intussusception POCUS Study evaluating whether an online learning platform can lead to improvement in identifying intussusception on ultrasound. 

Compensation: $25 USD/$30 CAD for participation


Study Flyer


Click this link to register.

Electronic Handoff!
Starting on March 28th, 7:30 amproviders will not be required to do a phone handoff for admitted medicine patients, handoff will occur via Epic Chat, where PPOC will assign a team, and the medicine team will confirm they have no questions/concerns and message the patient as “endorsed” in the Epic chat.
The ask from our end is that we must have a completed and signed provider note in the chart for the patient, so a bed can be assigned. PPOC will be monitoring this, but it will be on us (particularly the attendings) to ensure this occurs. The faculty have already been told that they are responsible for ensuring with their ED team that the provider notes are complete and signed.
In addition, you will also need to complete the same handoff note for the inpatient team as before.
This should hopefully enable us to get our patients teams and beds in a more efficient manner while still maintaining patient safety. 
If there is any question about bed acuity or correct service, the medicine team may call the ED team to clarify, and again with this, feel free to escalate to the ED attending as needed.
A huge thanks to Amos for spearheading this initiative with the medicine department!

From Dr. Kaushal Shah:

Any residents interested in podcasting?  EMRA is offering some mentorship/training:

Reminder for Interventional Radiology Consults:

IR at Cornell requires a consult order to guarantee response. If emergent it needs to state life and limb threatening.

4/20/22: Admin

8:00 AM

State of the Workforce 

Dr. Guru Shan

8:30 AM

Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Litigation

Dr. Mark Curato

9:40 AM

Your Deposition and Trial: Tips for Defending Yourself

Adam Shlahet

11:00 AM

Grand Rounds

Dr. Teresa Amato

Shout out to Tyler for seeing every new patient, having solid assessment and plans, being on top of everything including his notes!!! 

Shout out to everyone for their flexibility with schedule changes given our sick-call difficulties!


Chief on Call

Rana Abualsaud, M.D.  
EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056
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