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  1. EMERGENCY MEDICINE Dennis Allin M.D.,FACEP Department of Emergency Medicine

  2. MYTH 1 • BEST REASON FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE IS NO PAGER AND REGULAR SCHEDULE

  3. MYTH BUSTER • How you spend most of your waking hours • 8-12 hour shifts long and intense • No lunch • No bathroom • No privacy

  4. MYTH 2 • I’LL BE A GLORIFIED TRIAGE NURSE

  5. MYTH BUSTER • Need to be very interested in studying medicine • The farther the specialty advances, the more is expected

  6. MYTH 3 • I WILL NOT BE A STRONG DIAGNOSTICAIN

  7. 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

  8. MYTH 4 • I NEED TO BE IN THE TOP 10% OF THE CLASS TO MATCH EMERGENCY MEDICINE

  9. 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

  10. MYTH 5 • ALL ER PATIENTS ARE HOMELESS, DRUNK, BELLIGERENT PSYCHOTICS WHOSE MAIN GOAL IS TO URINATE ON THE FLOOR OF A MEDICAL FACILITY

  11. 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

  12. MYTH 6 • EVERYONE BURNS OUT

  13. MYTH BUSTER • 85% satisfied or very satisfied with career • 30% will change practice environment • Wellness has become a major issue in EM groups

  14. FACTS • 130 programs • Most PGY1,2,3 • 1800 entry positions • A few combined • EM/Peds • EM/IM • EM/Critical Care

  15. 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

  16. 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