William Tecumseh Sherman and staff by Mathew Brady [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This year’s Residency Retreat will be this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, starting at 9am at Dr. Della-Giustina’s House.
Please see below for the schedule:
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Choose Your Own Identity

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is a great place to meet other residents, to explore all that EM has to offer, and to talk with possible employers or fellowship directors. While these conversations may appear intimidating at first, a little preparation can go a long way. What you should bring and how you should prepare depends on your particular goals, but doing a little clean up of your digital life is always a good place to start. Keep reading for one perspective on how to begin building your online identity for SAEM and beyond. Continue reading

SAEM’s annual meeting starts Tuesday, May 12 with pre-conference workshops. Shine your shoes, press your shirt, find your flip-flops and great ready for a great conference in beautiful San Diego!
In all seriousness, Yale is well represented in the poster and presentation department this year, so make sure to check them out. To avoid missing out all the great talks, seminars, posters and events, download the official SAEM 2015 iphone app or android app. Once you have downloaded the app, fill out your profile, friend you colleagues, and use the built-in calendar of events to check out all the great offerings at this year’s conference.
If you want to quickly have a calendar full of events involving Yale faculty and residents, just friend Dan Savage and then you can follow his calendar.


William Blake’s The Skeleton Reanimated via Wikimedia Commons

Lisa Sander (PGY3), Chad Sagnella (PGY3), and Ted Melnick (Assist. Professor) have created one of the two signature drinks for this year’s SAEM Opening Reception. Rules of the drink submission contest were that the drink must only have four ingredients and thefirst letters of the ingredients must spell out S A E M.
A riff on the classic Corpse Reviver #2, we are pleased to present the Yale Code Reviver #2!

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur (3/4 ounce)

Aviation Gin (3/4 ounce)

Elderflower Liqueur, e.g., St. Germain (3/4 ounce)

Meyer Lemon juice (3/4 ounce)


Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled, abinsthe-rinsed glass, garnish with orange peel.

EMCrit posted this video on April 18 of a real-time cricothyrotomy performed by Dr. Ram Parekh. Cool, close-up video footage of a lifesaving procedure with solid commentary and teaching points from Dr. Scott Weingart. Check it out!


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The first thing that comes to mind when we talk about academic emergency medicine is research—its production, consumption, and application. Well, Yale EM’s faculty has been busy doing all three since day one when our first interns arrived in New Haven in June 1996.


The last three years have been no different as our Department continues its efforts to advance the science of emergency medicine. Keep reading to check out a list of the many of the manuscripts published by Yale EM faculty and residents since January 1, 2012 during their time at Yale.
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The annual ACEP Legislative Advocacy and Leadership Conference and Leadership Summit is May 3-6 of this year. This conference offers a chance for EM residents and faculty to meet with EM leaders in policy in Washington, D.C., while developing their own skills and niche without the increasingly important world of political advocacy. Sessions at this event have included skills workshops, small group sessions on the nuances of the current health policy debates, lectures from major players in the current health policy and advocacy landscape, and organized time to meet with members of Congress to discuss keys issues affecting EM providers and our patients.
This year, Drs. Jessica Singh (PGY1), Olga Kovalerchik (PGY1), Ryan Carter, and Arjun Venkatesh (Director, Quality and Safety Research and Strategy) attended. Seems like this group is really getting the most out of their time in DC.



HAPPY NATIONAL NURSES’ WEEK to the best group of RN’s around. Thank you for your dedication to your patients, and you grace under pressure. Without you, our jobs would be impossible. Click below for even more pictures of our amazing RNs.

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Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, May 6th starting in the SIM Center (please use outside entrance at 728 Howard Avenue due to construction) beginning at 9:00am. At 11:00am conference will be moved to Harkness Auditorium.
Lunch will be served before Grand Rounds, so there will be no breakfast.

Time Topic Moderator Location
9:00am Suture Sim Faculty 728 Howard Ave.
11:00am M&M Narvaez Harkness Auditorium
12:00pm Grand Rounds: Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Cases and Considerations Kevin Biese, MD, MAT Harkness Auditorium

Dr. Kevin Biese, EM Residency Program Director at UNC and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics will be the Grand Rounds Speaker sharing his insight into Geriatric Emergency Medicine.

It is never a dull week in our Department, especially when our faculty are recognized with unanimous votes for promotion to Associate Professor! Congratulations, Dr. Evans, on this great news!