Friday, April 1, 2011

The EM Resident as Teacher

Originally Published: Common Sense, Spring 2011
Original Author: Leana Wen, MD MSc

It’s the start of your shift, and every bay is full. There are 37 patients in the waiting area. A bright-eyed third year medical student runs up to you and tells you that he has a new patient. “He’s a 40-year old with lung cancer with a chief complaint of fever and chills. He says he has a cough and hasn’t been eating well at