Welcome to the Summer edition of The Fast Track! The RSO has had a busy spring! First, Spring Seminar was a huge success! On April 6th, we held our studen [...]
Size: 6 residents per year Program length: 3 years Institution bed size: 425 ED Visits per year: 69,000 ACGME accreditation status: Initial Accredita [...]
Street Medicine: How It Can Have a Positive Impact and Curtail the Misuse of the Emergency Department
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 medica [...]
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, Sp [...]
How to Be That Person Without Being THAT Person…Tips and Tricks for a Successful Emergency Medicine Rotation
Emily Howell, OMS-IV LECOM-Bradenton As emergency medicine becomes more competitive, audition rotations have become increasingly important. These rotation [...]
The ACOEP Resident Student Organization (RSO) has taken over a year to form and now we have elected our first RSO Board of Directors! We believe that this [...]
Alexander Torres, DO Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton, OK Patient satisfaction and its impact on healthcare and health outcomes dates back to the [...]
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.
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.
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.