9 05, 2018

Go To A Conference

2018-06-04T21:29:52+00:00May 9th, 2018|Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

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 think you enjoy to finding your calling? EM h [...]

3 05, 2018

Time for Change

2018-06-04T20:34:47+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

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 patient chart I encountered. I knew the risks as [...]

19 04, 2018

Is There A Doctor On Board?

2018-06-04T20:37:38+00:00April 19th, 2018|Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

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 occurrence for medical students. However, not e [...]

13 04, 2018

Residency Spotlight: Allegheny Health Network – Saint Vincent Hospital

2018-06-04T20:39:06+00:00April 13th, 2018|Residency Spotlight, Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

     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 Pittsburgh. Two months of Level 1 Trauma at UPMC Pre [...]

5 04, 2018

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

2018-06-04T20:42:58+00:00April 5th, 2018|Current Events, Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

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 the need to “get settled” like many of my cla [...]

26 03, 2018

The Power Of Empathy

2018-06-04T20:44:41+00:00March 26th, 2018|Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

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 supposed to be getting the history and physical [...]