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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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

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

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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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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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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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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

Sit down for this: Stand-Up desks for health

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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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The growth of technology and the Internet has made work better in many ways. The ability to send emails, draft papers, schedule meetings, and conduct research from your desk has revolutionized the meaning of efficiency in the workplace. As PEM… Continue Reading

How to improve Validity in a survey instrument

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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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Ugh, I hate that word, Validity.  Complex enough to warrant a PhD level thesis, and common enough to make your survey-based studies challenging.  Here’s a quick snapshot based on Dr. David Cook et al.’s article Current concepts in validity and reliability for psychometric… Continue Reading

Statistics Done Wrong: the woefully complete guide

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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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Yes, it’s a stats website that will be turned into a book.  And we know how you feel about reading stats, but perhaps that can be a New Year’s Resolution?  Try Statistics Done Wrong: the woefully complete guide Happy New… Continue Reading