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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

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Dennis Allin M.D.,FACEP

Department of Emergency Medicine

myth 1
MYTH 1
  • BEST REASON FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE IS NO PAGER AND REGULAR SCHEDULE
myth buster
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
MYTH 2
  • I’LL BE A GLORIFIED TRIAGE NURSE
myth buster5
MYTH BUSTER
  • Need to be very interested in studying medicine
  • The farther the specialty advances, the more is expected
myth 3
MYTH 3
  • I WILL NOT BE A STRONG DIAGNOSTICAIN
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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
MYTH 4
  • I NEED TO BE IN THE TOP 10% OF THE CLASS TO MATCH EMERGENCY MEDICINE
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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
MYTH 5
  • ALL ER PATIENTS ARE HOMELESS, DRUNK, BELLIGERENT PSYCHOTICS WHOSE MAIN GOAL IS TO URINATE ON THE FLOOR OF A MEDICAL FACILITY
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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
MYTH 6
  • EVERYONE BURNS OUT
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MYTH BUSTER
  • 85% satisfied or very satisfied with career
  • 30% will change practice environment
  • Wellness has become a major issue in EM groups
facts
FACTS
  • 130 programs
  • Most PGY1,2,3
  • 1800 entry positions
  • A few combined
    • EM/Peds
    • EM/IM
    • EM/Critical Care
who should get in
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
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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