For our Fall edition of WIM, we highlight one of the newest web resources available to women in medicine - FemInEM: Females Working in Emergency Medicine.
Does gender affect how we lead during a code situation? Read this review of this topic and the article "Afraid of Being 'Witchy With a ‘B": A study on residents’ experiences while leading cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Please remember to follow the link to our survey at the end of this post!
38 y/o male with no significant PMH presents with nausea, non-bloody emesis, and atraumatic abdominal pain since last night after sharing food with other people, none of whom share symptoms.
The purpose of this study was to determine the utility of bedside sonography to differentiate soft tissue abnormalities from joint effusions.
72 YO F w/ PMH significant for HTN, COPD, asthma, borderline DM presents c/o dyspnea on exertion over the past several months, worse in the last week.
16 day old male born via planned C-section due to placenta previa presents due to vomiting. Mother says pt was vomiting in hospital and vomits after every feed.
Some employers have now begun to offer egg freezing as a paid-for employee benefit. As expected, this trend has sparked considerable debate and controversy - should women view this benefit as options or oppression?
Welcome from the Program Director:
Welcome to the Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Emergency Medicine Residency Program! SIUH is an incredible place to do your residency. Our hospital consists of two sites (North and South) which are two of only three hospitals on Staten Island. SIUH North is a level-I trauma center, a STEMI center with a 24-hour cath lab, a regional burn center, and a stroke center. SIUH South is a community-based hospital with a faster pace and limited back-up services available. Here you will be exposed to real-life community-based emergency medicine.
We are committed to training some of the best residents in emergency medicine. We know you will be the ones caring for our loved ones when they are sick or injured, and we will train you to that high standard. We have a strong faculty of emergency medicine trained physicians who are eager to share their expertise and experience with you. Fellowship-trained physicians will teach you the subspecialties including pediatrics, toxicology, and ultrasound. SIUH has its own EMS service and you will provide on-line medical control to several ambulance services in the area. Throughout your rotations, you will receive superb training in all of emergency medicine, with intense focus on pediatrics and critical care. You will also be taught all emergency procedures in a structured and methodical way.
Come join us! This is one of the most important decisions of your life – we will make it count!
Moshe Weizberg, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Program Director