Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part V – Preparing for Promotion

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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 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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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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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

Wake Up America! We Are Physicians Not Magicians!

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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On a cold Midwest winter night, EMS brought a child who complained of itching and rash, which prompted the mother to call 911. The child reached our emergency department at 3 AM and the child was placed in a room. I… Continue Reading

How do you tell a parent their child is faking it?

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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Before we all go crazy from Ebola-palooza, let’s go crazy with an often unspoken phenomenon in the pediatric ED.  Children with intentional or unintentional psychosomatization. There is so little written in the emergency medicine literature for children who present with conversion… Continue Reading

Wait, am I being bullied?

David Kessler

David Kessler

Director of Clinical Simulation and Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound at Columbia University Medical Center
David is also the research director for INSPIRE (International Network for Pediatric Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, tae-kwon-do, saxophone, and musical theater.
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“Oh right, I guess we are supposed to do that thing now. “ the surgical resident snarkily muttered to his subordinate when I stopped him and reminded him we should speak before entering the patient’s room. We had recently reinvigorated… Continue Reading

Bart says no antibiotics for bronchiolitis

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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But what WILL he give for bronchiolitis? In 2006, the AAP published guidelines for managing bronchiolitis. It’s true that Bart Simpson and the AAP agree that antibiotics don’t have a role in bronchiolitis. But despite the great amount of research… Continue Reading