Book Review #1: Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt

Early in my residency, I remember the first time I saw a patient coding in the emergency department. I wanted to do something but I didn’t know where to start. I felt frozen in place while everyone raced around me. The techs transferred the patient from the stretcher to the bed and then attached pads…

Space Medicine Physiology: A Review of Systems

In any human exploration of an unknown place, whether it was sailing to the New World, climbing Mount Everest, or racing to the South Pole, human casualties seemed inevitable. In order to discover new lands, death was expected. As the final frontier, space presents a challenge to human ingenuity unlike any before. Many brave adventurers…

EMRA 2020 Case-Con Competition: 2nd Place!

Earlier this year, I treated a patient with fascinating case of pancreatitis in the emergency department. I decided to submit a proposal to EMRA’s Case-Con competition. Fortunately I was selected. Because the ACEP 2020 conference was virtual, I had to record my presentation for the audience and judges. I was thrilled to win 2nd place!…

ApolloMD 2020 Emergency Medicine Residency Scholarship

Every year, ApolloMD, a physician staffing company, offers a scholarship for emergency medicine residents. I applied this year and was honored to have won! I am thankful to ApolloMD for selecting me for this award. The essay I submitted is below. Why I Am Passionate About Emergency Medicine More than half a decade ago, before medical…