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1805, 2018

How Can You Prepare For A Successful EM Match?

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Jacob Schwab, OMS-II WVSOM Timothy Bikman, OMS-IV WVSOM I recently interviewed National Student Past-President, Tim Bikman. Emergency medicine has become a highly competitive specialty, but there are things you can do each year to set yourself up for suc [...]

905, 2018

Go To A Conference

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Richard Newman, OMS-III WVSOM How are you sure Emergency Medicine (EM) is the field for you? This was a daunting question for me as a first-year medical student with little exposure to any other specialty than family medicine. How do you go from what you [...]

305, 2018

Board Review Questions-Test Your Skills

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

1. A 2-year-old male presents with parents after a prolonged seizure of 5 minutes. The parents state that he has been lethargic over the past day with poor oral intake. Finger stick glucose is 452. The patient is poorly responsive and begins seizing agai [...]

305, 2018

Time for Change

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Aaron Markwith, OMS-II Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine For years, I counseled patients on the importance of taking care of themselves. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and high cholesterol seemed to dominate every pa [...]

1904, 2018

Is There A Doctor On Board?

April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Jordan Johnson, OMS III LECOM-Bradenton The familiar feeling of descent woke me as I emerged from a much needed nap on my flight from Miami to Denver for the 2017 ACOEP Scientific Assembly. I had fallen asleep to the soothing sound of Pathoma, a common o [...]

1304, 2018

Residency Spotlight: Allegheny Health Network – Saint Vincent Hospital

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

     Size: 6 residents per year Program length: 3 years Institution bed size: 425 ED Visits per year: 69,000 ACGME accreditation status: Initial Accreditation Away rotations: One month of pediatric emergency medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsb [...]

504, 2018

Getting Flash! The Blind “Fem” Line

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO, PGY-3 ACOEP-RSO President AHN Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA INTRODUCTION With the widespread availability of intraosseous (IO) needles and ultrasound, emergent central lines placed with landmark-guidance (LG) are becoming a thing [...]

504, 2018

Street Medicine: How It Can Have a Positive Impact and Curtail the Misuse of the Emergency Department

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Jillian Blalock OMS-III WVSOM When I made the decision to return to my hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia to complete my clinical requirements for medical school, I did so because I already knew the area; I would not have the “transition period” or feel [...]

2603, 2018

The Power Of Empathy

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Aishwarya Sharma, OMS II OUHCOM The room is bright white, clear and aseptic. White walls, white bed, white curtains. And in the middle of it all is a sobbing woman. I watch her tear-streaked face as she assesses her surroundings, fear in her eyes. I am s [...]

1503, 2018

ACOEP-RSO President and Director of Student Affair’s Report

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Welcome to the spring edition of The Fast Track! The ACOEP Resident-Student Organization (RSO) has had a busy winter planning for a busy spring! First, Spring Seminar is right around the corner April 3-7, 2018 in San Diego, CA! The majority of RSO events [...]

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