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Spring 2018

803, 2018

Letter From The Editor

March 8th, 2018|

Spring is upon us! And so is a new edition of The Fast Track! This is an edition of experiences. From street medicine to domestic violence, our authors sh [...]

Winter 2018

102, 2018

USMLE: Yes or No?

February 1st, 2018|

Dominic Williams, OMS-IV LECOM-Bradenton In my term as the ACOEP-RSO Student President, I had the privilege of meeting many osteopathic students from acro [...]

901, 2018

Creating A Winning Poster

January 9th, 2018|

Olivia Reed, DO RSO Vice President Norman Regional- Oklahoma Are you thinking about entering your first FOEM competition? Not sure how to take that first [...]

2812, 2017

#FOAMed Movement

December 28th, 2017|

Christina Powell, OMS-III LECOM-Bradenton What is FOAMed? FOAMed stands for Free Open Access Medical (FOAM) Education. If you spend any time on social med [...]

1812, 2017

Meet The 2018 RSO Board!

December 18th, 2017|

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO President My name is Dhimitri Nikolla, and I am a 3rd year resident at AHN Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. I originally [...]

Fall 2017

1511, 2017

What’s New In EM

November 15th, 2017|

Aadil Vora, OMS-IV NSUCOM The Pediatric Sedation State Scale to assess pediatric procedural sedation (July 2017) Scales that seek to describe the level of [...]

410, 2017

Lead From The Front

October 4th, 2017|

Christina Powell, OMS-III LECOM-Bradenton In the past, a sentiment existed among some emergency physicians that arriving on time and covering the shift wi [...]

Summer 2017

3107, 2017

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

July 31st, 2017|

Alexander Torres, DO, PGY-4 Comanche County Memorial Hospital Transitional career phases are, without a doubt, an emotional rollercoaster filled with anxi [...]

1306, 2017

Spring Seminar Recap

June 13th, 2017|

This year, ACOEP hosted the annual Spring Seminar at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Hotel in Bonita Springs, Florida, from April 18-22, 2017. Dedicated student events took place on Thursday, April 20th, and included first through fourth year medical students, with 15 different schools in attendance.

106, 2017

How To Survive The First Two Years Of Medical School

June 1st, 2017|

Countless tests, endless hours of studying, and bottomless pots of coffee - the first two years of medical school are unlike anything most people will ever experience. As the pressure mounts, so does your stress level. We have compiled 10 tips to not only help you survive the grueling didactic portion of medical school, but to ensure you thrive as you embark on your career in emergency medicine.

106, 2017

A Sticky Case of “Splenomegaly”

June 1st, 2017|

A 6-year-old female presented with a two-day history of abdominal pain after being referred by her pediatrician for evaluation of "splenomegaly." The patient had been complaining of constipation for the past six days along with a few episodes of nausea and vomiting.  On physical examination, a firm, non-tender mass was palpated extending at least 10 cm below the left costal margin.