Educational Resources Blogs/Podcasts

Included here are several blog/podcasts that we encourage our residents to use as supplementary learning tools in conjunction with their didactic curriculum.

Life in the Fast Lane is written by a team of Australasian critical care physicians and nurses exploring the changing world of eLearning, emergency medicine, critical care and toxicology through clinical cases, fictionalized anecdotes and medical satire.

This team writes simply to facilitate the learning process by providing diverse and hopefully entertaining reading material. Naturally they cite and give due reverence to the great hero of modern clinical medicine, Sir William Osler.

EMCrit is devoted to bring the best evidence-based care from the fields of critical care, resuscitation, and trauma and translate it for bedside use in the Emergency Department (ED). Every two weeks they post a full ~20-minute podcast. In between, the site gets filled with blogposts, links, and EMCrit Wees (minature podcasts).

Academic Life in Emergency Medicine is your digital connection to the cooperative world of emergency medicine. They strive to reshape medical education and academia in their evolution beyond the traditional classroom.

Mon-Wed: Clinical topics
Thu: Anything goes
Fri-Sat: Non-clinical topics
Sun: How I Work Smarter

EM Lyceum was started by a group of emergency physicians at Bellevue Hospital Center. The goal of the lyceum is to encourage academic debate within our field, discuss nuances and variation in clinical practice and, above all, encourage learning in a non-intimidating, enjoyable fashion.

Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog contains instructive ECGs in clinical context. Dr. Smith is a faculty physician in the Emergency Medicine Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN and professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

EM Basic is made for medical students and emergency medicine interns to review the basics of emergency medicine. Each podcast starts exactly how a patient interaction in the ED starts- with a chief complaint. From there, we’ll go over the important points of the patient’s history and physical exam, the workup and the basic treatment and disposition of each chief complaint that you will encounter in the ED all in 30 minute easy to digest audio podcasts.

PEM ED is an acronym for Pediatric Emergency. Medicine an Educational and Directional Podcast for the general emergency medicine physician. It is a program designed to give the general emergency medicine practitioner an in-depth review of key concepts paramount to the care of the pediatric patient in an emergency department setting.

The goal of this program is to provide the general emergency medicine practitioner a “nuts and bolts” approach to pediatric emergency medical care in one of three styles which are an interview with a pediatric subspecialist, a case-presentation/topic review, or traditional lecture. 

The Trauma Professional’s Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Regions is a Level I Adult Trauma Center and has partnered with Gillette Children's Specialty Hospital to become the first Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the Upper Midwest.