Are We Being ‘MOC’ked?

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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After certification by the American Board of Pediatrics, we commit ourselves for life long learning. The Board has clearly defined this process in recent years, implementing what is called the Maintenance of Certification or MOC. A great deal of controversy… Continue Reading

Winning the lottery is NOT a financial plan

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

One of the first decisions with regards to financial planning a PEM fellow/attending must make is what to do with their finances. This means you need a financial plan. Aaack!! You say—I don’t know the first thing about making a… Continue Reading

Doctor Cents: You mean someday I’ll make more than peanuts per hour?

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

This is the first in a series of blog posts on preparing a solid financial future for PEM fellows and newly minted PEM attendings. These blog posts are not the “be all end all” voice on all things financial for… Continue Reading

PEMNetwork Winter Newsletter: Pediatric Emergency Medicine around the world

Michelle Alletag

Michelle Alletag

Michelle is an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado.Her academic interests include medical education, hospital safety and disaster preparation, and psychiatric emergencies.Outside of work, she enjoys painting, jewelry making, and other craftsy things along with chasing around after her very active little boys.
Michelle Alletag

From the Editors Emergency medicine providers have always had a penchant for travel and international work. We like being prepared to handle anything; austere conditions and unknown diseases appeals to our “greet the unknown at the door” specialty. With that… Continue Reading

Catch 22- residents are here to WORK… … residents are here to LEARN

Marc Auerbach

Marc Auerbach

Associate Professor, Director of Pedatric Simulation at Yale University School of Medicine
Marc is co-chair of the Pediatric Academic Society’s Special Interest Group on Simulation-Based Research and co-chair of INSPIRE (International Network for Pediatric Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education). A self-proclaimed “super geek,” Marc’s research and educational activities leverage technology to improve patient outcomes.
Marc Auerbach

In a prior blog post I commented on the exploding costs of graduate medical education to $15 billion dollars!  This post highlighted a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences- Graduate Medical Education that Meets the Nation’s Health Needs proposing changes in the… Continue Reading

What does California Prop 46 say about physicians?

Todd P Chang
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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 outside of California (and frankly, for those within California), there is a new ballot called Proposition 46 for the November 4, 2014 elections.  According to Ballotopedia , Prop 46 was begun as ‘Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety… Continue Reading

Emerging enterovirus cluster: Will you test in your ED?

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

Parts of the American Midwest and Southeast have been experiencing an unusually high number of significant respiratory illnesses among children. Likely caused by a enterovirus, this particular outbreak has resulted in news-worthy levels of hospitalizations for severe respiratory distress. Mark… Continue Reading

Wake Up America! It Costs One Million Dollars to Become a 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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After my last post, I had a conversation with a friend of mine who practices law in New York. Our discussion focused on how much doctors are being paid compared to lawyers. My friend considers me lucky, as I had… Continue Reading