One of the tricks to doing well on an #EMClerkship is knowing how to present your patients succinctly yet in a way that still contains all of the important details. Coming up with a solid assessment and plan ahead of time is crucial, too.
For some pro tips on how to present patients, check out our latest episode as well as some additional resources below.
EMRA’s Patient Presentations video (also includes link to the 3-Minute EM Medical Student Presentation article)
Get some tips and advice on how to dominate the clerkship from some former EM Studs!
Mentioned in the episode:
3 Minute Emergency Medicine Medical Student Presentation: A Variation on a Theme
Dr. Matt Tews from the Medical College of Georgia (formerly with the Medical College of Wisconsin) talks about the development and importance of an M3 curriculum in emergency medicine.
Developing a Third-year Emergency Medicine Medical Student Curriculum: A Syllabus of Content
Implementing a third-year emergency medicine medical student curriculum
Surviving the third year of medical school can be tough, when the traditional classrooms are replaced by clinics, wards, and operating rooms. So to learn more about how to be successful in this crucial year, we turned to the experts. Part 2 of 2.
Surviving the third year of medical school can be tough, when the traditional classrooms are replaced by clinics, wards, and operating rooms. So to learn more about how to be successful in this crucial year, we turned to the experts.
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Wish you were faster in the ED? Believe it or not, the key to being more efficient is NOT about speed or the ability to multitask. Instead, becoming an efficient emergency physician takes practice, experience, and the use of some key strategies to increase your productivity. Be prepared to work hard, work smart, and learn how to task-switch effectively.
In addition, I highly recommend you read this important and informative letter, written by the CDEM Executive Committee, addressing the recent ranking of EM residency programs by U.S. News and World Report and Doximity.
And as an added bonus, check out this just-released video on presenting patients in the ED, put together by some amazingly talented peeps at EMRA and CDEM. It is hot stuff.
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