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Careers in International Emergency Medicine: The Role of American Physicians Abroad

October 14th, 2008 4-7pm
Graduate Student Center
3615 Locust Walk

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This is a national meeting of Emergency Physicians which features scientific posters, a residency fair, and much more!

Emergency Medicine Journal Club, ongoing

The Emergency Medicine residency program at Penn periodically hosts journal club at a faculty member's house, and med students are welcome - get to know the issues and the physicians! Email us at emig@mail.med.upenn.edu for more info or to sign up for our listserve!

Upcoming Journal Club dates, locations TBA:

Tuesday December 4th, 2007
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
Tuesday, May 8th, 2008

Other events planned throughout the year

Careers in Emergency Medicine:

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Critical Care
Hyperbaric Medicine
Research in the Emergency Department

Practical Medicine:
Suture workshop
Airway Management
Tactical Medicine
Wilderness Medicine
Domestic violence

For EM applicants:
Guide to Selecting Electives
Residency application/match information session.

Past events

The World of Toxicology
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5pm Emergency Department Conference Room, Ground Ravdin

Ever wonder what crazy things patients have tried to take to get themselves high? Want to know whether those mushrooms growing in your backyard are poisonous? Do you want to figure out how someone becomes a Toxicologist as an Emergency Physician? Dr. Francis DeRoos, Penn's Emergency Medicine residency program director will be talking about his subspecialty - Toxicology. Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP to emig@mail.med.upenn.edu. ** We will also have a short session after the talk for those who are interested in becoming involved with EMIG leadership. MS3's interested in Emergency Medicine should also come for some quick Sub-I and elective tips. **

EM Joural Club, Tuesday, October 30th, at 7pm at Dr. Ben Abella's house

Monthly journal club, complete with dinner and laughter! There are 3 articles to discuss: propofol versus etomidate, use of supplemental O2 during sedation, use of EtCO2 during sedation. Also avaiable are 2 other articles - a review of the physiology of EtCO2 and a practice advisory for the use of propofol in the ED. These 2 will NOT be directly discussed but are for your information and may help round out our discussion. Ben's house is located at: 121 Edgewood Road in Ardmore. Street parking is available. The R5 train (leaving from 30th street or Suburban Station) has an Ardmore stop that is 3 blocks from his house, please email emig if you need Dr. Abella's phone number (don't want to post this online). Please RSVP to Chad Garson at chad.garson@uphs.upenn.edu so Ben has an estimate on the number coming.

Early Interventions in Critical Illness
Wednesday, November 7th, from 8:00am - 12:30 p.m., Sheraton University City (36th & Chestnut)

A free half-day conference featuring several prominent speakers. Registration required. Download the brochure/registration info here.


Emergency Medicine Career Seminar
Thursday, November 15, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., BRB II/III 253

The Office of Student Affairs has recruited Dr. Roger Band, EM physician, to organize a panel of Emergency Medicine physicians to discuss careers in Emergency Medicine during a brown bag session..


Hyperbaric Medicine
Wednesday, November 28th, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Hyperbaric Medicine Department (John Morgan Building)
Learn about the science, magic, and mystery behind the hyperbaric chamber with the director, Dr. Thom. Discover how this unique machine relates to Emergency Medicine and beyond!

Wilderness & Disaster Medicine, Tuesday October 2nd at 5:30pm
Stemmler 106A

Here at Penn we are learning the finest cutting edge medicine. But what if we found ourselves or our patients in the wilderness? What if there is another natural or terrorist disaster? Will we be prepared to deliver quality medical care under those circumstances? Dr. Harvey Rubin, director of both the Wilderness Medicine clerkship and the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, highlights the key aspects of improvisational medicine and how it differs from traditional care. Dinner will be served. please RSVP at emig@mail.med.upenn.edu

EM applicant session
Students who are applying in EM this year should not miss this informative session with Dr. DeRoos, where he will outline the EM application process, including interviews, personal statements, ranking, and the match. Already have your personal statement? Dr. DeRoos has offered to critique it for you! Email him at Francis.DeRoos@uphs.upenn.edu Intro to Careers in Emergency Medicine
Friday, August 31st at 1pm, Stemmler 111A

Dr. DeRoos, the Penn EM residency director outlines the many exciting career oportunities in Emergency Medicine. Oh, the places you'll go! Fodd will be served.

Resident-Medical Student Mentoring Program, Wednesday August 15th at noon
ED Conference Room

The inaugural meeting for the mentoring program. Be paired with a 1st or 2nd year EM resident who will read over your personal statement, do a mock residency interview, and offer personalized advice on how to match in EM! Contact Ross Parker, program liason at rhparker@mail.med.upenn.edu for more info or to sign up!

Where is the Emergency Department Conference Room???

This is a common meeting place for EMIG in the HUP ED. It is in the ground floor of Silverstein. Wondering how to get there? Wonder no longer:

From Stemmler: Go down to the basement, where the mailboxes are. From there, walk towards the anatomy lockers and through the double doors. To your left is an entrance to HUP. As you walk the the doors, you will find yourself near Founders MRI. Make a right and loop around the corridor. Let the signs for Silverstein building guide you. Just before you step out into the Rhoads main entrance lobby, you will see a door to your right that says "Department of Emergency Medicine". Though we will often keep the door open for events, if it is closed ring the bell and when they answer tell them you are a medical student. Once inside, make a right and loop around the corridor. The ED conference room is on your left.

From the Hospital Main Entrance on 34th and Spruce: Walking into the hospital, head for the diagonal right area that says Silverstein (the hall to the left). As you enter the corridor, there is a door to your left that says "Department of Emergency Medicine". Though we will often keep the door open for events, if it is closed ring the bell and when they answer tell them you are a medical student. Once inside, make a right and loop around the corridor. The ED conference room is on your left.

Please contact us with any other suggestions you may have!