Friday, September 7, 2012

The Value of Emergency Medicine - How an Emergency Medicine Resident Needed the ED

Originally Published: Common Sense, September/October 2012
Original Author: Leana Wen, MD MSc, AAEM/RSA President

As emergency physicians who are trained in acute resuscitation and thrive in high-stress situations, we tend to roll our eyes at the less acute complaints our patients come in with. “Back pain for three months? Headache for a week? Why are they here now?” I admit that I’ve grumbled about the so-called “inappropriate use of the ED,” especially in the wee hours of the morning.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Resident Journal Review: Pulmonary Embolism

Originally Published: Common Sense Sep/Oct 2012

Original Authors: Susan Cheng, MD MPH; Jonathan Yeo, MD; Eli Brown, MD; Allison Regan, MD

Edited by: Michael C. Bond, MD FAAEM; Jay Khadpe, MD FAAEM

This Resident Journal Review focuses on pulmonary embolism (PE), a disease that remains a considerable diagnostic challenge for the emergency physician given its high risk for significant morbidity and mortality.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Medical Student Council President’s Message Spotlight On Leaders in Emergency Medicine: Gus Garmel, MD FAAEM

Gus Garmel, MD FAAEM
Originally Published: Common Sense, September/October 2012
Original Author: Mary Calderone, MS3
AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council President

The “Spotlight On” series re-started by Dr. Leana S. Wen, AAEM/RSA president, will be continued this year by Mary Calderone, AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council President. The “Spotlight On” series highlights interviews with leaders in emergency medicine about their experiences, perspectives, and insights. The sixth installment is a conversation with a leader in EM and AAEM, Dr. Gus Garmel. Dr. Garmel is Co-Program Director of the Stanford/Kaiser EM residency program, Medical Student Clerkship Director (Surg 313D, Stanford University School of Medicine), and senior emergency physician at Kaiser Santa Clara. Dr. Garmel has received numerous teaching awards, including both the Peter Rosen Award from AAEM and the Program Director of the Year Award from AAEM/RSA.