Primary Survey June 2017.

This month’s editor’s choice is actually a pair of papers: one, a study on the diagnostic characteristics of the T-MACS chest pain risk stratification score AND the other, a paper explaining a key methodological concept used in this and other studies of diagnostic tests, the receiving operator characteristic ROC) curve (Richard Body (an associate editor […]

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Primary Survey April 2017.

This month’s primary Survey is written by Mary Dawood. Don’t forget to visit the journal site to see more and keep in touch with us on Social Media.   Also, don’t forget to listen and subscribe to our podcast to keep you up to date on the journal and topics in emergency medicine.   Organ […]

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#FOAMed, credentials and a view from the college (sort of).

I found an amazing tweet on my timeline today that taught me many things. Firstly, I was not aware that students were publishing their own theses online and as an open access resource (this is fantastic), and secondly the topic in question is of great interest to me and everyone here, that is the development […]

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How Junior Doctors Think: A Guide for Reflective Practice

In the UK, junior doctors will rotate through emergency medicine in their second year post-graduation (Foundation Year 2). They’re granted autonomy to make independent decisions and ‘own’ patients for the first time. Elsewhere in the hospital, a junior’s role is largely secretarial, and generally within the confines of ‘normal working hours’. In the ED, the hours are brutal, the […]

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Social Media is Exploding – But is it Effective?

About a year ago, I posted about accelerating knowledge translation using Twitter, blogs, and other social media. In some respects, the embrace of social media was still in its infancy – originally, #FOAMed, powered by an independent group of individuals passionate about sharing knowledge and teaching Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Medicine Journal, driven in part […]

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Emergency Medicine for medical students world wide!

A guest blog from Larshan Perinpam (President of ISAEM) and Anh-Nhi Thi Huynh (Vice president of external affairs, ISAEM)   ISAEM is an organization established to take Emergency Medicine student Interest groups (EMIGs) extracurricular activities to a whole new level, not only locally or nationally but also worldwide. ISAEM is the abbreviation of the International […]

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Is the Opioid Epidemic Just an American Problem?

Many problems among developed countries are unique to the United States. Gun violence is at levels comparable to locations of civil unrest around the world, and we are proud of our world leadership in obesity. Our dysfunctional healthcare incentives and payment system, despite many examples of innovative excellence, shows starkly different health status based on […]

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