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Jason Mefford
ER doc | Former Fellow | Passion for teaching and resident development | Pursuing what works in medical education |
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Sophia Jun 16
If I hear one more person equate a strong smell of urine with a UTI I am going to eat my entire hand clean off. Why are paramedics (and other HCPs) taught this?
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Congrats to my former PD Dr. Samuel Clarke, the Gandalf of EM 🧙🏻‍♂️, on his Annals pub. I am certainly a better a researcher and doctor thanks to his tutelage.
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Academic Life in EM Jun 17
SAEM Clinical Image Series: Dysphagia and Dyspnea in a Well Digger - by Drs. and Jenks. What is the diagnosis and pathophysiology?
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Jason Mefford 13h
Weekly conferences that engage and excite are conferences worth going to. Watch attendance rise and resident interested in their own learning and development increase. I can speak from experience zot zot
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Dr. Glaucomflecken Jun 14
Vaccines are so amazing. I already have so much to worry about like playground bullies, summer pool safety and wondering if my kids will ever eat a non pizza food item. You know what I don’t have to worry about? Diptheria. It’s awesome.
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Sam Ghali, M.D. Jun 11
This is the most adorable cardiac thrombus I’ve ever seen Courtesy:
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AEMETOnline Jun 11
Applicants thoughts on SVI: -Most felt not an accurate representation of their communication or professionalism and that it did not add value to their applications -Very few applicants felt the SVI should remain a part of the ERAS application.
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AEMETOnline Jun 12
New concept paper from “Tools for Measuring Competency in Clinical Ultrasound: Recommendations from the Ultrasound Competency Work Group”
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SAEM Online Jun 10
"Tips for Using Simulation for Medical Students" Article from the May-June issue of SAEM Pulse. Read it in its entirety:
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Nick Sawyer, MD, MBA Jun 9
gave a talk at our weekly resident conference on her experience w/ imposter syndrome. is no imposter, she is the real deal. NY Times | How to Overcome ‘Impostor Syndrome’
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UC Davis EM Jun 4
ED Substance Abuse Navigator provides 5 days/week & is an indispensable member of our team. As part of the program we provide 24/7 access to buprenorphine for patients w use disorder.
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Academic Medicine Jun 3
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Jason Mefford Jun 3
👍 Maybe we should treat step 1 more like step 3, all that matters is that you pass. If you score high that’s great and shows you can study hard, but not use the score as an application consideration cutoff.
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Jason Mefford Jun 3
Replying to @mmteacherdoc
Absolutely not, my point is that those who do well on the step have demonstrated something meaningful that shouldn’t be ignored entirely. That being said we all know excellent clinicians who scored average but had no bearing on their ability to provide great care. Just one piece.
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Jason Mefford Jun 1
Absolutely, a much needed culture shift that incentivizes and rewards performance more conducive to good patient outcomes is on the horizon. Until then we can’t blame them for the current system they find themselves in. They’ll stop focusing on Step 1 when we do.
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Jason Mefford Jun 1
I agree, maybe hard work + aptitude? Either way it requires some degree of modest effort for most. To totally discredit it is rather harsh to those who put in the time to do well. The system compels them to and I think we agree there are better ways.
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Jason Mefford Jun 1
Detailed knowledge of anatomy is immensely important to surgery, maybe less for EM, but programs don’t typically factor in Step 1 all that much anyway and are free to ignore it altogether. I find med studs facile with the details have greater clarity of the pathology.
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Jason Mefford Jun 1
Agreed. The fundamentals are still important at some point in medical training in order to give perspective and understanding to the present relevant pathophys, otherwise you’re just pattern recognizing and not understanding.
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Jason Mefford Jun 1
It is a more competitive market than 20 years ago, and the popularity of EM only continues to grow. R2 is probably, but I won’t discredit the hard work it took to score high.
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Jason Mefford Jun 1
Doesn’t hurt to be more informed about the pathophys behind pathology 👍
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