Wednesday, April 11, 2012

EM Lyceum

EM Lyceum is a site created by NYU/Bellevue residents and moderated by one of my mentors, Dr. Anand Swaminathan.

The site poses a monthly series of questions about common topics in the ED like RSI and hyperkalemia.  Members are encouraged to read the questions at the beginning of the month and discuss them with colleagues.  At the end of the month, the site provides its own answers.

As a student at NYU, I was privy to the foundations of this idea while rotating through the department.  I was attempting to efficiently present a kidney stone case to my fourth year, but she slowed me down and said, "let's take some extra time to talk about this - renal stones are this month's topic."

A few other doctors stopped what they were doing for a moment, and we had a discussion about kidney stones from pathophys to disposition.  This 4 minute pause in the busy flow of the department created a meaningful and purposeful open discussion on a single topic as it applied to a real case in real time.

Check out EM Lyceum and join the conversation.

- Teach, MD

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