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SGEM Xtra: CAEP Choosing Wisely

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra CAEP Choosing Wisely Date: November 29th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Amy Cheng is an Emergency Physician, the Emergency Department Director of Quality Improvement and the Interim Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is also the National Co-Chair for Choosing Wisely Canada in Emergency Medicine. This is another SGEM Xtra over the holiday season. There are a lot of top ten lists released at this time of year. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) published a top ten list in October of this year called Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. I thought this would be a perfect time to review the list as an SGEM Xtra. This initiative is part of the Choosing Wisely campaign that was launched in 2012 by the American Board of Internal...

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SGEM Xtra: Is #FOAMed Scary?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Is #FOAMed Scary Date: October 26th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: We have a number of guest skeptics for this episode. Dr. Munsif Bhimani is the program director of the CCFP-EM program at Western University. Drs. Kevinjeet Mahngar, Kelsey Cassidy, Jatin Kacker and Ben Fregeau are residents in the CCFP-EM program at Western University. Dr. Sean Ryan is a front line physician working in community emergency departments. This is an SGEM Xtra. From time-to-time we like to pause from our usual structured critical appraisals and do a big picture issue. Being close to Hallowe’en we thought we would re-visit the issue of social media and ask…is #FOAMed scary? We have addressed the issue of #FOAMed a few times before and the last time we had the Godfather of #FOAMed, Dr. Joe Lex on when he gave his famous quote in his best Marlon Brando impression....

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SGEM#141: Popeye and the Paperclip

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM141 Date: December 17th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Bob Edmonds is a 3rd year emergency medicine resident at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Prior to medical school, he graduated from the US Air Force Academy, and when he completes his training will rejoin the Air Force for nine years as an Emergency Medicine physician. In his spare time he enjoys reading, finding random facts online, and hanging out with his wife and son. This is a SGEM Xtra Holiday Edition. Last year we looked at paper by Chan et al (New Pun-land Journal of Medicine 2014) on Early Goal Directed Dating (SGEM#100). This was a review of an early goal directed dating protocol in the treatment of singledom and severe loneliness for physicians. The episode was in the spirit of the BMJ Holiday Edition that is put out every year at...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

Tomorrow is American Thanksgiving. I have come to understand that this is a very big holiday for my friends south of the boarder. The long weekend seems to revolve around food, football and family. I wanted to take the time to say thank you to some of the American’s who are part of the SGEM Family. Without you this free open access to medical education (FOAM) initiative would not be so successful. The goal of the SGEM continues to be to cut the KT window down from over ten years to less than one year. It does this by providing a weekly high quality and clinically relevant critical review of a recent publication. Thank you for your dedication, passion and commitment. I have the pleasure of surrounding myself with talented people who care deeply about medical education. You share...

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I Am Your Father…

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Featured, Holiday | 1 comment

Happy Father’s Day to all the SGEM listeners. I hope you have time to enjoy your family and spend time with your children and/or your father. Here are some classic fathers from the movies. Darth Vader: No, I am your father… Dr. Evil: Austin, I am your father… Zurg: No, Buzz, I am your father…...

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Happy Holidays

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Conferences, Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

Happy holidays from the BEEM Dream Team and the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine. We hope you are able to spend time with family and friends. We are having a great time getting ready for SkiBEEM 2014 in beautiful British Columbia. Just check out this YouTube Video of us practicing our moves on the hill. The course is being held January 20th-22nd , 2014 at the Delta Sun Peaks. This resort has the second largest skiable area in British Columbia and third largest in Canada. The Ski BEEM Course is a three-day event from 7 – 9 AM and 4 – 6 PM with full buffet breakfast and afternoon snacks provided. I hope to see some of the SGEM listeners at the conference. Don’t Panic! It is not too late to download your free book from the SGEM. This PDF book contains...

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