How I work: Managing My Reference Manager

Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat

My first time using a reference management system was a high school research paper on the Meiji Restoration. References weren’t found using an Internet search, as Al Gore had only recently invented it. I managed my references with a pile of… Continue Reading

Here Is My Notice. I Quit!

Ameer Hassoun

Ameer Hassoun

Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Queens
Ameer's professional interests include medical education, international health, and quality improvement. He is the founder and manager of the Visual Diagnosis in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Facebook group.
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 Recently, a friend approached me to discuss his career options after his first job. He started by explaining the main reasons why he is quitting and looking for an alternative job. He worked at a private setup in a small… Continue Reading

New frontiers in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Todd P Chang

DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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The PEM world appears to be running out of innovative ideas.  We’re always a niche specialty, there will always be demand for our services, but the latest items are reaching a maturity that makes us susceptible to the next best… Continue Reading

The Internet: Academic Publishing Savior or Killer?

Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat

I recently turned in my annual academic review form in to my division administrators. Among the almost too numerous to count accomplishments (I’m hoping my division chief is reading this), there is a section for publications. While no longer the… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part V – Preparing for Promotion

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Todd P Chang

DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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For those of you jr. or mid-level faculty who are thinking…what are the next steps for Academia?  Or senior-level faculty who have been doing the same things for a decade or longer?  Or even the spry, recently added faculty looking… Continue Reading

Congratulations! Pediatricians Are The Least Paid Physicians!

Ameer Hassoun

Ameer Hassoun

Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Queens
Ameer's professional interests include medical education, international health, and quality improvement. He is the founder and manager of the Visual Diagnosis in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Facebook group.
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Recently, a relative approached me regarding her choice to pursue pediatrics as a career choice. We had an extensive discussion about how fulfilling this specialty is and how healthy its population is compared to adult specialties. Yet our discussion took… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part IV – Allocating Your Time

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Todd P Chang

DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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Ok, quick raise of hands:  How many of you are happy with the amount of time provided to you to accomplish your clinical and non-clinical roles?  Hello?  Anybody around? We’re all faced with the finite resource of time.  And in… Continue Reading

Making the Most of Academic Conferences

Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat

The Pediatric Academic Societies meeting is this weekend in droughty San Diego, California. These  academic gatherings are opportunities to learn, share ideas, and meet people.  But if you focus on the wrong things, they can also be a big waste… Continue Reading