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.

ITE Computer check and Information:

Dear Residents,
The 2022 In Training Exam will held on Wednesday February 23, 2022 from 8:00am – 1:00pm. 
Location:  Columbia University Campus
                  Vagelos Education Center (VEC)
                 Rooms 1202, 1203, 1303 and 1403
Breakfast: Will be served – please come early and fuel up before the exam! 
Please run a system pre-check on the DEVICE YOU WILL BE USING FOR THE EXAM.  This will minimize any IT issues on test day and ensure that NYP meets the minimum system requirements for the ITE.
ITE System Check is due by February 10, 2022
·         No login is required
·         Click “Check Readiness”
·         Click “Run System Check”
·         Click “Run Check” (First and Last Name NOT required)
·         Wait for the System Check to complete (it may take a few minutes)
·         Review results – email Munira/Gail when received
The most common errors in running the system check are pop-up blockers, and your browser; see minimum specifications for approved browsers.

If your site/device does not meet the minimum system requirements, and/or cannot support an online administration, please let me know immediately.

A second system site check will be run close to the ITE administration date which requires a user ID and password.
After your exam is completed, please complete the Resident and Faculty Award nominations for both Cornell and Columbia!

General Reminders:
  1. Please bring a charger to ensure your device is fully functional throughout the exam
  2. Arrive EARLY.  This is a long exam and we will be starting exactly at 8:00am.
  3. Dress so that you can adapt to any room temperature
  4. Phones/alarms must be turned off
  5. You will be provided with scratch paper and a pencil for use during the exam.  The paper must be returned at the end of the ITE

Reminder regarding MS3 ED Clerkship Students from Drs. Devjani, Lauren T and Lauren C

EM Residents,

As some of you may have noticed while working, we are so excited to be welcoming a whole NEW class of EM Clerkship students into our ED! As a reminder, below are some class specific reminders that are relevant to the MCY (third year) clerkship students we have. This is particularly important for the PGY-3s who these students will be shadowing many times throughout the year. 

  • These are “third year” Columbia Medical students that rotate with us for two weeks, they are not Sub-Is. Many of these students have never rotated or shadowed in the ED (or ANY clinical area) before. 

  • PGY4s: These students may be presenting to you, as any junior resident would, in Area Green. At the end of every shift, the student will hand you a feedback card with a QR code. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and it will take you to a 4 question Qualtrics survey. Please, please, please fill these out in real time. Then sign the card and hand back to the student. Please also provide as much verbal and direct feedback as possible throughout their shift. 

  • PGY3s: The students will be shadowing you during some of your shifts from 3p-8p (if you are singing out at 4p please also have them shadow your relief from 4p-8p, do not dismiss them early). They will not be seeing these patients primarily on this shift so should not be writing notes. Please encourage and involve them in the resuscitation process for patients that you see and try to share your thought process with them. This will be the most exciting part for them! At the end of their shift, the student will hand you a feedback card with a QR code. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and it will take you to a 2 question Qualtrics survey mostly asking if they were on time and professional. Please, please, please fill these out in real time. Then sign the card and hand back to the student. 

  • PGY1s/PGY2s: The students should not be presenting to you directly on any patients. However, please feel free to involve them in any case, imaging study, procedure, etc. that you think may be interesting. Remember, a lot of these students have never been in the clinical arena, so everything is new and exciting for them!

  • The students are expected to work directly with the attending (or PGY4 if working in Area Green) and see patients independently (about 2-3 per shift). This is not a shadowing experience (except for the PGY-3 shift). Please do not have them move to a different clinical area. There may be two students on shift at a given time but never two students per attending. If any issues arise regarding staffing of the MCY students, please reach out to us directly.

We wanted to thank each and every one of you for the incredible work that you do for our medical students. They look to you for guidance both medically and career wise so please share your experiences and knowledge with them as much as possible. Here is a link to a great resource that your colleagues have put together with class specific tips for teaching medical students. These students will see and listen to everything you do and say, so please show them how great it is to be an EM physician!

Reminder: Documenting Disposition Notes

A reminder that all patients being discharged should have a progress note documented and to use the “.resdispo” smartphrase as a template.  This is important for documenting what was done in the ER and that the patient was reassessed.  This should be done for all patients at both campuses.

Furthermore, all admitted patients must have a resident hanoff note. 

Campus Announcements

Update on CHONY Notes:
Here’s the workflow to add the macropem speed button.
They can also just use .macropem within in a blank note. 
Select the wrench within the provider note section 
Type in macropem then accept and close
Macropem not available as a speed button 

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.

2/16/22: ITE Jam Session!


Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine 9th Ed – Chapters 176-196 (WCM for residents)

ALiEM: Toxicology



Conference Evaluation and Resident Attendance Form

Columbia 2021-2022

Cornell 2021-2022



Topic: NYPEM Conference

Time: Feb 16, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Meeting ID: 994 0384 1916

Passcode: 218277

Shout out to the Mikes for coming to A-bay from elsewhere, identifying a +FAST and a pneumothorax on a non-notifcation trauma and placing a chest tube before the patient went to the SICU!

Chief on Call

Chris Hennessy, M.D.  
EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056
  • Please call and do not text/ email so we can address issues promptly.
  • If you do not hear back within 10 minutes, then call any of the other chiefs