Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Management of Hemophilia Patients in the Emergency Department

Original Author: Nayma Casamayor, MSII, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

Submitted by: Sepi Jooniani, MD, MPH (Blog Editor for the month)

Introduction to Hemophilia
The term Hemophilia encompasses a group of hereditary genetic disorders that alter homoeostatis, wherein to due certain deficiencies in the clotting cascade, the human body is rendered inept at controlling bleeding from an ulcerated blood vessel. Depending on the subtype and severity of the disease, as well as the presence of trauma, hemophilia can cause severe hemorrhage, anemia, and possibly even death if left untreated. Although hemophilia is seen in both

Monday, April 7, 2014

How to Make Your Residency Rank Order List

Author: Sepi Jooniani, MD MPH

Interview season is usually a whirlwind of traveling, navigating your way around too
many new cities to count, and meeting so many people that you tend to lost track of the
details along the way. Programs may start seeming more alike than different to you after
a certain point. In making your rank list, my best advice is to follow your instincts. Your
heart usually knows what will make you the happiest before your brain does. But for
those of you who like more concrete facts, here is some actual data that shows what
factors applicants value the most in making their rank list decisions.

In the largest study of its kind, performed in 2004, all medical students registered with
ERAS that year were surveyed to assess exactly what about a program mattered to them
most. Receiving over 7,000 responses, the top five factors that students considered were
the following (please note these are in no particular order):[1]