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The Road to Academic Emergency Medicine

The decision between academic and community medicine can be difficult. Many who enter academic EM feel unprepared. This post discusses the difference between academic and community EM, and if you are interested in academic EM, pearls on succeeding in academics.

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Healthy Patients with Potential to Crash

Well appearing patients who present to the emergency department (ED) rarely have serious disease. However, there are some conditions that can cause otherwise healthy patients to rapidly deteriorate. This article reviews a few conditions that can affect otherwise healthy patients and how to diagnose and treat these patients in the ED.

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Teaching When There is No Time

Is it possible to teach in the ED? What about all of the critically ill patients and full waiting room? It is possible to balance great education and patient care: this post contains keys to success for teaching in the busy ED.

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The Future of Emergency Medicine Education

Trying to predict the future is a task that is riddled with risk. There is a very high potential that I will be wrong and my thoughts will end up being complete baloney. I'm okay with this. According to Strengths Finder 2.0, I'm futuristic, meaning that I'm inspired by the future and what could be, and hopefully will inspire you. With this in mind, two quotes that I believe should frame our conversation: "The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed." -William Gibson "We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10." -Bill Gates With these in mind, here are some trends that I see emerging. [...]