“Children Reading 1940″ by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration or Office of War Information via Wikimedia Commons

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When the pioneers of Emergency Medicine were pushing to have the specialty formally recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, they had to prove that the knowledge and skill set needed to be a proficient EM provider was unique to the field–not taught, researched, or practiced by other specialties. Their hard work not only resulted in the recognition of EM as a medical specialty in 1979, but also solidified this knowledge base and jumpstarted research in EM. As a result, we as current EM residents have more learning tools than we can possibly use. So where to start?
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Dr. Lori Post addressed the Women’s United Nations Report Network (WUNRN) at their meeting entitled, “Political Will & Public Will – Fine Tuning for Gender Advocacy,” where she presented on, “Witches, Widows, and Weddings: A Political and Public Will Framework to Address Human Rights Violations.”
Congratulations to Dr. Lori Post on this incredible honor!

Instruments for Trephination, Wellcome Trust via Wikimedia Commons

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, June 24th in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.

Time Topic Moderator
9:00am Pediatrics Emerson
10:00am Quiz Della-Giustina
11:00am Pass the Pointer Chris Moore
12:00pm Ischemic Stroke Wira
1:00pm SAH/ICH Wira

Class of 2015
Class of 2015 congratulations on your graduating, good luck on the next steps along your paths! Click “Continue Reading” to see more pictures of the grads!
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Hippocrates by Albert Anker, via Wikimedia Commons

Six residents, mid-levels, and attendings in the Yale-New Haven Emergency Department were recognized in April by patients in written letters and surveys to the hospital.
Iris Chandler, MD (PGY-1)
Lei Chen, MD
Amy Glick, APRN
Nir Harish, MD
Jessica Lockel, PA
Karen Santucci, MD

Dr. Kennedy Hall, our senior ultrasound fellow, and the Section of Emergency Ultrasound recently published on the 5E’s of focused emergency echocardiography. Life in the Fast Lane, an emergency medicine FOAM/FOAMed (Free, Open Access Medical Education) website featured the article in their most recent “Research and Reviews in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care” post. Congratulations to the authors on this recognition and hopefully this deserved attention will help disseminate this incredibly useful skill set.

24|7|365, the documentary on the history of emergency medicine, just won a New England Emmy for Best Documentary! Dr. Mark Brady, a member of the Yale EM Class of 2013, was the executive producer. Congrats, Mark!
If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s great, and you should check it out online at the EMRA website.

Global Health Day 2015
We are excited to invite you to our 6th annual Global Health Day starting at 9am on Wednesday, June 17, in Harkness Auditorium!
Our guest speaker, Regan Marsh, MD MPH, will be discussing the coordination of the Ebola response in West Africa and our J&J scholars and Global Health fellow will share their experiences from abroad.
We are also thrilled to welcome back two of our recent graduates, Brian Rice and Mary O, who will be talking about their post-Yale Global Health life.
Lunch reception to follow.

All the residents who work with Drs. Leigh Evans, Rachel Liu, and Karen Santucci know that they are going to have a great shift learning from this amazing educators, so it comes as no surprise to us that these three were received awards from another part of the Yale Community, the School of Medicine.
At the Commencement for the Class of 2015, these three were each recognized for their contributions to the education of the graduating class.
Dr. Leigh Evans received the Alvan R. Feinstein Award for outstanding teaching of clinical skills.  
Dr. Rachel Liu received the Charles W. Bohmfalk Prize for teaching in the clinical sciences
Dr. Karen Santucci was one of two recipients of the Leah M. Lowenstein Award for excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education.

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