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Emergency Department Communications

I have previously conducted research to explore interdisciplinary transitions of care from the emergency department.  


For the ED Consultation Studies:

This was the program of research I pursued as a resident physician within the McMaster Emergency Medicine Royal College Training Program.


We have explored how to teach the skill of consultation in the Emergency Department, but also the social experience that surrounded these phenomena.

This program of research was generously supported by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Research Grant & the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) via a fellowship grant that supported by graduate studies in Medical Education.  (Now named the Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education.

Meanwhile, I had been in contact with an EM/IM doc named Chad Kessler who was at the VA hospital in Chicago at the time doing his MHPE thesis at UIC on the topic of ED Consultations too.  He published his work first (you can read it here), but we eventually collaborated on a few great papers around this topic.

Under the mentorship

of Jonathan Sherbino,

these 3 papers are

my first true program

of research.

This project won the top Resident Research Award at CAEP 2012, Niagara Falls, ON

This project placed in the Top 5 resident projects at CAEP 2011.

A bit of a stand alone study, full of it own inherent flaws, but this paper was a lesson in perseverance.  I did this study as a part of a residency requirement with a few of my residency-year mates.  We revised and resubmitted this paper endlessly, but eventually we found a home for it on a disruptive new start up called the Winnower (a non-predatory OA journal, how novel!).

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