Hello! Welcome to your Emergency Rotation. This letter is intended to provide some basic information to make your rotation a little smoother.
There are a variety of learning opportunities that ALL learners are required to attend. These include suturing and core cases, SIM sessions and academic half days. You will also be excused from your shifts to attend any academic half days from your residency program if we are not able to schedule you around them.
A copy will also be sent out with your schedule that will list when you are required to attend the SIMS, core cases/suturing as these sessions are offered every 2 weeks.
You will be scheduled a maximum of 4 shifts per week which will include a mixture of days, evenings and nights. Any requests for holidays, time off, etc needs to be made at least 4 weeks in advance of the month you are scheduled to do your rotation (i.e., if you are starting your rotation on September 15th, please have your requests in by August 1st). All requests are to be sent to Leah Chomyshen . Any and all requests for changes need to be sent to either Leah or Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp. While we try to consider all requests, it can be very difficult to accommodate everyone. Trading shifts with another learner is usually accepted as long as the same mix of days, evenings and nights is maintained and no other learners are scheduled during the shift. You will have ‘read only’ access, so you can see which preceptor you will be working with on each shift.
1200-1600h RUH SaskTel Theatre
Wednesdays excluding stat holidays
Suture Lab – B410 Health Sciences Building (Mandatory)
Leona Boyer will cover tips for suturing in the ED at the beginning of the rotation.
Core Cases – B445 Health Sciences Building (Mandatory)
We will discuss paper-based cases on topics that are infrequently encountered in the ED.
High Fidelity Simulation ‘SIM’ (Mandatory)
There will be a High Fidelity Simulation Session during your rotation. We will run you through scenarios focusing on Resuscitation Skills: Altered Mental Status and Seizures, Airway Obstruction, Respiratory Distress and Failure as well as Shock and Cardiac Arrest. We often have practicing ER Nurses and Paramedics participating along side you. The goals are to give you a chance to manage the ‘sick’ patients you may not have an opportunity to see or manage independently during your shifts. It is hoped that this experience will encourage you to read around these topics and take more initiative in managing these patients while on shift. The more engaged in the simulation environment you are, the better the learning. The sessions occur on the 2nd Floor of the Health Sciences Building – E Wing – Room 2200. Sessions run from 1230-1630. Bring your stethoscopes…this mannequin actually breathes!
Leah Chomyshen will email you the date of your teaching sessions, as well as weekly reminders of Academic Half Day location and topics. If you are scheduled for a shift during these sessions, you are expected to excuse yourself from that portion of the shift.
Some tips for shift work:
- try not to work in excess of 4-5 consecutive shifts
- avoid ‘short shifting’ (> 1 shift in a 24 hour period)
- have at least 2 days off after night shifts before working a day shift
- avoid caffeine near the end of evening and night shifts
- eat small frequent snacks during night shifts, ensure hydration
- exercise prior to evening and night shifts
- take time for yourself during the week in lieu of weekends worked
Dress Professionally – Scrubs or professional clothing are acceptable, jeans are not. There are a lot of procedures in Emergency Medicine so if you choose not to wear scrubs, you will likely want to wear a lab coat, or ensure you put on a gown when necessary. Scrubs are available at SPH and SCH. Ask the charge nurse when you arrive for your first shift. Scrubs at RUH are harder to find (the OR is locked), so if you have your own you should bring them.
Orientation – Show up to your first shift a bit early and introduce yourself to the nurses. Find the physician you are scheduled to work with (ask the nurses where the physician schedule is) and inform them that it is your first shift. They will show you around and show you how orders are processed and where all the relevant supplies are located.
Take responsibility for your learning – Seek out a variety of patients, ask questions and ask to do procedures.
Act Professional – Be respectful to your colleagues and patients. Always clean up your sharps after procedures. Taking breaks to eat or read are important both for your efficiency, clinical decision-making, learning, and overall wellbeing. Inform your preceptor if you want to take a break so any patient care needs that may arise in your absence can be dealt with. If you are sick or cannot make it in for your shift for any reason, first and foremost let your preceptor know. Also you will need to fill out a leave slip and forward to Leah Chomyshen at email@example.com.
Seeing patients – Try to review all of your patients with one preceptor for each shift. This will give them the opportunity to give you the best possible feedback at the end of the shift. Try to review each patient you see with your preceptor prior to ordering investigations. All patients need to be seen by your preceptor prior to discharge. If you develop a relationship with your preceptor and they encourage you to start managing multiple patients and ordering tests without reviewing with them first, then it is okay to do that. Ask first about seeing patients near the end of your shift. Partially worked up patients are major sources of medical error, and your preceptor may prefer to see those patients themselves or leave them for the next physician.
For every shift you work, you are expected to complete a daily evaluation card. This includes Electiverotations. These are found in each ED and there are specific cards available for each residency program, which are meant to meet the educational objectives of your program. If you are unsure where to find these, please ask your preceptor. At the end of your rotation, you are required to hand these evaluations in to Leah in office 2686, RUH (you can leave them in the mail slot next to the door). Please email Dr. Van De Kamp to set up a time to go over your evaluations and do an exit interview.
Intimidation & Harassment - If at any point during your rotation you have concerns about intimidation and harassment, please contact Dr Van de Kamp to discuss them. Alternatively you may contact Dr James Stempien (Department Head)
If there are any concerns that arise during your rotation, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Van De Kamp.
The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) is a student-run group aimed at creating opportunities for students to explore Emergency Medicine as a career. Some of the experiences we offer include skills nights, journal clubs, case studies, research opportunities, as well as mentorship with Emergency Medicine residents and physicians. U of S medical students can get involved by emailing us and by following our Facebook page.
Emergency Medicine Education Administrative Assistant
2684 Royal University Hospital
107 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
Students training outside of Saskatchewan, please contact:
Elective Coordinator for Residents and Canadian Students.
Room 2.8.01, 2nd Floor, A Wing, St. Paul's Hospital
1702 - 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9
Phone: 306-655-5004 Fax: 306-655-5794
CSA and International Undergraduate Elective Coordinator
College of Medicine Room 1B14,
1440 14th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 0W5
Phone: (306) 766-3791 Fax (306) 766-4833
2018 CaRMS Interview Dates: January 18-19, 2018
The University of Saskatchewan achieved accreditation status for its program in February 2011 and received full accreditation in 2016. We have residents in every year of training, and successfully graduated our first residents in 2015!
Emergency medicine residents rotate through adult emergency departments in Saskatoon (Royal University Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, and Saskatoon City Hospital) and Regina (Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital) and the pediatric emergency department in the Jim Pattison Children's Hopsital. Full descriptions of each site are available in our CaRMS program description.
Goals of the UofS FRCPC Emergency Medicine Residency Program:
The Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Saskatchewan aims to train Emergency Medicine Specialists who:
- are able to initially manage acute illness in all age groups, skilled in resuscitative procedures
- possess a sound approach to initial management, treatment and disposition of all chief complaints that present to the Emergency Department
- possess strong organizational skills, able to manage multiple acutely ill patients and be a leader in disaster situations
- are able to function well within the team environment of the Emergency Department, and effectively able to negotiate situations of conflict
- are able to contribute to their administrative environment, at the hospital and pre-hospital organizations
- are able to contribute to the academic environment as an effective educator and researcher
- are able to contribute to the overall health of their community
- are able to successfully integrate work and life within the challenges of working in the ED environment
PGY1 – The resident will spend much of the year being exposed to Emergency Medicine in order to develop the framework for acquisition of expertise during off-service rotations. They will be expected to take an introductory ED Ultrasound course and achieve their own IP certification over the course of the year. All first year residents will take a Clinical Research Methodologies Course (CLR800.3), which will runs on-line from September to December. Residents are allowed to take up to 4 weeks during their EM blocks over their first two years of residency to complete their research project.
PGY2 – The resident will spend half of the year in EM and half of the year in off-service rotations. Residents will present their research project at our annual research day near the end of the academic year.
PGY3 – The third year is the Chief Resident year. Three longitudinal rotations will occur (EMS, Admin, Education). Residents are given a slight reduction in their shift load during EM rotations in order to carry out the learning activities of these longitudinal rotations. They will also spend one month in a regional ED to gain the perspective of working outside of a tertiary care environment.
PGY4 – Residents will spend 6 months developing clinical or scholarly expertise in Emergency Medicine. This can be in any clinical or academic area that will enhance the practice of Emergency Medicine. They will have six additional blocks of elective time to add on to their scholarly or clinical expertise area, or additional clinical areas of perceived deficiency. If residents are performing well, they can combine this time into a one year of focused training or Masters degree.
PGY5 – Residents will consolidate their knowledge and skills in this final year. They will be expected to function as a JR Staff in the ED. Residents will spend 4 rotation blocks during the 5th year of training as part of an Inter-University Affiliation with the UofA to. During this time, residents will participate in the UofA exam preparation series.
In keeping with the Royal College Competence By Design initiative, significant adjustments to the above curriculum will be made for the cohort beginning the program in 2018. Additional modifications to the curriculum have been and will be considered every 6 months as part of the program’s semi-annual retreats. The timing of the Scholarly/Elective year can occur at any point in the five years to accommodate the interests of the resident.
Academic Half Day takes place on Wednesday afternoons. It is shared with the CFPC-EM Program, which runs a parallel program in Saskatoon & Regina. Half-Day is video-conferenced between the two sites. We have monthly Academic Full Days, which include practice exams and simulation sessions in the morning.
Two topic presentations per academic half-day are scheduled based on a two-year cycle of topics. Usually, a faculty member does the first hour and the second hour is done by one of the Emergency Medicine residents.
Shorter, more focused 20 minute topic presentations take the place of one larger Topic Presentation within approximately half of the academic half-days
These interactive rounds are meant to illustrate clinical reasoning and application of knowledge through real-time management of cases.
These interactive rounds are meant to work on interpretive skills by reviewing any of the following: xrays, CT head, ECGs, US images, blood gas analysis, synovial fluid analysis, CSF analysis, urinalysis, blood tests, spirometry, pictures of rashes/injuries/eye diseases/otoscopy, etc.
Critical Appraisal Rounds
Residents are assigned an article to critically appraise.
All of the key Emergency Medicine procedures are covered monthly over a two-year period.
Emergency Medicine Residents will be expected to maintain portfolios related to the four CanMEDS rounds sessions for each academic year. Residents will collect relevant cases, experiences and reflections during the year as the focus of discussion during these rounds. JR CanMEDS rounds cover 12 topics over PGY1-3, and an additional set SR CanMEDS rounds cover transition to practice.
Our Research Director, Dr Phil Davis, leads monthly sessions on research. Residents discuss their progress towards completion of their own projects.
Dr Mark Taylor and Dr Paul Olszynski lead monthly beginner and advanced point of care ultrasound sessions.
High Fidelity Simulation
A team of physician educators coordinate 6 simulation sessions per year based on our critical care curriculum.
Emergency Medicine Residents will be assigned monthly reading of Rosen’s textbook of Emergency Medicine. A faculty member will develop exam style questions on the assigned reading. The answers to the questions will be reviewed at these sessions. The bulk of this textbook will be covered every two years.
Practice Oral and Written Exams
Each Fall the residents participate in one practice written exam and one practice oral exam session. These sessions are formative sessions that help prepare the residents for the Mock Oral Exam and Canadian In-Training Exam.
Canadian In-Training Exam (CITE)
The CITE is a national exam that is written by all FRCPC emergency medicine residents in Canada each winter.
Mock Oral Exams
Emergency Medicine Residents will be exposed to at least one practice oral exam session per year, several in their final year.
Residents will participate in one Journal Club per year. They will work with a faculty member to choose a clinical question or topic, select the relevant articles, critically appraise them, report their findings to the group, and develop a best practice document after the large group discussion.
Candidates will be short-listed for an interview on the basis of their CV, Personal Letter, and Letters of Reference. Candidate files will be reviewed in teams of 3-4 reviewers (2 residents and 1-2 faculty members). Two teams will review each file therefore each file will receive 6-8 individual assessments. Each reviewer fills out a standardized scorecard based on a descriptive rubric. Individual scores are collated for an average score, which will be used to create a rank list for interviews. Each team will review a maximum of 30 files in order for them to be able to dedicate an appropriate amount of time to each file. Once the application rank list is created, there is a selection committee meeting to allow discussion among the file review teams, to ensure the rank list reflects the top 32 applicants to be invited for interviews.
Short-listed candidates invited for an interview will participate in 4 behavioral interview stations. Scores on the interview stations will be combined with scores from the CaRMS application file to create our match rank list. Once again, a selection committee meeting will occur to allow discussion among the interviewers, to ensure the match rank list reflects the top applicants.
Both the review of the application and the interviews are specifically looking for the following characteristics:
- Personal insight into the field of Emergency Medicine
- Thoughtful review of the challenges and opportunities of training in our program
- Likelihood of making a significant contribution to the field of Emergency Medicine
- Maturity, resilience and work-life integration
- Teamwork and inter-personal skills
- Organizational skills and ability to complete tasks
- Leadership experience and potential
You are to specifically answer the following 3 questions in your personal letter:
- Why do you want to train in OUR program?
- If you had to choose one academic niche today, what would it be and why?
- What strengths and weaknesses do you possess relevant to the practice of EM?
The response to each question should be approximately 250 words, and the total length of the letter should not exceed 750 words.
Letters of Reference:
Three letters of reference MUST accompany your file. Please do NOT send more than 3 letters of reference as they will not be reviewed. At least one of the letters MUST be from a practicing Emergency Physician. The application is strengthened by having letters of reference from Academic Emergency Physicians affiliated with a residency-training program.
The FRCPC Emergency Medicine Residency Program is willing to consider transfer applications from residents in other University of Saskatchewan residency programs. Residents interested in applying should review the Postgraduate Medical Education Transfer Policies and Procedures. Further internal policies for the consideration of a transfer are being developed at the program level.
FRCPC Emergency Medicine RPC: Terms of Reference
- To coordinate emergency medicine education for the FRCPC Residency Program
- To meet accreditation standards for the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
- To approve major changes to emergency medicine education program.
- To approve residents for completion of training.
Chair – FRCPC EM Program Director
FRCPC EM Assistant Program Director
FRCPC Chief residents (R3)
FRCPC Resident ELECTED Representatives (R1/R2 & R4/R5)
PER Representative, ICU Representative, EDUS Representative, EMS/HEMS Representative, Simulation Curriculum Lead, Local Exam Preparation Lead, Continuous Professional Learning Lead (Saskatoon), UofA & Exam Preparation Lead
EM Rotation Coordinators (Saskatoon, Regina & Prince Albert)
CCFP-EM Program Director
CCFP-EM Residency Training Coordinators (Saskatoon)
Saskatoon Health Region EM Chief (ex-officio)
Regina Qu’appelle Health Region EM Chief (ex-officio)
Family Medicine Program Director (ex-officio)
CCFP-EM Chief Residents (ex-officio)
RPC meetings are open and all non-member Faculty and residents are welcome to attend.
Appointment/Term of Office
All members hold their membership by virtue of their positions or appointments. Off-service rotation representatives are appointed by the Program Director. Resident representatives are elected from their peers.
- The committee will meet four times a year.
- A quorum shall be achieved when 50% of official members are present.
- Members will meet both in person and electronically via teleconference or videoconference as determined by the chair.
Minutes will be recorded and kept on file in the EM education office
Minutes will be circulated to all members after each meeting
Minutes will be submitted to the PGME office after each meeting
Full details about the CCFP-EM program at the University of Saskatchewan can be found here.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada offers one year of specialty training in Emergency Medicine through its CFPC-EM Residency Training Program. Any physician earning a Certificate in Family Medicine (CFPC) is eligible to apply. Upon successful completion of the CFPC-EM residency program and satisfactory results on oral and written examinations, candidates are conferred with a Certificate of Special Competency in Emergency Medicine (CFPC-EM).
The program consists of two core training sites in the province, based in Regina and Saskatoon. Residents in both sites regularly connect via videoconferencing for Wednesday academic half days.
Our strengths are providing comprehensive clinical exposure to all areas of emergency medicine and dedicated emergency medicine educators.
|Emergency Medicine||12 weeks||RUH, SPH, SCH|
|Community Emergency Medicine||4 weeks||Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital|
|Administrative Emergency Medicine||4 weeks||Regina General Hospital|
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||6 weeks||Royal University Hospital|
|Adult Intensive Care||6 weeks||Either Royal University Hospital
or St. Paul’s Hospital
|Coronary Care Unit||4 weeks||Royal University Hospital|
|Orthopedic Surgery||4 weeks||Royal University Hospital|
|Plastic Surgery||2 weeks||Royal University Hospital|
|Anesthesia||4 weeks||All three Saskatoon sites|
|Trauma||4 weeks||Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre|
From the PAIRS website:"The Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Saskatchewan (PAIRS) is the official voice of resident doctors training in Saskatchewan. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, PAIRS advocates for residency training and education in the province, and is the official bargaining association for the resident collective agreement.
Residents bring fresh ideas to the health care system based on their current training and front line experience. In most major hospitals, a resident is the first physician a patient encounters when seeking care and often the last face the patient sees on discharge. PAIRS members are post-graduate residents doctors training for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in one of their recognized specialty or sub-specialty programs."
Our annual Emergency Medicine Research Day will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at the Regina General Hospital in Regina. Clinical researcher Dr. Corinne Hohl of the University of British Columbia will be in attendance to give the keynote address. She will also adjudicate the research presentations along with Dr. Vivian Ramsden (Research Director – Family Medicine), Dr. Kathy Lawrence (Program Director - Family Medicine), and Dr. Phil Davis (Research Director – Emergency Medicine).
The schedule for the day will be:
1045-1145: Dr. Hohl: Building a Research Program and Work-Life Balance
1130-1145: Teaching Awards
1245-1545: Research Abstracts
Resident authors in the FRCPC EM program are in bold and italics
EM Physician authors at the University of Saskatchewan are in bold
(Only grants received during the past five years are listed below)
- Pensa G, Thoma B, Ranney M. Creating a Non-ACGME Fellowship in Digital Innovation in Health Care and Education. The University Emergency Medicine Foundation Faculty Development Awards Program, Brown University, $80,000 over 2 years.
- Goerzen S, Thoma B. Podcast listening habits of an international cohort of emergency medicine and critical care clinicians. 2017 Dean’s Project, $5,000.00
- Huang S, Martin L, Thoma B. Re-imagining the research abstract: The role of infographics in improving medical literature knowledge translation. 2017 Dean’s Project, $5,000.00
- Leontowicz J, Thoma B. A systematic review and qualitative analysis to determine quality indicators for health professions education procedural videos. 2017 Dean’s Project, $5,000.00
- Morrison LJ, Baker A, Brooks S, Buick J, Chan T, Cheskes S, Christenson J, Dainty K, Dorian P, Drennan I, Grunau B, Gupta S, Jensen J, Lin S, Orkin A, Parsons J, Rizoli S, Rose L, Rotstein O, Scales D, Thoma B, Tijssen J, Vaillancourt C, Vaillancort S, Verbeek P, Welsford M, de Caen A. Resuscitation in Motion (RiM) 2018 - From Research to Real World Resuscitation - Dissemination and knowledge exchange for best practice. Canadian Institute of Health Research Planning and Dissemination Grant– Institute Community Support, $15,000.00.
- Shih A, Chan TM, De Wit K, Bhagerith V, Yeh C, Castellucci, Elahie A, Heddle N, Thoma B. Social Media for Knowledge Translation and Education 3 (SoMe-KTE3): Transfusion, Thrombosis, and Hemostasis. 2016 Canadian Blood Services BloodTech Net Grant, $30,000.00
- Goodridge D, Pausjenssen E, Stempien J. To go or not to go? Decision making processes of older adults seeking non-urgent treatment in the Emergency Department. 2016 College of Medicine Research AwaRD: $10,476.00
- Chan T, De Witt K, Bhagirath V, Yeh C, Castellucci L, Shih A, Thoma B. Social Media for Knowledge Translation and Education 2 (SoMe-KTE2): Assessing the feasibility of a novel, online needs assessment project to determine curricular design in the age of social media. 2016-17 Continuing Health Science Education Program (CHSE) Research and Innovation Fund, $4,840.00
- Martin L, Huang S, Yeh C, Chin A, Mehta N, Thoma B. Reimagining the research abstract: Using infographics to enhance the dissemination of medical literature. 2016 Dean's Project, $5,000.00
- Siemens M, Chan T, Lin M, Milne K, Sanders J, Woods RA, Purdy E, Ankel F, Kapur P, Trueger S, Sherbino J, Paddock M, Colmers I, Sebok S, Siemens M & Petrusa E, Thoma B. The METR:IQ Study: Assessing the quality of podcasts. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Poonja Z, O'Brien P, Cross E, Desrochers C, Jaggi P, Krentz J, Dance E, Thoma B. Wellness, sleep, and physical activity in emergency medicine residents: An observational study. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Poonja Z, Uppal J, Bryce R, Lyon A, Cload B. Quantifying residual blood contamination of ultrasound probes after use in trauma. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Moshynskyy A & Olszynski P. Sound Check: Quality in point of care ultrasound through action research. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Anderson J, Trinder K, Domes T, Olszynski P. Evaluating the impact of a renal ultrasound module on student learning of obstructive nephropathy. Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Moazz R, Karreman E, Smith S. An Analysis of Patients with Elevated but Stable Troponin I Levels. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00.
- Johns K, Karreman E, Smith S. Factors affecting length of stay in emergency departments. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Davis P, Sawa J, Thoma B. Prognostic factors for morbidity and mortality in older adults presenting to the emergency department: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 2016 Dean's Project $5,000.00.
- Trivedi S, Littman J, Betz M, Stempien J. Assessing the Ability of Emergency Department Patients to Self-Triage Using CTAS Standards. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Netherton S, Leach A, Hillier T, Woods R. Impact of pit-crew CPR on survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Saskatoon. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Donauer AJ, Oyedokun S. Video recording by patients in the emergency department. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Besserer F, Aadland H, Beavis C. Emergency Department Discharge and Follow-up of First-Time Anterior Glenohumeral Dislocations in the Province of Saskatchewan. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Albrecht B, Harenburg, Lyster K. Identifying patients who may benefit from Resuscitative Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in trauma who present to Saskatchewan emergency departments. 2016 Dean's Project: $5,000.00
- Thoma B, Chan T, Lin M, Milne K, Sanders J, Woods RA, Purdy E, Ankel F, Kapur P, Trueger S, Sherbino J, Paddock M, Colmers I, Sebok S, Siemens M & Petrusa E. 2016 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Junior Investigator Research Grant: $5,000.00
- Maheshwari O, Olszynski P, Malin G & Trinder K. U/S in Undergraduate Medical Education: Evaluating the Impact of U/S Training in the First Year of Medical Training. 2016 Dean's Project: $6,000.00
- Anderson J, Olszynski P & Stempien J. Developing Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Stations for Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Training at the University of Saskatchewan. 2016 Dean's Project: $6,000.00
- Smith S, Luba M & Karreman E. Improving ER Efficiency Through a New Intake Model 2015 College of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Program: $6000.00
- Thoma B,Woods RA. 2015 Royal College Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education: $40,000.00
- Netherton S, Leach A, Hillier T, Woods RA. The impact of 'Pit-Crew CPR' on survival after Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. 2015 College of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Program: $6000.00
- Sasbrink-Harkema A, Batta R, Oyedokun S, Stempien J. A retrospective chart review of CTAS 3 abdominal pain: comparing First Nations patients to all other patients for quality of care indicators. 2015 College of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Program: $6000.00
- Robinson P, Lalani J, Lyster K. Identifiying patients who may benefit from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after cardiac arrest in the urban Emergency Departments of Saskatchewan. 2015 College of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Program: $6000.00
- Luba M, Smith SM, Karreman E. Improving ER Efficiency through a New Intake Model, 2014 College of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Program: $6000.00
- Besserer F. Beavis C. Primary Shoulder Dislocation in the ED - Survey of Current Practice. Saskatchewan Association of Sports Medicine Grant -$1500.00
- Olszynski P. ED Ultrasound Fellowship & Simulation Research Project (Barts Health Trust, London, UK). UofS College of Medicine Research Grant 2013 - $13,000.00, Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians Member Study Grant 2013 - $2000.00, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Scholarship 2013 - $3000.00
- Sullivan ER, Woods RA. Can an Injury Prevention Program Increase Counseling in the Emergency Department? Saskatchewan Government Insurance & Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project - Community Grants Program: $19,600.00
- Trivedi S, Wilde A, Betz M, Stempien J. A Determination of Pre-Triage Wait Time in Two Busy Acute Care EDs and Comparison to CTAS Recommendations. University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2013 Dean’s Summer Research Program: $5000.00
- Finningley A, Woods RA. Knowledge Translation of Guidelines for the Management of Recent onset Atrial Fibrillation & Flutter. University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2012 Dean’s Summer Research Program: $5000.00
- Ferguson J, Sadoway R, Woods RA. Pediatric Weight Estimation: When we guess wrong, what are the pharmacologic implications. University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2012 Dean’s Summer Research Program: $5000.00
- Wilde A, Betz M, Stempien J. A comparison of traditional triage scores and CTAS methods a Quick Look Triage Approach. University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, 2012 Dean’s Summer Research Program: $5000.00
(Only awards received during the past five years are listed below)
- University of Saskatchewan Internal Medicine Distinguished Lecturer Award - Dr Luke Terrett
- Resident Doctors of Canada Wellness Award - Dr Zafrina Poona
- College of Medicine Global Health Conference Poster Competition - Dr James Stempien and Dr Lindsay Broberg
- Program Adminstrator of the Year (Postgraduate Medical Education, UofS) - Dr Ann Finch
- Award for Excellence in the CanMEDS Manager Role - Dr Puneet Kapur
- Award for Excellence in the CanMEDS Communicator Role - Dr Ankit Kapur
- CPSS Dr Dennis A Kendel Distinguished Service Award - Dr Mark Wahba
- CAEP Dr Richard Kohn Memorial Award for Mentorship in Medicine - Dr Nadim Lalani
- CBC Top 40 Under 40 Saskatchewan - Dr Rob Woods
- Medical Class of 1939 Teacher of the Year - Dr Puneet Kapur
- CAEP Resident (RCPSC) Leadership Award - Dr Floyd Besserer
- Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME): Certificate of Merit - Dr Rob Woods
- PAIRS (Professional Association of Interns & Residents) Excellence in Teaching Award - Dr Nadim Lalani
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada: Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award - Dr Brent Thoma
CAEP Resident (RCPSC) Leadership Award - Dr Brent Thoma
Family Medicine Community Teacher of the Year - Dr Sheila Smith & Dr Ron Taylor
Residency Program Teaching Awards:
FRCPC Emergency Medicine (SR) Teacher of the Year
- 2017: Dr. Bruce Cload
- 2016: Dr. Mark Taylor
- 2015: Dr. Nadim Lalani
- 2014: Dr. Mark Wahba
- 2013: Dr. James Stempien
FRCPC Emergency Medicine (JR) Teacher of the Year
- 2017: Dr. Phil Davis
- 2016: Dr. Luke Terrett
- 2015: Dr. Marilyn Innes
- 2014: Dr. Paul Labelle
- 2013: Dr. Martin Betz
- 2012: Dr. Dallas Pearson
Off-Service (SR) Teacher of the Year
- 2017: Dr. Gary Hunter
- 2016: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- 2015: Dr. Alistair Wall (ICU/IM)
- 2014: Dr. Mark James (ICU/Anesthesia)
- 2013: Dr. Colin Gebhardt (ICU/Internal Medicine)
Off-Service (JR) Teacher of the Year
- 2017: Dr. Monica Miliszewski/Dr. Kyle Cullingham
- 2016: Dr. Angela Jones (Pediatric EM)
- 2015: Dr. Carmen Gamble (Pediatric EM)
- 2014: Dr Elliot Pally (Orthopedic Surgery)
- 2013: Dr. Chris Kenyon (General Surgery)
- 2012: Dr Stephen Wardell (Cardiology)
Allied Health Teacher of the Year
- 2017: Matt Hogan
- 2016: Leah Chomyshen (Residency Program Administrative Assistant)
- 2015: Malcolm Whyte, Tamara McAusland, Lovepreet Gill (Simulation Technicians)
- 2014: Jason Shand (Nurse)
- 2013: Carla Roy (Paramedic)
- 2012: Luke Duval (Paramedic)
FRCPC Special Award of Merit
- 2016: Dr Joanna Smith
CCFP-EM Teacher of the Year (Regina)
- 2016: Dr. Shayna Hoffman
- 2015: Dr. Raenelle Nesbitt
- 2014: Dr. Christina Ames
CCFP-EM Teacher of the Year (Saskatoon)
- 2016: Dr. Carmen Gamble
- 2015: Dr. Barry Rieder
- 2014: Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp
- 2013: Dr. Nadim Lalani
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Awards:
Saskatoon Book Prize
- 2015: Sabrina Fee
- 2014: Reid Sadoway
- 2013: Ali Thompson
- 2012: Kamini Premkumar
- 2011: Janet Ferguson
- 2010: Brent Thoma
Regina Book Prize
- 2015: Kyle MacDonald
- 2014: Laura Huber
- 2013: Janessa Grosenick
- 2012: Damjan Gaco
- 2011: Kathryn Crowder
- 2010: Allison Kirkham
Resident authors in the FRCPC EM program are in bold and italics
EM Physician authors at the University of Saskatchewan are in bold
(Only publications from the past five years are listed below)
- Chan TM, Ting DK, Hall AK, Murnaghan, Thoma B, McEwen J, Yarris LM. A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Qualitative Education Scholarship (Part 2). CJEM (in-press)
- Thoma B, Murray H, Huang SYM, Milne WK, Martin LJ, Bond CM, Mohindra R, Chin A, Yeh C, Sanderson WB, Chan TM. The impact of social media promotion with infographics and podcasts on research dissemination and readership. CJEM (in-press)
- Lo A, Shappell E, Rosenberg H, Thoma B, Ahn J, Trueger NS, Chan TM. Four Strategies to Navigating and Evaluating Online Resources for Emergency Medicine. CJEM (in-press)
- Pollman AS, Bailey JG, Davis PJ, Johnson PJ. Antibiotic utilization among older adults on an acute care general surgery service. Canadian Journal of Surgery (In-Press).
- Sawa J, Green R, Thoma B, Erdogan E, Davis PJ. Risk factors for adverse outcomes in older adults with blunt chest trauma: a systematic review. CJEM (In-Press).
- Davis PJ, Butler B, Magee K, Thoma, B, Nickson C, Truger NS. How robust are studies in the ABEM Maintenance of Certification LLS? An examination of fragility and bias of included RCTs. AEME&T 2017 (in press).
- Bajaj K, Meguerdichian M, Thoma B, Huang S, Eppich W, Cheng A. The PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing Tool. Academic Medicine (in-press)
- Olszynksi P, Kim DJ, Chenkin J, Rang L. The Core Emergency Ultrasound Curriculum Project. CJEM (in-press)
- Murnaghan A, Weersink K, Thoma B, Koch A, Chan TM. A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: Systematic Reviews and the Scholarship of Integration (Part 4). CJEM (in-press)
- Hall AK, Hagel C, Chan TM, Thoma B, Murnaghan A, Bhanji F. The Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: Education Innovations (Part 3). CJEM (in-press)
- Thoma B, Camorlinga P, Chan T, Koch A, Murnaghan A, Sherbino S. A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Quantitative Methodologies for Medical Education Research (Part 1). CJEM (in-press).
- Chan TM, Trueger NS, Roland D, Thoma B. Evidence-Based Medicine in the Era of Social Media: Scholarly Engagement via Participation and Engagement. CJEM (in-press)
- Frank JR, Cheung WJ, Sherbino J, Primavesi R, Woods RA, Bandiera G, LeBlanc C. CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium: How to have an impact as an emergency medicine educator and scholar. CJEM. 2017: 19:16-21.
- Woods RA, Artz JD, Carriere B, Field S, Huffman J, Dong SL, Bhanji F, Yiu S, Smith S, Mengual R, Hicks C, Frank J. CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium on scholarship: Training our future clinician educators in emergency medicine. CJEM. 2017: 19:1-8.
- Osborn M, Cooney R, Gottlieb M, Chan T, Brown A, King A, Tobias A, Thoma B. Academic Primer Series: Key Papers about Teaching with Technology. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017:18(4):729-736.
- Thoma B, Sebok-Syer S, Krishnan K, Siemens M, Trueger NS, Colmers-Grey I, Woods RA, Petrusa E, Chan TM. Individual gestalt is insufficient for the evaluation of quality in medical education blogs: A METRIQ Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017:70(3):394-401.
- Thoma B, Paddock M, Purdy E, Sherbino J, Milne K, Siemens M, Petrusa E, Chan TM. Leveraging a virtual community of practice to participate in a survey-based study: A description of the METRIQ Study methodology. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training. 2017: 1(2):110-113.
- Betz M, Stempien J, Trivedi S, Bryce R. A Determination of Emergency Department Pre-Triage Times With Comparison to Published Guidelines of Triage Wait Times. CJEM. 2017:19(4):265-270.
- Sullivan E, Fuller D, Paterson QS, Huffman S, Challa S, Woods R. Emergency Physicians as human billboards for injury prevention: A randomized controlled trial. CJEM. 2016:15:1-8
- Stiell IG, Artz JD, Lang ES, Sherbino J, Morrison LJ, Christenson J, Perry JJ, Topping C, Woods R, Green RS, Lim R, Magee K, Foote J, Meckler G, Mensour M, Field S, Cheung B, Kuuskne M, Ducharme J, Klein V, McEwen J. An Environmental Scan of Academic Emergency Medicine at the 17 Canadian Medical Schools: Why Does this Matter to Emergency Physicians? CJEM. 2017:19(1):39-46.
- Chan TM, Thoma B, Hall AK, Murnagham A, Ting DK, Hagel C, Weersink K, Camorlinga P, McEwen J, Bhanji B, Sherbino J. CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium: A Writer’s Guide to Key Steps in Producing Quality Medical Education Scholarship. CJEM 2017:19(1):S9-15.
- Thoma B, Gottlieb M, Boysen-Osborn M, King A, Quinn A, Krzyzaniak, Pineda N, Yarris LM, Chan T. (2017). Curated Collections for Educators: Five Key Papers about Program Evaluation. Cureus 9(5): e1224.
- Krishnan K, Thoma B, Trueger S, Lin M, Chan T. Gestalt assessment of online educational resources may not be sufficiently reliable and consistent. Perspectives in Medical Education 2017:6;91.
- Lin K, Chan K, Mohindra R, Milne K, Thoma B, & Bond C. SGEM Hot off the Press: Computer Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and Emergency Department Flow. CJEM 2017:19(2);147-153.
- Sidalak D, Purdy E, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Murray H, Thoma B & Chan T. Coached Peer Review: Developing the Next Generation of Authors and Reviewers. Academic Medicine 2017;92(2):201-204.
- McKenna P, Thoma B, Milne K & Bond C. (in-press). SGEM Hot off the press: Ultrasound During Critical Care Simulation: A Randomized Crossover Study. CJEM 2017;19(1):50-54.
- Dimitri D, Gubert A, Miller AM, Thoma B & Chan T. (2016). A Quantitative Study on Anonymity and Professionalism within an Online Free Open Access Medical Education Community. Cureus 2016:8(9);e788
- Purdy E, Thoma B, Milne K & Bond C. SGEM Hot off the press: Hypertonic Saline in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury; A systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. CJEM 2016;8(5):379-384
- Olszynski P, Harris T, D'Eon M, Renihan P, Premkumar K. Ultrasound During Critical Care Simulation: A Randomized, cross-over study. CJEM;18(3):183-190.
- Besserer FA, Chuang R, Mink M, Massey L, Cload B. Tilmicosin Toxicity: A case of accidental human tilmicosin injection managed with calcium, high-dose insulin and intravenous lipid emulsion therapy.Clinical Toxicology, 2016;54(8):812-813
- Chan T, Thoma B, Krishnan K, Lin M, Carpenter C, Astin M, Kulasagaram K. The derivation of a simplified critical appraisal scores for use by trainees to evaluate online educational resources: A METRIQ Study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016;17(5):574-584
- Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Thoma B, Milne K, Bond C. SGEM Hot off the press: Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures: A Systematic Review. CJEM 2016;18(4):296-300.
- Karreman E, Krause C & Smith S. Children receive less analgesia in general ERs than adults: A retrospective study. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care, 2016, 1(1).
- Sinclair D, Worthington JR, Joubert G, Holroyd BR, Stempien J, Letovsky E, Rutledge T, LeBlanc C, Pitters C, McCallum A, Carr B, Gerace R, Stiell IG, Artz JD, Christenson J. CAEP 2015 Academic Symposium: Leadership within the emergency medicine academic community and beyond. CJEM 2016;S1:1-9
- Wilde A, Stempien J, Betz M. A comparison of a quick-look triage approach and a formal triage scoring system. European Journal Of Emergency Medicine 2016;23(3):185-189
- Paterson QS, Thoma B, Milne WK, Lin M, Chan TM. A Systematic Review and Qualitative Analysis to Determine Quality Indicators for Health Professions Education Blogs and Podcasts. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: 7(4);549-554.
- Colmers IN, Paterson QS, Lin M, Thoma B, Chan TM. (2015) The Quality Checklists for Health Professions Blogs and Podcasts, The Winnower 3:e144720.08769.
- Chan TM, Luckett-Gatopoulos S & Thoma B. Commentary on Competency-based Medical Education and Scholarship: Creating an Active Academic Culture during Residency. Perspectives in Medical Education 2015;4(5):214-217.
- Kessler CS, Tadisina KK, Saks M, Franzen D, Woods R, Banh KV, Bounds R, Smith M, Deiorio N, Schwartz A. The 5 Cs of Consultation: Training Medical Students to Communicate Effectively in the Emergency Department. The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015;49(5):713-721.
- Chan T, Sherbino J, Lalani NJ (collaborator), Woods RA (collaborator). The McMaster Modular Assessment Program (MCMAP): A Theoretically Grounded Work-Based Assessment Program for and Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Academic Medicine 2015;90(7):900-905
- Trueger NS, Thoma B, Hsu CH, Sullivan D, Peters L & Lin M. The Altmetric Score: A New Measure for Article-level Dissemination and Impact. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2015;66(5):549-53
- Plint AC, Stang A, Calder LA, Stempien J (panel member). Establishing research prioritites for patient safety in emergency medicine: a multidsciplinary consensus panel. International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015;23:8(1).
- Thoma B, Chan TM, Paterson Q, Milne K, Sanders JL, Lin M. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Blogs and Podcasts: Establishing an International Consensus on Quality. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015;66(4);396-402
- Weingart S, Thoma B. The online hierarchy of needs: A beginner’s guide to medical social media and FOAM. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2015;27(1):5
- Raine T, Thoma B, Chan T, Lin M. (2015). FOAMSearch.net: A custom search engine for emergency medicine and critical care. Emergency Medicine Australasia;27(4):363-365.
- Thoma B, Mohindra R, Woods RA. (2015). Enhanced Training in Emergency Medicine: The Search and Application Process. CJEM;17(5): 565-585.
- Thoma B, Mohindra R, Artz J, Chan T. CJEM and the changing landscape of medical education and knowledge translation. CJEM 2015;17(2):184-187
- Purdy E, Thoma B, Bednarczyk J, Migneault D, Sherbino J. The use of Online Educational Resources by Canadian Emergency Medicine Residents and Program Directors. CJEM 2015;17(2)101-106
- Thoma B, Chan T, Desouza N, Lin M. Implementing Peer Review at an Emergency Medicine Blog: Bridging the Gap between Educators and Clinical Experts. CJEM 2015;17(2)188-191
- Thoma B, Poitras J, Penciner R, Sherbino J, Holroyd B, Woods RA. Leadership and Administrative Competencies: Establishment of a National Consensus for Emergency Medicine. CJEM 2015;17(2):107-114
- Thoma B, Sanders JL, Lin M, Paterson Q, Steeg J, Chan TM. The Social Media Index: Measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015;16(2):242-249
- Thoma B. Personal reflections on exploring social media in medicine. International Review of Psychiatry 2015;27(2):161-166
- Chan TM, Thoma B, Lin M. Creating, Curating and Sharing Lessons in on-line Professional Development: The Medical Education In Cases Series experiment. Academic Medicine 2015;90(6):785-789
- Letovsky E, Rowe B, Friedman BR, Snider C, Sullivan E. Improving Bicycle Safety in Canada. CJEM 2015;17(3):323-327
- Lalani N, Gaco D. Ondansetron for Gastroenteritis in Children and Adolescents. Am Fam Phys 2015;91(7):online
- Chan T, Thoma B, Radecki R, Topf J, Woo H, Cochrane A, Hiremath S, Lin M. 10 Steps for setting up an on-line Journal Club. Journal of Continuing Educations in the Health Professions 2015;35(2):148-154
- Thoma B, Hayden E, Wong N, Sanders JL, Malin G, Gordon J. Intrinsic Motivation of Preclinical Medical Students Participating in High-fidelity Mannequin Simulation. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2015;1(1)19-23
- Woods RA, Trinder K, D'Eon M, McAleer J. Teaching the RAPID Approach at the Start of Emergency Medicine Clerkship - An Evaluation. CJEM 2014;16(4):273-280
- Berthelot S, Lang ES, Quan H, Stelfox HT, Lalani NJ et al. Identifying Emergency-Sensitive Conditions for the Calculation of an Emergency Care Inhospital Standardized Mortality Ratio. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2014. April;63(4):418-424 e2
- Thoma B, Joshi N, Trueger NS, Chan T, Lin M. Five strategies to effectively utilize on-line resources in emergency medicine. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2014 64(4):392-395
- Thoma B, Rolston D, Lin M. Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club: Social Media Responses to the March 2014 Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club on Targeted Temperature Management. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2014 64(2):207-212
- McEachern JD, Leswick DA, Stoneham GA, Mohr KL, Stempien JE. Radiologic Errors in the CJEM. CJEM 2014;16(5)361-369
- Cadogan M, Thoma B, Chan T, Lin M. Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM): the rise of emergency medicine and critical care blogs and podcasts (2002-2013). Emergency Medicine Journal2014;31:e1 e76-e77
- Saxena A, Desanghere L, Thoma B, Rajesakeran S, Kinloch M, Stauffer A. Developing Competent Leaders: Inisight from Chief Residents on Leadership Challenges and Strategies for Success. Journal of Health Administration Education 2014; 31(2):135-145
- Thoma B, Chan T, Benitez J, Lin M. Educational Scholarship in the Digital Age: A Scoping Review and Analysis of Scholarly Products. The Winnower 2014 1:e141827.77297
- Fu D, Sibley AK, Woods RA. Unintended complications. Preventing prehospital medical errors with cognitive strategies. Journal of Emergency Medical Services 2014. Dec;39:54-57
- Taylor M, Lalani NJ. Evidence Based Diagnostics: Adult Small Bowel Obstruction. Academic Emergency Medicine 2013. Jun;20(6):528-44
- Taylor M, Gaco D. Symptomatic Sinus Bradycardia after a Treatment Course of High-Dose Oral Prednisone. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 Sep;45(3):e55-8
- Gaco D. Wind down noir. CJEM 2013. 15(3):E1-E2. *Penelope Gray-Allen Memorial CJEM Writing Award Runner-Up
- Besserer F, Caron NR. Patterns of outdoor recreational injury in Norther British Columbia. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2013. Dec;24(4):397-401
- Cheung WJ, Kubelik D, Cload B. Why is my Arm Swollen. CJEM 2013. 15(2):116-117.
- Kessler CS, Asrow A, Beach C, Cheung D, Fairbanks RJ, Lammers JC, Tibbles C, Wears RL, Woods RA, Schuur JD. The Taxonomy of Emergency Department Consultations – Results of an Expert Consensus Panel. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2013. Feb;61(2):161-6.
- Penciner R, Woods RA, Lee R, Langan T, McEwen J, Bandiera G. Core Competencies for Emergency Medicine Clerkships: Results of a Canadian Consensus Initiative. CJEM 2013. Jan 1;15(1):24-33.
- Lalani N, Gaco D. Ondansetron (Zofran) for Pediatric and Adolescent Gastroenteritis http://www.thennt.com/ondansetron-for-pediatric-gastroenteritis/
- Ilan R, Doan J, Cload B, Squires M, Day A. Removing Nonessential Central Venous Catheters: Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Intervention. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2012. Dec;59(12):1102-10
- Djogovic D, Green R, Keyes R, Gray S, StenstromR, Sweet D, Davidow J, Patterson E, Easton D, MacDonald S, Gaudet J, Kolber MR, Lechelt D, Howes D. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Sepsis Treatment Checklist: Optimizing Sepsis Care in Canadian Emergency Departments. CJEM 2012 Jan;14(1)36-9.
(Only abstracts published in the past five years are listed below)
- Shih AW, Jo D, De Wit K, Bhagirath V, Castellucci LA, Yeh C, Thoma B, Elahie A, Heddle NM, Chan TM. Performing a Massive Online Needs Assessment for Developing a Learner-Centered Online Curriculum for the Management of Bleeding Through the Use of Social Media: A SoMe-KTE3 Project. Canadian Society of Transfusion Medicine Meeting 2017 - Poster
- Zaver F, Thomas A, Syed S, Helman A, Kwok ESH, Thoma B, Chan TM. The CanadiEM Digital Scholars Program: An innovative international digital collaboration curriculum. Lightning oral at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2017 (Whistler, BC) - Lightning Oral
- Jo D, De Wit K, Shih A, Bhagirath V, Castellucici LA, Yeh C, Thoma B, Chan T. Using a Massive Online Needs Assessment (MONA) to develop a Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) curriculum. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting 2017 (Whistler, BC) - Lightning Oral
- Moshynskyy A, Kapusta M, McGonigle R, Miller LJ, O’Brien J, Olszynski P, Thoma B, Vertue P. Sound Check: Quality in Point of Care Ultrasound in Rural and Regional Saskatchewan through Participatory Action Research. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2017 (Whistler, BC) - Poster
- Poonja Z, O’Brien P, Cross E, Desrochers C, Jaggi P, Dance E, Krentz J, Thoma B. Wellness, sleep and exercise in emergency medicine residents: an observational study. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting 2017 (Whistler, BC) - Poster
- Bravo MF, Carey R, Nguyen-Dinh D, Chan TM, Thoma B. The CanadiEM Junior Editor Program: Integrating medical students and junior residents into a dedicated FOAMed training program 2017 (Whistler, BC) - Poster
- Huang S, Milne K, Martin L, Bond C, Mohindra R, Yeh C, Chin A, Sanderson WB, Murray H, Chan TM, Thoma B. The impact of collaborative social media promotion on the readership and dissemination of CJEM articles. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting 2017 (Whistler, BC) - Moderated Poster
- Chan T, Jo D, Shih A, Bhagirath V, Castellucci LA, Yeh C, Thoma B, De Wit K. Identifying the bleeding and thrombosis learning needs of the Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) community. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting 2017 (Whistler, BC) - Poster
- Andruko J, Leontowicz J, Gray I, Thoma B. A Systematic Review to Collect Quality Indicators for Clinical Skills and Procedural Teaching Videos. Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2017 (Winnipeg) - Poster
- Katulka J, Parry A, Olszynski P. Point of Care Ultrasound in Congestive Heart Failure. Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Festival 2016 (St. Andrew’s, NB) - Oral Presentation
- Gaco D, Denny CJ, Harper A, Jones P. Improving the usability of prehospital checklists with multidisciplinary application of the Cognitive Aids in Medicine Assessment Tool (CMAT). Aeromedical Society of Australasia Annual Conference (Queenstown, New Zealand) - Oral Presentation
- Rusnak C, Courtney R, Olszynski P. Improving EDUS documentation in the Emergency Department. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2016 (Winnipeg) - Poster
- Broberg L, Dell C, Smith PJ, Blue G, Stempien J. A ‘Pawsitive’ Addition to the ER Patient Experience. A Pilot Evaluation of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program in a Canadian Hospital. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2016 (Winnipeg) - Poster
- Netherton S, Leach A, Hillier T, Woods R. Impact of pit-crew CPR on survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Saskatoon. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2016 (Quebec City) - Poster
- Rempel B, Oyedokun T, May J, Cload B. Retrospective Evaluation Of A Severe Pain Protocol In Saskatoon Emergency Rooms. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2016 (Winnipeg) - Poster
- Tian Y, Kapur P, Stempien J, Osgood N, Basran J, McDonnell G, Fast G. Early Inpatient Discharge and its Effect on Emergency Department Wait Time: A Discrete-event Simulation. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2016 (Winnipeg) - Poster
- Nataraj J, McKay S, Stempien J, Oyedokun S, Wahba MY. ED referrals from HealthLine: A systematic chart review. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2016 (Winnipeg) -Oral
- Trivedi S, Roberts C, Karreman, E, Lyster, K. Characterizing how Institutionalized and Community-Dwelling Elderly Patients use Emergency Department Services in Regina, Saskatchewan. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2016 (Quebec City) - Poster
- Besserer F, Hogan M, Oliver T, Froh J. Mass Casualty Incident Training for Rural Canadian Municipalities: A Mobile Education Unit Initiative. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2016 (Quebec City) - Lightning Oral
- Robinson PD, Sharanowski K, Lalani N, Harenberg S & Lyster K. Identifying patients who may benefit from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) after cardiac arrest in the urban emergency departments of Saskatchewan. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2016 (Quebec City) - Poster
- Trivedi S, Roberts C, Karreman E, Lyster K. Characterizing how Institutionalized and Community-Dwelling Elderly Patients use Emergency Department Services in Regina, Saskatchewan. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2016 (Quebec City) - Poster
- Batta R, Carey R, Oyedokun T, Sasbrink-Harkema A, Stempien J. Equity of Care between First Nations and non-First Nations patients in Saskatoon Emergency Departments. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2016 (Quebec City) - Poster
- Maheshwari O, Olszynski P, Malin G & Trinder K. U/S in Undergraduate Medical Education: Evaluating the Impact of U/S Training in the First Year of Medical Training. Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2016 (Montreal).
- Bokarius AV, Carroll S, Thoma B & Trueger NS. The impact of Twitter promotion by a social media team on article and medical journal website traffic. International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2016 (Cape Town).
- Anderson J, Olszynski P & Stempien J. Developing Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Stations for Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Training at the University of Saskatchewan. Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2016 (Montreal).
- Krishnan K, Thoma B, Trueger S, Lin M & Chan T. Gestalt assessment of online educational resources is unreliable and inconsistent. Council of Emergency Residency Directors Annual Conference and the Canadian Conference on Medical Education.
- Liskowich S, Luhning K & Karreman E. Regina’s Hospitalist Referral Program (HRP) – Can we meet the needs of Regina’s Frequent Fliers? Family Medicine Forum 2015
- Premkumar K, Brindamour M, Premkumar K. Cultural competency in medical education. Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2015 (Vancouver) - Oral
- Martin L, Besserer F, Woods RA. Emergency Medicine Residency Program as Emergency Medical Services Medical Advisor: An Evaluation of Curriculum Effectiveness and Performance. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2015 - Oral (Top Education Innovation Abstract - Curriculum Effectiveness) & Poster (Performance), National Association of EMS Physicians 2015 (New Orleans, LA) - Poster
- Thoma B, Hayden E, Wong N, Sanders JL, Malin G & Gordon J. Intrinsic motivation of preclinical medical students participating in high-fidelity mannequin simulation. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2015 (New Orleans, Louisiana) - Poster
- Wong N, Hayden E, Thoma B, White B, Mullen M, Burke T, Cohen AR, Petrusa EM & Gordon J. Leaning In: Utilizing Simulation ina Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle for Continuous Quality Improvement in the Emergency Department. International Meeting for Simulation in Health Care 2015 (New Orleans, LA) - Poster
- Purdy E, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Murray HE, Thoma B & Chan TM. "Reviewing with the Staff" BoringEM's creation of a robust peer review process for a learner-oriented blog. Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2015 (Vancouver, BC) - Poster
- Olszynski P. Ultrasound During Critical Care Simulation: A randomized, crossover study evaluating and comparing the impact of two ultrasound simulation interventions. Social Media and Critical Care 2015 (Chicago)
- Dharamsi A, Purdy E, Thoma B, Chan T, Petrosoniak A, Bonnycastle D & Lalani N. Learner‐Designed, Crowd‐Refined: Developing Innovative Electives In Social Media, Education, and Emergency Medicine. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2015 - Poster
- Paterson QP, Thoma B, Milne K, Lin M & Chan T. Quality indicators for medical education blog posts and podcasts: a qualitative analysis of themes from published literature. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2015 - Moderated Poster
- Luba M, Smith SM, Karreman E. Improving ER Efficiency through a New Intake Model. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2015 - Lightning Oral
- O’Malley A, Seymour J, Smith S, Karreman E. Pediatric Head Injuries: Are We Using an Evicence Based Approach for Observation Times in Minor Head Injury? Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2015 - Moderated Poster
- Ferguson J, Stempien J, Blue G, Florizone D. The Better Every Day 14 Day Challenge - Addressing System Wide Overcapacity Using Lean. Western Emergency Department Overcrowding Conference 2015 - Oral
- Kapur P, Stempien J, Terrett L. Effectiveness of the new 'Tap-n-Go' Physician Authentication System. Western Emergency Department Overcrowding Conference 2015 - Poster
- Baliski R, Stempien J, Blue G, Blair T. Did you leave? Phoning back LWBS patients to understand their experience. Western Emergency Department Overcrowding Conference 2015 - Poster
- Besserer FA, Chuang R, Cload B. Tilmicosin Toxicity Successfully Treated with Calcium, Insulin, and Lipid Emulsion. North American Congress of Toxicology 2015 - Poster
- Lenartowicz M, Steeg J, Stempien J. The Utility of a Standardized Tool to Identify High-Risk Older Adults in the ED: A Pilot Project. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2015 - Poster
- Sullivan E, Paterson Q, Woods RA, Fuller D. Emergency Physicians as Human Billboards for Injury Prevention Messaging: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 – Oral (Finalist for Resident Research Award)
- Paterson Q, Sullivan E, Woods RA, Fuller D. Little time spent on discharge instructions in the ED. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 – Oral
- Ferguson J, Sadoway R, Finningley A, Woods RA. Estimating Pediatric Weight in the Emergency Department: When we guess wrong, what are the implications? Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 – Oral
- Purdy E, Thoma B, Bednarczyk J, Migneault D, Sherbino J. The use of Online Educational Resources by Canadian Emergency Medicine Residents and Program Directors. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Lightning Oral & University of California, San Francisco Education Symposium - Oral
- Thoma B, Sanders J, Paterson Q, Steeg J, Lin J, Lin M. The Social Media Index: Curating Emergency Medicine Blogs and Podcasts. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Moderated Poster
- Chan T, Thoma B, Lin M. The Medical Education in Case Series: Online Faculty Development for Medical Education. International Conference on Residency Education - Oral, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Moderated Poster
- Lin M, Callaham M, Rezaie S, Radecki R, Thoma B, Chan T. Journal Club 2.0: Collaboration between a traditional journal and an academic blog to create a global journal club experience. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Moderated Poster
- Thoma B, Chan T, Sanders J, Joshi N, Lin M. Online portfolios: A curriculum vitae 2.0. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Poster, International Conference on Residency Education - Poster,
- Raine T, Thoma B, Chan T, Lin M. FOAMSEarch: A Search Engine Optimized for Emergency Medicine Physicians. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Poster
- Krause C, Karreman E, Smith SM. Emergency Department Analgesia in Acute Appendicitis: A Comparison of Adult and Pediatric Patients. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 – Oral
- Fox D, Smith SM, Zimmer J, deGroot J. Emergency Medicine Simulation Training: Measuring Self-efficacy of Residents. Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2014 - Poster
- Bonkowski K, Nesbitt R, Karreman E. Cellulitis Management within the Emergency Department at Regina General Hospital. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Poster
- Trivedi S, Little B, Karreman E, Lyster K. Characterizing how Long Term Care Patients use Emergency Department Services in Regina, Saskatchewan. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Poster
- Trivedi S, Betz M, Stempien J. A Determination of Pre-Triage Wait Times at Two Busy Acute Care EDs and a Comparison to CTAS Recommendations. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Oral
- Ferguson J, Stempien J, Blair T. Decreasing Lead Time for CTU Consults from the Emergency Department. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2014 - Poster
- Blue G, Blair T, Blevins S, Schmid J, Stempien J. Mistake proofing: Eliminate defects in narcotic administration record (NAR) in the Royal University Hospital Emergency Department. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2014 - Poster
- Stempien J, Fast G, Blair T, Johnson K, Tustonic V. Saskatchewan Emergency Department Wait Times and Flow Initiative - Coordination with Provincial Hoshin and Regional RPIWs. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2014 - Poster
- Schmid J, Blud G, Stempien J, Blair T. Daily Visual Management. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2014 - Poster
- Olszynski P. The edus2 workout. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2014 - Lightning Oral
- Lin M, Thoma B, Chan t, Benitez J. Education Scholarship in the Digital Age. University of California, San Francisco Education Symposium - Poster
- Dimitri D, Muzzati A, Miller A, Thoma B, Chan T. Anonymity and Professionalism in web-based learning within an online medical community: The MEdiC Series experience. International Conference on Residency Education 2014 - Oral (Top 5 'What Works' Abstract)
- Kessler CS, Tadsina KK, Saks M, Franzen D, Woods R, Banh KV, Bounds R, Smith M, Deiorio N, Schwartz A. Standardizing the Communication Process in the Emergency Department: the 5Cs of Consultation. American Association of Medical Colleges Medical Education Meeting 2014 - Oral
- Thoma B, Chan T, Benitez J & Lin M. Educational Scholarship in the Digital Age: A Review and Analysis of Scholarly Products. Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Education Meeting 2014 - Poster, University of California, San Francisco Education Symposium 2014 - Poster
- Paterson Q, Thoma B, Lin M & Chan T. Quality Indicators for Medical Education Blog Posts and Podcasts: A Qualitative Analysis of the Published Literature. Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Education Meeting 2014 - Poster
- Stauffer A, Thoma B, Rajasekaran S, Kinloch M, Desanghere L, Saxena A. Leadership and Management Competencies: Chief Resident perspectives on challenges and strategies. International Conference of Residency Education 2013 - Poster
- Kinloch M, Rajasekaran S, Thoma B, Stauffer A, Desanghere L, Saxena A. The Chief Resident Role: Leadership competencies and styles. International Conference of Residency Education 2013 - Poster
- Selvig A, Smith S, Zimmer J. Fostering Leadership in emergency medicine education: enhancing resident learning through curriculum redesign. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2013 - Poster
- Thoma B, Taylor M, Woods RA, Wahba MY, Stempien J. Developing A Novel Longitudinal Adminstrative Experience for Emergency Medicine Residents. Western Emergency Department Operations Coference 2013 - Poster
- Woods RA, Wahba MY, Behl V, Stempien J. Emergency Physician Staffing: Matching Resources to Patient Demand. Western Emergency Department Operations Coference 2013 - Poster
- Lee S, Buchko J, Woods RA, Lyster K, Tufescu T, Zimmer J, Reed J. Orthopedic Admissions to the Ward: A Canadian Survey of Attitudes and Trends. Canadian National Medical Student Research Symposium 2013 - Poster
- Thoma B, Poitras J, Penciner R, Sherbino J, Holroyd B, Woods RA. Leadership and Administrative Competencies: Establishment of a National Consensus for Emergency Medicine. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2013 – Moderated Poster
- Finningley A, Sadoway R, Woods RA. Knowledge Translation of Guidelines for the Management of Recent onset Atrial Fibrillation & Flutter. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2013 – Moderated Poster
- Wilde A, Betz M, Stempien J. A comparison of traditional triage scores and CTAS methods a Quick Look Triage Approach. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2013 - Poster
- Smith J, Blair T, Stempien J, Simonar P. Reduction of Lead Time for CTAS 3,4,5 Patients Requiring Next CT & US at Royal University Hospital Emergency Department. Western Emergency Department Operations Coference 2013 - Poster
- Blue G, Stempien J, Simonar P, Blair T, Smith J. Reduction of Lead Time for CTAS 3,4,5 Patients from Door to Doctor in Saskatoon City Hospital Emergency Department. Western Emergency Department Operations Coference 2013 - Poster
- Stempien J, Simonar P, Blair T, Smith J, Blue G. Improving Patient Flow and Efficiency in Saskatoon Health Region Emergency Services Using Lean Methodology and Rapid Process Improvement Workshops. Western Emergency Department Operations Coference 2013 - Poster
- Selvig A, Smith SM, Zimmer. Development of an Administrative Rotation in the University of Saskatchewan Family Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program. Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2013 - Poster
- Bentham R, McQuarrie C, Suon V, Oyedokun T, McKay S; Visual Acuity Testing in the Emergency Department: Is the best practice common practice? Family Medicine Forum 2013 – Poster
- Phillips K, Regush L, Woods RA. Prospective Outcomes of Symptomatic Early Pregancy Correlated with Emergency Department Ultrasound Findings. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference 2012 – Moderated Poster
- Baxter J, Lalani J. Healthcare Provider Attitudes towards a Moment of Silence after Death in the Emergency Department. International Conference of Emergency Medicine 2012, Dublin Ireland
- Kulyk P, Olszynski P. Emergency Department Ultrasound Simulator. Academic Emergency Medicine. Vol 19. 4. S1, Presented at SAEM during the "Innovation in EM Education" moderated session (Chicago, May 2012), Presented in Calgary Annual EM Research Day April, 2012. *You can read more about this incredible innovation by clicking this link.
Terms of Reference for SEMAC Research Grants
Objectives & Description:
Funding for the SEMAC Resident Research Grants program is made available from the proceeds of the Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Annual Conference (SEMAC). The goals of the SEMAC Research Grant program are to:
- Support research projects conducted by emergency medicine residents who require funding to undertake pilot studies or initial research that will lead to the development of a research program,
- Support emergency medicine residents who require funding to complete their required research project,
- Improve the quality of research projects conducted by emergency medicine residents, and
- Promote the research conducted by emergency medicine residents.
Emergency medicine residents, family medicine residents, allied health professionals, and emergency medicine faculty members are eligible to apply for SEMAC Resident Research Grants. However, projects led by an emergency medicine resident will be given priority.
Applications for SEMAC Resident Research Grants should include:
- A list of collaborators and their anticipated roles in the research project,
- A <500 word abstract outlining the background, hypothesis, and methodology of the proposed research,
- An outline of any additional research projects that are planned or anticipated to be conducted in the future as part of the same research agenda, and
- A detailed budget outlining the anticipated costs of the research project.
Application Deadline & Submission:
Applications shall be submitted via email no later than midnight of November 15, 2016.
The available funds will be awarded through a competitive process on an annual basis. The evaluation committee made up of 1) the emergency medicine research director(s), 2) the program director of the FRCPC emergency medicine residency program, 3) the program director of the CCFP emergency medicine residency program, 4) a resident delegate of the FRCPC emergency medicine program, and 5) a resident delegate of the CCFP emergency medicine program. Evaluation committee members listed as collaborators on any of the applications will not participate in the assessment of their own project.
This committee will meet annually at SEMAC to rank the applications and determine the amount of funding that should be awarded. Each project will be ranked for funding based on the following criteria:
- Viability of the research project as presented in the application
- Likelihood of the research project developing into a multi-study research agenda
- Necessity of funding for the research project to be completed
Proposals may be submitted for up to $3,000. After review of the applications and their detailed budgets the evaluation committee reserves the right to award less than the maximal award value to selected projects. All funding will be directed towards expenses that enable the research to be completed. Grant funds may not be used to fund travel, conference registration costs, or the salaries/stipends of the investigators. Grant funds may be used to hire research support staff (e.g. a statistician or methodologist) who are not study investigators and will not be listed as authors on resulting manuscripts.
It is expected that the preliminary or final results of all funded projects will be presented in a poster format at the SEMAC conference the year after they are awarded. It is hoped that copies of a published manuscript will be made available to SEMAC delegates 2-3 years after they are awarded.
We include a faculty development session as part of our annual research day. Here are the links to past sessions:Making the Most of Chart Reviews and other Retrospective Studies
We have been hosting Faculty Development Workshops for the past 3 years with the goal of improving clinical teaching in Emergency Medicine. Here are some links to summaries of the sessions in past years:
- Teaching Clinical Reasoning
- Teaching Trainees at Different Levels of Training
- Failure to Fail Trainees - Part III
- Failure to Fail Trainees - Part II
- Failure to Fail Trainees - Part I
- Evalation Report Card - How can we improve as evaluators?
- Teaching Trainees how to request consultations
- Tips for Great Didactic Presentations
- What is CanMEDS and how do I teach it?
- Tips for Teaching on a Busy ED shift
- Tips for better assessment
- The learner in difficulty
- Giving Effective Feedback
- Tips for Teaching Clinical Reasoning
- Diagnosing Your Trainee
We include a faculty development session as part of our annual research day. Here are the links to past sessions:
Emergency Medicine Forms
EM - Continuing Professional Learning
One of our missions is to disseminate knowledge. The following programs are ways in which our Department is actively involved in fostering Continuous Learning about Emergency Medicine in Saskatchewan.
Emergency Department Ultrasound
Saskatoon serves as a training hub for Emergency Department Ultrasonography (EDUS). Saskatoon is a CEUS (Canadian Emergency Ultrasound) Teaching Centre. Individuals who have completed the EDE (Emergency Department Echo) course can come to Saskatoon and have their scans supervised by our Independent Practicitions of EDUS in order to get their own EDUS certification. Information on the introductory course or to do a week of supervised scanning, please contact Tammy Klassen.
Here are some comments from physicians who have spent time us getting their US certification:
Founded in 2009, the Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Annual Conference is hosted alternately by Saskatoon and Regina. Here, local experts share their expertise in plenary lectures as well as small group sessions. The conference is coordinated by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine.
Saskatoon and Regina serve as training centres for ATLS, ACLS and PALS. Several of our faculty are instructors for these courses.
Emergency Medicine Conferences
Details about numerous Emergency Medicine Conferences in Canada and around the world are posted to our calendar.
|Dr. James Stempien BSc, MD, FCFP, CCFP-EM, CCPE
Schaana Van De Kamp,
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator - Prince Albert