One medical student's simple approach to becoming a doctor

In the nick of time: resources used in the Pediatric ED

In the nick of time: resources used in the Pediatric ED

I recently had the pleasure of doing an elective in the pediatric emergency department at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. I would highly recommend this rotation to medical students who are looking to set up a fantastic experience. Targeted and thoughtful teaching, interesting presentations, a well-designed department and cute kids made it a great place to workContinue Reading

Early Goal-Directed Dating: applied lessons from evidence in sepsis

Early Goal-Directed Dating: applied lessons from evidence in sepsis

As 2014 winds down, we at the Evidence-Based Dating Collaborative have been reflecting on evidence around the treatment of sepsis. We venture that lessons from the unfolding of the  “sepsis story” might parallel medical learners’ personal lives. Over the next number of weeks you will have access to a series of articles that parody the big sepsis papers and editorialize theirContinue Reading

Evidence-Based Dating: the Canadian ITAD (is this a date?) decision tool

Evidence-Based Dating: the Canadian ITAD (is this a date?) decision tool

Editor’s note: This is the second article in the series Evidence-Based Approaches to Life. The first article is set to be published in the CMAJ on December 9. These are meant to be light-hearted approaches to learning about how topics in evidence-based medicine might be applied to real life experiences and vice versa. We hopeContinue Reading

SHPOS…never heard of it.

SHPOS…never heard of it.

This is an open letter from a group of Canadian learners and physicians that was written in response to a recent National Post Article (How a SHPOS is born: What doctors call their very worst patients) which described a phrase  the author suggested is “commonly” used in medicine.  Our work was submitted as a letter to the editor in response toContinue Reading

In the nick of time: resources for clerkship

In the nick of time: resources for clerkship

In related posts “In the nick of time: resources used on shift“, “FOAM, Learning Styles and You” and “Finding Fantastic FOAM” I outlined great apps and resources for learners to use in the ED.  Now, I have been asked to give a talk for the 2016s at Queen’s on resources for clerkship. This post is aContinue Reading