Current Issue: Volume 18 Issue 1

Proper Applications for Surveys as a Study Methodology

Andrew W. Phillips, MD, MEd, et al.

The best use of survey methodology is to investigate human phenomena, such as emotions and opinions. These are data that are neither directly observable, nor available in documents. Moreover, a new survey instrument is only indicated when a prior instrument does not exist or is determined empirically to have insufficient validity and reliability evidence for the sampling frame of interest.

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Characteristics of Real-Time, Non-Critical Incident Debriefing Practices in the Emergency Department

Characteristics of Real-Time, Non-Critical Incident Debriefing Practices in the Emergency Department

Nur-Ain Nadir, MD, MEHP, et al.

Benefits of post-simulation debriefings as an educational and feedback tool have been widely accepted for nearly a decade. Real-time, non-critical incident debriefing is similar to post-simulation debriefing, however, data on its practice is limited.

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The Cost and Burden of the Residency Match in Emergency Medicine

The Cost and Burden of the Residency Match in Emergency Medicine

Aaron M. Blackshaw, MD, et al.

In order to obtain a residency match, medical students entering Emergency Medicine (EM) must
complete away rotations, submit a number of lengthy applications, and travel to multiple programs
to interview.

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Differences in Self-expression Reflect Formal Evaluation in a Fourth-year Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Differences in Self-expression Reflect Formal Evaluation in a Fourth-year Emergency Medicine Clerkship
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Michael Chary, MD, PhD, et al.

Medical schools have begun to incorporate self-reflection exercises into their curricula, with the belief that these exercises help students master the material more deeply and perform better. Reflection may be a potential learning tool for Emergency Medicine, but there are few data supporting this hypothesis. The authors evaluated the relationship between a linguistic marker of the degree of reflection after a student’s shift in an emergency department and that student’s clerkship performance.

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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.