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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

The Police State We Call Health Care

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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I have some news for you. We are living in a police state! I am sorry, as I know it hurts to hear that we choose to live in bondage. Don’t be fooled by shiny title of being a health… Continue Reading

Our Rights and Obligations

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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In 2012, after only a few months of my taking my new position, Hurricane Sandy was heading to the Northeast. My passion for disaster relief kicked in.  After all, I have seen many wars during my childhood which led in part to my… 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

The Troubled Winter

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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Winter is coming! Is it just the ominous motto of House Stark in the famous HBO show Game of Thrones? I think it should be our warning motto in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. It is the season of long wait times,… 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

Are We Doing It Right?

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 4-year-old patient was brought in for abdominal pain for the past day. He was brought to the ED a week prior with similar symptoms and was diagnosed with constipation. He has been taking Miralax regularly without improvement in bowel… Continue Reading

Do you have a guideline for that?

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.
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Clinical practice guidelines are an effective way of disseminating knowledge.  The best CPGs represent the culmination of research in a field translating into clinical practice and improved patient outcomes. Guidelines are generally produced by specialty societies and our young specialty… Continue Reading