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The purpose of this podcast is to help medical students crush their emergency medicine clerkship and get top 1/3 on their SLOE. The content is organized in an approach to format and covers different chief complaints, critical diagnoses, and skills important for your clerkship.

EM Clerkship Zack Olson, MD and Michael Estephan, MD

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The purpose of this podcast is to help medical students crush their emergency medicine clerkship and get top 1/3 on their SLOE. The content is organized in an approach to format and covers different chief complaints, critical diagnoses, and skills important for your clerkship.

    Round 1 (MW) – Shortness of Breath

    Round 1 (MW) – Shortness of Breath

    You are working your FIRST SHIFT EVER at Clerkship General hospital when a 60 year old female presents with shortness of breath.







    Initial Vitals:







    * HR: 92* RR: 28* BP: 120/80* O2%: 89%* Temp: 101.2F







    Critical Actions:







    * Obtain full set of vital signs* Diagnose PNA and COPD exacerbation* Administer appropriate antibiotics* Treat symptoms with steroids and nebulizers* Admit patient to the hospital

    • 21 min
    Should I go into EM? – Part 1

    Should I go into EM? – Part 1

    The future of emergency medicine seems bleak. Listen to Zack’s perspective on the future of our beloved specialty in part one of this two-part series.

    • 20 min
    Round 35 (Pediatric Trauma)

    Round 35 (Pediatric Trauma)

    You are working at *rural* Clerkship General when you receive a radio call from EMS – 7yo male from a severe bus accident with a large scalp laceration, unable to control the hemorrhage.







    Initial Vitals







    * HR: 136* RR: 22* BP: 80/35* O2%: 100%* Temp: 98F







    Critical Actions:







    * Perform ATLS Algorithm* Control Hemorrhage* Transfuse pRBCs* Replete Factor VIII with correct dosing (100% replacement)* Diagnose supracondylar fracture on XR and splint appropriately







    Further Reading:







    emDOCs – Managing Hemophilia in the ED







    CoreEM – Supracondylar fracture in the ED

    • 35 min
    Bradycardia (Deep Dive R34)

    Bradycardia (Deep Dive R34)

    Asymptomatic Bradycardia – usually don’t treat







    Symptomatic Stable Bradycardia – atropine, further workup







    Symptomatic Unstable Bradycardia – SIMULTANEOUS treatment with medications and electricity







    * Meds: Trial of atropine, then either epinephrine, dopeamine, or isoproterenol* Electricity: Transcutaneous Pace –> TVP







    DDX of Bradycardia – BRADIE







    Blocks (av blocks)







    Reduced vital signs (hypoxemia, hypothermia, hypoglycemia)







    Acs (acute coronary syndrome/ischemia)







    Drugs (beta blocker, calcium channel blocker, digoxin, organophosphate)







    Infection/Inc ICP (Lyme, myocarditis // cushings reflex)







    Electrolyte/Endocrine (hyperkalemia, hypermagnesemia, hypocalcemia // myxedema coma)

    • 14 min
    ERAS 2 of 2 – How to fill out the CV section

    ERAS 2 of 2 – How to fill out the CV section

    What is most important to programs from ERAS? SLOEs, clinical grades on EM rotations and residency interviews.







    How do you look good on interviews? Have a thorough ERAS application that gives interviewers lots to ask about!







    On ERAS, there are four sections in the curriculum vitae portion:







    * Education – honorary societies, medical school awards, other awards/accomplishments (e.g. college, volunteer, previous career awards)* Experiences –* Work (paid, unpaid clinical or teaching)* Volunteer (public service, leadership, clubs and organizations)* Research (labs, projects)* Licensure – only if previous medical career, legal history* Publications – papers, presentations, online publications







    Don’t forget to add some personality to your application with the hobbies section!







    Further Reading

    • 16 min
    ERAS 1 of 2 – The 8 parts of the application

    ERAS 1 of 2 – The 8 parts of the application

    ERAS Pt 1: The 8 Parts of the ApplicationThere are 8 parts to the application:







    * Personal and Biographic Information – mostly self-explanatory* Curriculum Vitae (Resume) – keep an updated CV throughout medical school to makethis easy to fill out, be concise but specific* Personal Statement – start early* Letters of Recommendation – should ideally have two SLOEs from rotations in EMdepartments plus one extra letter* Test Scores – transfer reports from USMLE or COMLEX* MSPE or Dean’s Letter – submitted by your school* Medical School Transcript – submitted by your school* Photo – business professional headshot with neutral background







    Further Reading:







    CordEM – SLOE 1







    CordEM – SLOE 2

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
699 Ratings

699 Ratings

abbull_3000 ,

Awesome Content

This podcast is great for learners of all levels. I used it as a PA student and at running through the episodes again as I enter an APP EM residency. I love how there are series and how the show’s progressed.

Ahimsa739 ,

Amazing content!

This podcast is truly a gem! The information is clinically relevant & the hosts are both very engaging.

12345233 ,

A gem

Honestly so helpful as an MS3. Brief episodes (aka you can actually have the bandwidth to pay attention) and covers the highest yield pearls.

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