Guest Post by Dr. Colette Mull, MD, MA: The Accidental Leader

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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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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela The time is ripe for me to deepen my understanding of the sociopolitical environment in which I practice.  Confession: I am a news junkie… Continue Reading

Interview Tips from the PEMNetwork

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.
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We’re deep into interview season for PEM fellowships. In addition, many senior fellows are back on the interview trail looking for the perfect job(!). Since none of us completed that “How to actually interview for PEM” elective rotation, we asked our… 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

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part III – Measuring Scholarship (publications)

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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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Question: How many publications do I need to be promoted to assistant professor – associate professor – professor? Answer: Enough. This is a frustrating question to answer.  Part of knowing how scholarly you are means you have to keep track… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part II – Types of Scholarship

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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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To view Part I, click here Today, we’re going to discuss the types of scholarship – or, if you want to get really academic, as in the tweed jacket, brandy-swilling, elbow patches pontification academic – the domains of scholarship.  For… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part I

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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 many of us who went through medical school, perhaps graduate school, and landed an academic faculty position, there has always been pressure to succeed academically.  Some of us are now happy with good jobs and careers that center only… Continue Reading

A Job Within a Job: Residency Rotation Director

Brad Sobolewski MD MEd

Brad Sobolewski MD MEd

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Dr. Sobolewski also serves as the rotation director for the pediatric residents on the Emergency Department rotation. His interests are in medical education and technology, and he is the author of PEMBlog, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine educational website and is an active participant in the #FOAMed movement on Twitter @PEMTweets. You can learn more about Brad at his educator portfolio: http://www.bradsobolewski.com
Brad Sobolewski MD MEd

At the risk of getting analogical, there are many hats in the haberdashery of a Clinical Educator. Many institutions specify that faculty do more than provide clinical care. Though the classic triple threat triumvirate of clinical, research, and education serve… Continue Reading