Only a quarter of what you need to be a great physician is evidence-based. The rest is a matter of the heart.
Dear ACEP leadership: As our national meeting approaches, continue to lean into honest, transparent debate, no matter the cost. Popularity is transient. Vision is not.
Sometimes it takes an old dog to teach you new tricks
To mold great doctors, we need to broaden the foundations of undergraduate medical training – more Kant, less calc.
Twice the police saved my life... and twice I saved them from themselves
Let us not sacrifice human contact and self exploration on the altar of social media
From the exhibit floor to the council meeting, musings on emergency medicine’s biggest circus.
Give me residents who are more than their CVs, doctors who base their practice on actual beliefs and values
Twenty fourteen is the centennial of the first publication of Carl Sandburg’s love letter to Chicago, a city of life with all its good and bad; a place of vitality, energy, excitement and yes, the 2014 ACEP Scientific Assembly. The Committee could not have picked a better place.
Travel to medical training venues is becoming more painful. People in line to check-in at hotels want to comment openly on my column. Recently in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel – in the private check-in lounge no less – one of the PAs registering for the emergency medicine boot camp course I was teaching at wanted to vent her spleen and give me editorial direction. Enough already.