White House Budget eliminates EMSC funding

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 White House released it’s budget proposal recently and it features a series of cuts to federal spending. While presidential budgets are not law and many lawmakers have already called it “Dead on Arrival”, it does set priorities for budget negotiations moving… Continue Reading

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

It’s PEM Academic Meeting Season and John Oliver Rails on Bad Science

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

Whether you’re asking the questions, teaching trainees, or incorporating evidence into your daily practice, many of us in PEM rely on sound research. With many recovering from the nerdy hangover of the recent Pediatric Academic Societies meeting and this week’s… Continue Reading

Our Top 10 of 2015: Of Dry Drowning, the Price of a Doctor, and Cute Babies

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

Happy New Year from the PEMNetwork! We’re starting 2016 by looking back at some of our most read posts from this last year. We used Google Analytics to identify the most popular posts of 2015 based on number of page views.… Continue Reading

Are We Killing Our Profession in The Era of ACGME Regulations?

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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A decade ago when I started my medical training, we celebrated, as residents, the impact of duty-hours regulations on our daily lives. We were the first generation to experience the winds of change. This change was prompted by the famous… Continue Reading

Just the Facts: Assessing How Trainees Gather Info

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

The Pediatric Milestones are now being used to guide the ongoing evaluation of trainees in all rotations. The most important Milestones vary from rotation to rotation. In the Pediatric Emergency Department (as in many others) making sure that you obtain the… Continue Reading

Who is the “Bad” Doctor?

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.
Ameer Hassoun

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During fellowship, I witnessed a very unusual thing:  the questioning of an internist in a courtroom in a malpractice suit. The plaintiff’s lawyer was asking multiple questions, most of which were inquisitive about the nature of our work or the… 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.
Ameer Hassoun

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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