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    Emergency medicine is a fast-paced, team-oriented specialty where you can have an enormous impact on your patients for emergency physicians are experts at diagnosing and managing patients for quite literally anything. This would be my idea of a "dream-job"; and no, this isn't because of popular stereotypes of asians having these types of jobs although, I do have to admit that this is an unusual choice in comparison to others who might want to be teachers, chefs, police officers, etc. In my eyes, this is the best job you could ever get in the world; and here's why. Although many patients require more intensive/ immediate care, like surgery, emergency physicians have all the tools he/ she needs to begin the management of any medical condition…

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    In 1986 the Chinese Association of Emergency Medicine was established and brought about three specific areas in emergency care; prehospital medicine, emergency medicine and critical care medicine which differs from China’s current model of emergency medicine (China’s emergency medicine, 2011, p. 286). Prior to 1986 emergency medicine consisted of practitioners for medical subspecialties to deliver emergency care but only in their own area of expertise in the emergency department. However, with…

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    The buzz of indiscernible conversations and clamour of the emergency department (ED) faded into the distance as I felt the burning gaze of everyone in the room. The rhythmic beeping of the oxygen saturation monitor intensified as if taunting me, challenging me. I became cognizant of how tremulous and sweaty my hands were as I pleaded for the endotracheal tube’s cooperation. After what felt like an eternity, I heard the words I had been desperately waiting for, “breath sounds bilaterally.” While…

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    The Department of Emergency Medicine internship involves highly talented researchers and physicians working together on clinical trials, and are allowing students to work on their research to get a glimpse into the medical field. The mentors were undergraduate students once so they understand the importance of getting hands on experience with medicine. The George Washington Hospital is a teaching hospital so they strive to help students in a way that will allow them to grow. There are only seven…

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    It is one of the most prestige PA programs in the country and the only Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program in the state of Iowa. The are currently five residents in the program, and the program takes 18 months to complete. “As an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EM-PA) resident you will have the opportunity to specialize in the field of Emergency Medicine while working alongside physician residents and seasoned clinicals at one of the top medical centers in the country,” (University…

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    and I struggled in maintaining a tight seal on the mask. The resident patiently worked with me to improve my technique, and when I finally got it, I felt so proud of what I had accomplished. While continuing to squeeze the bag, I truly felt like I was part of the team and playing an important role in attempting to save that patient’s life. As I experienced more moments like this, I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in emergency medicine.…

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    My decision to pursue medicine is a culmination of my experiences throughout college. I entered my freshman year with the mindset to create an impact on the medical field. I relentlessly sought medical opportunities and immersed myself in this intriguing field. Through my experiences volunteering and working, I was reassured that the ever-changing nature of medicine would allow me to utilize my skills to the fullest and challenge me daily. The dynamic nature of work in the emergency department…

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    tolerate my "slacking off" in his emergency room. Telling Johnson my reluctance to ghostwrite a journal article for him shouldn't be misinterpreted as "slacking off," I walked away, and went looking for an emergency to handle. For the most part, Johnson left me alone during the rotation and interacted with me only on rare occasion. One day, however, a number of residents were out sick, and Johnson was forced to serve as a back-up physician for a few hours. After I evaluated a thin,…

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    For my assignment, I shadowed the emergency room on a weekend. I shadowed two nurses whom had different patients. As soon as I got there, patients already began to flood in. I wouldn’t say it was hectic, but my nurses definitely kept me busy observing them. The first patient to come in was an older female. She was screaming of stomach pains and had vomited that morning. Her family brought her in themselves. The nurse first observed her body by feeling her stomach. She had a slight hernia, which…

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    (Moran, 2015). The provider needs to review the benefits, risk and alternatives of telepsychiatry with the patient. Prior to preceding the provider needs to answer any questions the patient may have and obtain their consent to continue. Benefits Everyday patients turn to the Emergency Department to receive help that they could not find anywhere else. The American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Medicine Practice Committee (ACEP) indicates an increasing percentage of these patients…

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