December 2017

December 19, 2017

The article examines the perceptions of emergency medicine residents on the quality of residency training in the United States and Saudi Arabia.

December 13, 2017

The future of academic medicine depends on attracting motivated trainees to the academic career path. Improved understanding of academic medicine career roles and responsibilities can increase trainees’ awareness of the opportunities in academic medicine and may support development of the next generation of academic physicians.

This article analyzes a workshop that has been presented at five regional conferences targeting medical students and residents (and even new junior faculty) introducing them to the diversity of career opportunities in a career in academic medicine, and can be offered at medical schools and residency programs across the country.

December 05, 2017

More than two thirds of patients seen in an emergency department (ED) leave with instructions to follow-up, often for further diagnosis or treatment of chronic conditions. This practice is supported by numerous guidelines, and many practitioners rely on presumed access to urgent follow-up to safely discharge their patients. Additionally, time-specific discharge instructions have been viewed as a defense against potential litigation, regardless of the patient’s ability to comply. A new article by Chou et al published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine expands on previous research evaluating how often patients are actually able to obtain urgent follow-up, and how insurance status and condition impacts this ability.