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

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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

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part V – Preparing for Promotion

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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

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part IV – Allocating Your Time

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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

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

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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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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

Guest Blogpost: Dr. Donna Eckardt, MD

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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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While you are immersed in your pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training, have you ever wondered about life outside academia? While the majority of pediatric emergency medical care is delivered in community hospitals and other settings, large academic children’s hospitals dominate the publicity machine.… Continue Reading

What does California Prop 46 say about physicians?

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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