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EMERGENCY MEDICINE Dennis Allin M.D.,FACEP Department of Emergency Medicine MYTH 1 BEST REASON FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE IS NO PAGER AND REGULAR SCHEDULE MYTH BUSTER How you spend most of your waking hours 8-12 hour shifts long and intense No lunch No bathroom No privacy MYTH 2

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EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Dennis Allin M.D.,FACEP

Department of Emergency Medicine


MYTH 1

  • BEST REASON FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE IS NO PAGER AND REGULAR SCHEDULE


MYTH BUSTER

  • How you spend most of your waking hours

  • 8-12 hour shifts long and intense

  • No lunch

  • No bathroom

  • No privacy


MYTH 2

  • I’LL BE A GLORIFIED TRIAGE NURSE


MYTH BUSTER

  • Need to be very interested in studying medicine

  • The farther the specialty advances, the more is expected


MYTH 3

  • I WILL NOT BE A STRONG DIAGNOSTICAIN


MYTH BUSTER

  • We see more undifferentiated patients than most other specialist do

  • We are expected to diagnostically weed out who needs the services of another specialist


MYTH 4

  • I NEED TO BE IN THE TOP 10% OF THE CLASS TO MATCH EMERGENCY MEDICINE


MYTH BUSTER

  • 88% of US grads applying solely in EM match

  • The EM programs have varying levels of competition to get in

  • KU with 55 matched in 6 years

    • Average GPA 3.4

    • Average Board scores 219


MYTH 5

  • ALL ER PATIENTS ARE HOMELESS, DRUNK, BELLIGERENT PSYCHOTICS WHOSE MAIN GOAL IS TO URINATE ON THE FLOOR OF A MEDICAL FACILITY


MYTH BUSTER

  • More patients are insured

  • Come in trusting you to help them

  • They have a physician but inadequate access or they are not satisfied with their physicians attention to their issues


MYTH 6

  • EVERYONE BURNS OUT


MYTH BUSTER

  • 85% satisfied or very satisfied with career

  • 30% will change practice environment

  • Wellness has become a major issue in EM groups


FACTS

  • 130 programs

  • Most PGY1,2,3

  • 1800 entry positions

  • A few combined

    • EM/Peds

    • EM/IM

    • EM/Critical Care


WHO SHOULD GET IN?

  • Can multitask

  • Interested in the study of medicine

  • Team player

  • A bit of a crisis junkie

  • Strong negotiator

  • A bit of an altruistic humanist


HOW DO I GET IN?

  • EM rotation here before outside institution

  • EMIG

  • 10 interviews

  • Talk with us about where

  • WWW.ACEP.ORG

  • WWW.SAEM.ORG

  • WWW.ABEM.ORG


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