If you are in need of emergency care, visit the Saskatoon Health Region for emergency departments and contacts.

Undergraduate program

Postgraduate programs

A full description of our program and CaRMS selection process, updated each fall, can be found on the CaRMS website within the Program Descriptions section.

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Remember to check back frequently, as program descriptions may be updated throughout the match. 

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 three core training sites in the province, based in Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current. Residents in all 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.

Curriculum

Rotation Description

Duration

Location

Emergency Medicine

12 weeks

Royal University Hospital, City Hospital, or St. Paul’s Hospital – Saskatoon

Community Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Victoria Hospital – Prince Albert or Battleford Union Hospital – North Battleford

Administrative Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Regina General Hospital – Regina

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

6 weeks

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital – Saskatoon

Adult Intensive Care

6 weeks

Royal University Hospital
or St. Paul’s Hospital – Saskatoon

Coronary Care Unit

4 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Orthopedic Surgery

2 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Stroke Team

1 week

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Ophthalmology

1 week

City Hospital – Saskatoon

Plastic Surgery

2 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Anesthesia

4 weeks

All three Saskatoon sites

Trauma

4 weeks

Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon

Elective

2 weeks

Toxicology

Longitudinal

Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan (RDoS)

Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan is the official voice of resident doctors training in our province. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, we advocate for residency training and education in the province, and we are the official bargaining association for the resident collective agreement.

As a non-profit organization, our annual, audited financial statements are available for review by any active RDoS member. If you are interested in viewing these statements, please contact the RDoS office to make arrangements.

Resident doctors 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. Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan members are post-graduate resident 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.

Research

SAVE THE DATES!

At this time, we are planning for an in-person event!
Additional details to follow as they become available.

Writing Workshop

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Story, Not Study: A workshop to improve your research writing

Presented by: Dr. Lorelei Lingard, Western University

**Space is limited. Registration priority will be given to EM residents & faculty**

Writing Workshop Poster

University of Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Research Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Story, Not Study: How to write manuscripts that readers can’t put down!
Keynote Address by Dr. Lorelei Lingard, Western University

Research Day Poster

Research Day Manual

Questions?

Please contact:

Tracy Wilson
tracy.wilson@usask.ca
Deanna Goring
deanna.goring@usask.ca

 

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)

Grants:

2020

  • Paterson Q, Martin L, Woods R. A qualitative study aimed at identifying barriers and facilitators to EPA acquisition in emergency medicine. 2020-2022 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Junior Investigator Research Grant: $3,300.

2019

  • Paterson Q, Martin L, Woods R. Utilization of the theoretical domains framework to improve EPA acquisition for emergency medicine residents. 2019-2020 Royal College Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education: $40,000.
  • Tolmie A, Erker R, Sullivan E, Oyedokun S, Stempien J. Smoking cessation interventions in the emergency department: A pilot project. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Tastad K, Oyedokun, S. Chracteristics and outcomes of unidentified patients presenting to an urban emergency department. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Stoneham E, Oyedokun S. Exploration of emergency department Patient and Family Advisory Councils. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Vantomme K, Lyster K. Outcomes of emergency medical patients admitted to a medical surveillance unit in Regina, Saskatchewan. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Haseeb R, Smith J. Characteristics of patient interactions with Saskatchewan emergency departments prior to accidental fatal opioid overdose. 2019 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Stempien J, Koh JJ-K, Goodridge D, Osgood N. Improving emergency care among patients who use opioids: Novel integration of patient-oriented methodology and supervised machine learning. 2019 Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) Patient Engagement Application Development Award. $2,500.
  • Thoma B, Mondal D. Mousavi A, Bandi V, Wilson G, Carey R, Bulter M, Woods R, Martin L, Chan TM, Sherbino J. Determining the essential elements of dashboards to foster competency committee decision making using competency-based assessment data. 2019 Canadian Association of Medical Educators Wooster Family Grant. $4,950
  • Stempien J, Osgood N, Goodridge D, Koh JJ-K. Identifying emergency department visits related to opioid use: A novel approach using mixed methods and supervised machine learning. 2019 College of Medicine Research Award (CoMRAD). $18,499.
  • Brubacher J, Chan H, Erdelyi S, Asbridge M, Mann R, Clarke D, Daoust R, Davis P, Edmond M, Horwood C, Jagadish R, Kaban G, Lee J, Magee K, Mercier E, Morris J, Rowe B, Vaillancourt C, Weldon E, Wishart I. Monitoring and preventing drug-impaired driving in Canada. 2019-2022 Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program Grant: $1,361,356.

2018

  • Tolmie A, Erker R, Sullivan E, Oyedokun S, Stempien J. Prevalence of cigarette smoking amongst adult emergency department patients. 2018 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Dick A, Trivedi S, Lyster K, Stempien J. Safer transitions in the care of the elderly: Identification of essential information in transitional care. 2018 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Banun I, Davis P. Airway management in emergency medicine. 2018 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Mah E, Yu J, Deck M, Kawchuk J, Terrett L, Thoma B. Comparing the efficacy of three-dimensional versus two-dimensional video modeling in achieving central venous catheterization competency. 2018 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Witt L, Goodridge D, Oyedokun S. Investigating volunteer perspectives on leading patient-centred practices in the emergency department. 2018 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • Stempien J, Goodridge D, Betz M, Trivedi S, Kapur P, Littmann J, Blue G, Fast G, Baliski R. Assessing the ability of Emergency Department (ED) patients to self-triage using Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) standards. 2018 Royal University Hospital Foundation Research Grant: $21,315.
  • Koh JJ-K, Terrett L. Examining the implementation and impact of an emergency department take-home naloxone program. 2018 Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) Prairie Node Grant: $15,000.
  • Koh JJ-K, Terrett L. Examining the implementation and impact of an emergency department take-home naloxone program. 2018 College of Medicine Resident Research Grant. $2,000.
  • Yu J, Deck M, Mah E, Kawchuk J, Terrett L, Thoma B. Comparing the efficacy of three-dimensional versus two-dimensional video modelling in achieving central venous catheterization competency. 2018 College of Medicine Resident Research Grant: $2,000.
  • Deck M, Yu J, Mah E, Kawchuk J, Terrett L, Thoma B. Comparing the efficacy of three-dimensional versus two-dimensional video modelling in achieving central venous catheterization competency. 2018 Royal University Hospital Helping, Understanding, Giving (HUG) Grant: $3,736.13.  
  • Thoma B, Gu J, McColl T, Chaplin T, Egan R. Comparing Multi-Source Competency-Based Assessments In A Simulation-Based Resuscitation Skills Training Program. 2018 Central Region on Educational Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges: $5,000

2017

  • Banun I, Davis P. Emergency intubations in Saskatoon: Creating an airway database. 2017 Dean's Project: $5,000.00.
  • Matyniuk S, Stempien J. Creating a senior-friendly emergency department: Perspectives of older adult service users and families. 2017 Dean’s Project. $5,000.00.
  • Moshynskyy A, Goodridge D, Stempien, J. Improving the patient experience in the emergency department: Perspectives of staff and physicians. 2017 Dean’s Project. $5,000.00.
  • Bell C, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Cload B, Stirling A, Davis P. Clinicians attitudes and use of mass transfusion protocols. 2017 Dean's Project: $5,000.00.
  • Thoma B, Chaplin T, McColl T, Egan R. Comparing multi-source competency-based assessments in a simulation-based resuscitation skills training program. 2017 College of Medicine Research Award (CoMRAD). $26,457.
  • 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.

2016

  • 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

2015

  • Batta R, Stempien J, Oyedokun S, Sasbrink-Harkema A. Equity of care between First Nations and non-First Nations Patients in Saskatoon Emergency Departments. 2015 Dean’s Project: $5,000.
  • 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 SStempien 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

2014

  • 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

2013

  • 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 MStempien 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

2012

  • 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 MStempien 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

External Awards:

2022

  • YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award - Health and Athletics category – Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp

2021

  • Dr. Dennis A. Kendel Distinguished Service Award - Dr. John Froh
  • Medical Class of 1939 Resident Teaching Award – Dr. Dillan Radomske
  • PGME CanMEDS Collaborator Award – Dr. Rob Carey

2020

  • PGME Award for Excellence in Enhancing Resident Learning – Dr. Brent Thoma
  • PGME Award for Excellence in the CanMEDS Health Advocate Role – Dr. Justin Koh
  • Dr. Marnie Hinton Award for Resident Physician Health – Dr. Sey Schwetz

2019

  • Royal College of Physician & Surgeons of Canada: Kristen Sivertz Resident Leadership Award - Dr. Sey Shwetz
  • UofS PGME Program Director of the Year - Dr. Rob Woods
  • UofS PGME CanMEDS Leader Award - Dr. Sey Shwetz
  • UofS PGME CanMEDS Professional Award - Dr. Riley Hartmann
  • UofS Class of 1939 Resident Teacher of the Year - Dr. Quinten Paterson
  • University of Saskatchewan Provost's College Teaching Award — Dr. Rob Woods
  • Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS) Educator of the Year Award (2018)— Dr. Paul Olszynski
  • Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan Excellence in Teaching — Dr. Alison Turnquist & Dr. Clinton Meyer
  • Penelope Gray-Allen Memorial CJEM Writing Award: Runner-Up - Dr. Justin Koh

2018

  • UofS PGME CanMEDS Manager Award - Dr. Sachin Trivedi
  • UofS PGME Exemplary Resident Award - Dr. Lynsey Martin
  • University of Toronto Point of Care Ultrasound Case of the Year (2017) – Dr. Puneet Kapur
  • College of Medicine Graduating Class Resident Teacher of the Year - Dr. Quinten Paterson
  • AFMC Young Educator's Award - Dr. Brent Thoma

Residency Program Teaching Awards:

FRCPC Emergency Medicine (SR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2022: Dr. Donovan MacDonald
  • 2021: Dr. Brittany Ellis
  • 2020: Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp
  • 2019: Dr. Clinton Meyer
  • 2018: Dr. Vern Behl

FRCPC Emergency Medicine (JR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2022: Dr. Sachin Trivedi
  • 2021: Dr. Damjan Gaco
  • 2020: Dr. Puneet Kapur
  • 2019: Dr. Segun Oyedokun
  • 2018: Dr. Brad Jamison

Off-Service (SR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2022: Dr. Suzie Harriman
  • 2021: Dr. Mark Yarema (Toxicology)
  • 2020: Dr. Sabira Valiana
  • 2019: Dr. Joann Kawchuk (ICU)
  • 2018: Dr. Greg Hansen (PICU)

Off-Service (JR) Teacher of the Year

  • 2022: Dr. Stephan Wardell
  • 2021: Dr. Jason Baserman (Pediatrics ER)
  • 2020: Dr. Ben Thomson
  • 2019: Dr. Carolyn Duval (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2018: Dr. Ben Lim (Anesthesia)

Allied Health Teacher of the Year

  • 2022: Anil Sarkar - Resp Therapist
  • 2021: Poison and Drug Information Services (PADIS) Infromation Specialists
  • 2020: STARS
  • 2019: Brandon Boyson (Simulation)
  • 2018: Marla Hartman (Social Worker)

CCFP-EM Teacher of the Year (Regina)

  • 2022: Dr. Matthew Butz
  • 2021: Dr. Anna Goudreau
  • 2020: Dr. Glenda Kaban
  • 2019: Dr. Sheila Smith
  • 2018: Dr. Tiann O'Carroll

CCFP-EM Teacher of the Year (Saskatoon)

  • 2022: Dr. Sunil Pradhan
  • 2021: Dr. Julia Hassler
  • 2020: Dr. Ali Turnquist
  • 2019: Dr. Randi Ramunno
  • 2018: Dr. Faisal Al-Sani

FRCPC Special Award of Merit

  • 2019: Dr. Marilyn Innes
  • 2018: University of Alberta Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program
  • 2018: Dr. John Pesenti

CCFP-EM Allied Health Teacher

  • 2020: Ms. Ann Finch
  • 2019: Dilawri Simulation Technicians

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Awards:

Saskatoon Book Prize

  • 2022: Bryden Hughton
  • 2021: Andy Tolmie
  • 2020: Mac Russell
  • 2019: James Im
  • 2018: Isaac Cheveldae

Regina Book Prize

  • 2022: Ethan Emslie
  • 2021: Leah Rusnell
  • 2020: Megan Spafford
  • 2019: Mary Lynn Beaulieu
  • 2018: Elizabeth Hogeweide

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)

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

In-Press

  • Yilmaz Y, Carey R, Chan T, Bandi V, Wang S, Woods RA, Mondal D, Thoma B. Developing a dashboard for program evaluation in competency-based training programs: A design-based research project. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2022 (in press).
  • Davis P, Rosychuk RJ, Hau, JP, Cheng I, McRae AD, Daoust R, Lang E, Turner J, Khangura J, Fok PT, Stachura M, Brar B, Hohl C (on behalf of the CCEDRRN investigators and for the Network of Canadian Emergency Researchers and the Canadian Critical Care Trial Group). Diagnostic yield of screening for SARS-CoV-2 among patients admitted to hospital for alternate diagnoses: An observational cohort study. British Medical Journal, 2022 (accepted).
  • Pusic MV, Birnbaum RJ, Thoma B, Hamstra SJ, Cavalcanti RB, Warm EJ, Janssen A, Shaw T. Frameworks for Integrating Learning Analytics With the Electronic Health Record. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2022 (in press).
  • Daniel RC, Atzema CL, Cho DD, Davis PJ, Costello LL. Which recommendations are you using? A survey of emergency physician management of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Canadian Journal of Cardiology Open,
  • Lin K, Xu K, Daoust R, Taylor J, Rosychuk RJ, Hau JP, Davis P, Clark G, McRae A, Hohl CM. Diagnostic accuracy of age-adjusted D-dimer for pulmonary embolism among Emergency Department patients with suspected SARS-COV-2: A Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network study. medRxiv,
  • Davis P, Rosychuk RJ, Hau JP, Cheng I, McRae AD, Daoust R, Lang ES, Turner JP, Khangura L, Fok PT, Stachura M, Brar B, Hohl CM. (Submitted). Diagnostic Yield of Screening for SARS-CoV-2 among Patients Admitted for Alternate Diagnoses. BMJ Open.
  • Hohl CM, Rosychuk RJ, Archambault PM, O’Sullivan F, Leeies M, Mercier E, Clark G, Innes GD, Brooks SC, Hayward, J, Ho V, Jelic T, Welsford M, Sivilotti MLA, Morrison LJ & JJ Perry on behalf of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) Investigators (Davis P). (Accepted). Derivation and Validation of a Clinical Score to Predict Death among Non-Palliative COVID-19 Patients Presenting to Emergency Departments: The CCEDRRN COVID Mortality Score. CMAJ Open (accepted for publication).
  • Hohl CM, Rosychuk RJ, Hau JP, Hayward J, Landes M, Yan JW, Ting DK, Welsford M, Archambault PM, Mercier E, Chandra K, Davis P, Vaillancourt S, Leeies M, Small S, Morrison LJ. Treatments, resource utilization, and outcomes of COVID-19 patients presenting to emergency departments across pandemic waves: an observational study by the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN). Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022; 1-2.
  • Olszynski P, Marshall RA, Olver TD, Oleniuk T, Auser C, Wilson T, Atkinson P, Woods R. Performance of an automated ultrasound device in identifying and tracing the heart in porcine cardiac arrest. Ultrasound Journal, 2022: 14(1). [Epub ahead of print].
  • Chaplin T, Braund H, Szulewski A, Dalgarno N, Egan R, Thoma B. (Accepted). Multi-source feedback following simulated resuscitation scenarios: A qualitative study. Canadian Medical Education Journal.
  • Lane DJ, Roberts L, Currie S, Grimmick R, Lang E. Association of emergency department boarding times on hospital length of stay for patients with psychiatric illness. Emergency Medicine Journal, 2021; Epub ahead of print.
  • Vanstone JR, Patel Shivani, Degelman ML, Abubakari IW, McCann S, Parker R, Ross T. Development and implementation of a clinical report to reduce unnecessary urine drug screen testing in the ED: A quality improvement initiative. Emergency Medicine Journal, 2021; Epub ahead of print.
  • Brindley PG, Byker L, Carley S, Thoma B. Assessing on-line medical education resources: A primer for acute care medical professionals and others. Journal of the Intensive Care Society; Epub ahead of print.

2022

  • Pistore A, Penney S, Bryce R, Meyer C, Bouchard B. A retrospective evaluation of phenobarbital versus benzodiazepines for treatment of alcohol withdrawal in a regional Canadian emergency department. Alcohol, 2022;102:59-65. 
  • Thoma B, Monteiro S, Pardhan A, Waters H, Chan T. Replacing high-stakes summative examinations with graduated medical licensure in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2022; 194(5): E168-E170.
  • Kim DJ, Olszynski P, Smith DJW, Lalande E, Woo MY. Point of care ultrasound training in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022; 24(3):329-334. 
  • Schonnop R, Woods R, Ellis B. Delirium in older adults, if you think it's the urine, think again. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022;24(1):5-6. 
  • Yilmaz Y, Gottlieb M, Calderone Hass MR, Thoma B, Chan T. Remote Collaborative Writing: A Guide to Writing Within a Virtual Community of Practice . Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2022; 14(3): 256-259.
  • Chaplin T, Braund H, Szulewski A, Dalgarno N, Egan R, Thoma B. Multi-source feedback following simulated resuscitation scenarios: a qualitative study. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2022; 13(2):18-30. 
  • Yilmaz Y, Chan T, Thoma B, Luc JGY, Haas M, Preiksaitis C, Tran V, Gottlieb M. Identifying social media competencies for health professionals: An internation modified delphi study to determine consensus for curricular design. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2022; 79(6): 560-567.
  • Carey B, Dell CA,Stempien J, Tupper S, Rohr B, Carr E, Cruz M, Acoose S, Butt P, Broberg L, Collard L, Fele-Slaferek L, Fornssler C, Goodridge D, Gunderson J, McKenzie H, Rubin J, Shand J, Smith J, Trask J, Ukrainetz K, Meier S. Outcomes of a controlled trial with visiting therapy dog teams on pain in adults in an emergency department. PLoS One, 2022; 17(3):e0262599. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0262599. PMID: 35263346.
  • Kapur A, Boutin S, Fox J, Lyster K, Irvine J, Sawchuk K. Retrospective application of the HEAR score on patients evacuated for chest pain: Assessing the utility of point-of-care troponin. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 2022; 27(1): 16-21.
  • Jamil M, Malik R, Goodridge D, Stempien J. Oyedokun T. Trauma experiences of rural practitioners: a self-assessment. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 2022; 27(1): 9-15.
  • Stiell, IG (for the Canadian E. M. Writing Group). Guide to writing and publishing a scientific manuscript: part 2—the process. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 24: 20–122.
  • Stiell IG (for the Canadian EM Writing Group). Guide to writing and publishing a scientific manuscript: Part 1-The structure. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2022: 24(2):117-119. 

2021

  • McRae AD & Hohl CM, Rosychuk RJ, Vatanpour S, Ghaderi G, Archambault PM, Brooks SC, Cheng I, Davis P, Hayward J, Lang ES, Ohle R, Rowe BH, Welsford M, Yadav K, Morrison LJ, JJ Perry on behalf of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) investigators. CCEDRRN COVID-19 Infection Score (CCIS): development and validation in a Canadian cohort of a clinical risk score to predict SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected COVID-19. BMJ Open 2021 Dec 2;11(12):e055832.
  • Stiell IG, Archambault PM, Morris J, Mercier E, Eagles D, Perry JJ, Scheuermeyer F, Clark G, Gosselin S, Vadeboncoeur A, Parkash R, de Wit K, Patey A, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Taljaard M; RAFF3 Study Investigators (Davis P). RAFF-3 Trial: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial to Improve Care of Acute Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in the Emergency Department. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 2021; 37(10):1569-1577.
  • Tastad K, Koh J, Goodridge D, Stempien J, Oyedokun T. Unidentified patients in the emergency department: a historical cohort study. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(6): 772-777.
  • Gottleib M, Sundaram T, Kim DJ, Olzynski P. Just the facts: Point-of-care ultrasound for skin and soft-tissue abscesses. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(5): 597-600.
  • Ark TK, Rodriguez JA, Thoma B. Making your educational data visual. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2021; 13(6):869-870.
  • Kim DJ, Jelic T, Woo MY, Heslop C, Olszynski P. Misinterpretation of Recommendations from the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee as a Case Report. Echocardiography, 2021; 38(4): 718.
  • Wong MKY, Olszynski P, Cheung WJ, Pageau P, Lewis D, Kwan C, Woo MY. CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee. Position statement: minimum archiving requirements for emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound-a modified Delphi-derived national consensus. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(4): 450-454.
  • Yilmaz Y, Panchal P, Luc JGY, Raja A, Thoma B, Khokhar F, Haas M, Anderson N, Chan TM. Exploring differences in perceptions around Social Media Competencies: An expert vs. frontline user study. Tıp Eğitimi Dünyası (Medical Education World), 2021; 20(62):139-151.
  • Yilmaz Y, Carey R, Chan TM, Bandi V, Wang S, Woods RA, Mondal D, Thoma B. Developing a dashboard for faculty development in competency-based training programs: A design-based research project. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2021; 12(4): 48-64.
  • Gottleib M, Olszynski P, Atkinson P. Just the facts: point-of-care ultrasound for airway management. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(3):277-279.
  • Hohl C, Rosychuk R, Brooks S, Archambault P, Fok P, Davis P, et al. Development of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) population-based registry: A methodology paper. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2021; 9(1): E261-E270.
  • Hullick CJ, McNamara R, Ellis B. Silver Book II: an international framework for urgent care of older people in the first 72 hours from illness or injury. Age and Ageing, 2021; 50(4): 1081-1083.
  • Thoma B, Ellaway R, Chan TM. From utopia through dystopia: Charting a course for learning analytics in competency-based medical education. Academic Medicine, 2021; 96(7S): S89-S95.
  • Richardson D, Kinnear B, Hauer KE, Turner TL, Warm EJ, Hall AK, Ross S, Thoma B, Van Melle E, On behalf of the ICBME Collaborators. Growth mindset in competency-based medical education. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 751-757.
  • Hall AK, Schumacher DJ, Thoma B, Caretta-Weyer H, Kinnear B, Gruppen L, Cooke LJ, Van Melle E. Outcomes of Competency-Based Medical Education: A Taxonomy for Shared Language. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 788-793.
  • Van Melle E, Hall AK, Schumacher DJ, Kinnear B, Gruppen L, Thoma B, Caretta-Weyer H, Cooke LJ, Frank JR. Capturing Outcomes of Competency-Based Medical Education: The Call and the Challenge. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 794-800.
  • Grock A, Jordan J, Zaver F, Colmers‐Gray IN, Krishnan K, Chan T, Thoma B. The revised AIR Score: An Improved Quality Evaluation Tool for Online Educational Resources. AEM Education and Training, 2021; e10601
  • Thoma B, Caretta-Weyer H, Schumacher DJ, Warm E, Hall AK, Hamstra J, Cavalcanti R, Chan T. Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization: Using competency-based assessment data for organizational development. Medical Teacher, 2021; 43(7): 801-809.
  • Forristal C, Russell E, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Thoma B, Caners K, Mastoras G, Szulewski A, Chaplin T, Huffman J, Woolfrey K, Dakin C, Hall AK. Simulation in the continuing professional development of academic emergency physicians – a Canadian national survey. Simulation in Healthcare, 2021; 16(4): 246-253.
  • Woods R, Schonnop R, Henschke S, Ellis B. Just the facts: Diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections in older adults. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23: 593-596.
  • Ellis B, Lowthian JA, Melady D. IFEM White Paper on the care of older people with acute illness and injury in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021.
  • Davis PJ, Yan J, de Wit K, Archambault PM, McRae A, Savage DW, Ponnai N, Sivilotti MLA, Carter A, McLeod SL. Starting, Building and Sustaining a Program of Research in Emergency Medicine in Canada. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23(3): 297-302.
  • Morrison LJ and Thoma B. Translating targeted temperature management trials into postarrest care. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2021; 384(24): 2344-2345.
  • Roland D, Thoma B, Tagg A, Woods J, Chan TM, Riddell J. What are the real-world podcast-listening habits of medical professionals? Cureus, 2021; 13(7): e16240.
  • Desy J, Noble VE, Liteplo AS, Olszynski P, Buchanan B, Dversdal RK, Arishenkoff S, Liu G, Dumoulin E, Ma IWY. Minimal criteria for lung ultrasonography in internal medicine. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2021; 16(2): 6-13.
  • O’Brien J, Thoma B. Reused Reviews: the CMEJ announces a new policy to recycle peer reviews. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2021; 12(2): e9-e10.
  • Mah E, Yu J, Deck M, Lyster K, Kawchuk J, Turnquist A, Thoma B. Immersive Video Modeling Versus Traditional Video Modeling for Teaching Central Venous Catheter Insertion to Medical Residents. Cureus, 2021; 13(3): e13661.
  • Prager R, Pratte MT, Unni RR, Bala S, Ng Fat Hing N, Wu K, McGrath TA, Thomas A, Thoma B, Kyeremanteng K. Content Analysis and Characterization of Medical Tweets During the Early Covid-19 Pandemic. Cureus, 2021; 13(2): e13594.
  • Olszynski PA, Bryce R, Hussain Q, Dunn S, Blondeau B, Atkinson P, Woods R. A Novel Anatomic Landmark to Target the Left Ventricle During Chest Compressions in Cardiac Arrest. Cureus, 2021;13(3): e13652.
  • Woods R, Butz M, Henschke S, Seow MY, Rademeyer C. Just the Facts: Fascia iliaca compartment block for hip fracture pain management. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23:19-22.
  • Eksteen A, O’Dochartaigh D, Odenbach J, Douma MJ, O’Neill K, Anantha R, Bradley NL, Gauri A, Widder S. A gap analysis of the potential use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in trauma at two major Canadian trauma centers. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23: 36-44.
  • Scheirer O, Leach A, Netherton S, Mondal P, Hillier T, Lafond G, LaFontaine T, Davis P. Outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in First Nations and Non-First Nations Patients in Saskatoon. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021; 23: 75-79.
  • Olszynski P A, Bryce R, Hussain Q, Dunn S, Blondeau B, Atkinson P, Woods R. Use of a Simple Ultrasound Device to Identify the Optimal Area of Compression for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Cureus, 2021; 13(1): e12785.

2020

  • Koh JJ, Klaiman M, Miles I, Cook J, Kumar T, Sheikh H, Dong K, Orkin AM, Ali S. CAEP Position Statement: Emergency department management of people with opioid use disorder. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(6): 768-771.
  • Tolmie A, Erker R, Oyedokun T, Sullivan E, Graham T, Stempien J. Prevalence of cigarette smoking among adult emergency department patients in Canada.  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 21(6); 190-197.
  • Oyedokun TO and Durr KM. Extensive upper airway hematoma secondary to supratherapeutic warfarin anticoagulation. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine, 2020; 4(4): 634-635.
  • Netherton SJ, Leach A, Bryce R, Hillier T, Cheskes S, Woods R. Impact of Pit-Crew Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Saskatoon. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 59(3): 384-391.
  • Forristal C, Russell E, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Thoma B, Caners K, Mastoras G, Szulewski A, Chaplin T, Huffman J, Woolfrey K, Dakin C, Hall AK. Simulation in the Continuing Professional Development of Academic Emergency Physicians: A Canadian National Survey. Simulation in Healthcare, 2020; epub ahead of print.
  • Baylis J, Heyd C, Thoma B, Hall AK, Chaplin T, Petrosoniak A, McColl T, O’Brien M, Deshaies J-F, Caners K. Development of a national, standardized simulation case template. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(6): 822-824.
  • Dong JK, Saunders C, Wachira BW, Thoma B, Chan TM. Social media and the modern scientist: a research primer on social media-based research, dissemination, and sharing. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 10(S2): S120-S124.
  • Carey R, Wilson G, Bandi V, Mondal D, Martin L, Woods R, T Chan T, Thoma B. Developing a dashboard to meet the needs of residents in a competency-based training program: A design-based research project. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2020; 11(6): e31.
  • Woods JM, Chan TM, Roland D, Riddell J, Tagg A, Thoma B. Evaluating the reliability of gestalt quality ratings of medical education podcasts: A METRIQ study. Perspectives in Medical Education, 2020; 9: 302-306.
  • Yoo G, Leach A, Woods R, Holt T, Hansen G. Computed tomography practice standards for severe pediatric traumatic brain injury in the emergency department: a national survey Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 2020; 1-6
  • Woods R, Boutis K. Just the Facts: Diagnosing growth plate fractures in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22 (3): 291-294.
  • Cheung WJ, Chan TM, Hauer KE, Woods RA, McEwen J, Martin LJ, Patocka C, Dong SL, Bhimani M, McColl T. CAEP 2019 Academic Symposium: Got competence? Best practices in trainee progress decisions. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020;22(2): 187-193.
  • Hall AK, Chaplin T, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, Rocca N, Gardner C, Bhanji F, Woods R. Harnessing the power of simulation for assessment: Consensus recommendations for the use of simulation-based assessment in emergency medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 194-203.
  • Thoma B, Hall AK, Clark K, Meshkat N, Cheung WJ, Desaulniers P, Ffrench C, Meiwald A, Meyers C, Patocka C, Beatty L, Chan TM. Evaluation of a National Competency-Based Assessment System in Emergency Medicine: A CanDREAM Study. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2020; 12(4): 425-434.
  • Chan TM, Stehman C, Gottlieb M, Thoma B. A Short History of Free Open Access Medical Education. The Past, Present, and Future. ATS Scholar, ats-scholar, 2020-0014PS.
  • Thoma B, Warm E, Hamstra SJ, Cavalcanti R, Pusic M, Shaw T, Verma A, Frank JR, Hauer KE. Next Steps in the Implementation of Learning Analytics in Medical Education: Consensus From an International Cohort of Medical Educators. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2020;12(3): 303-311.
  • Ellis B, Melady D, Foster N, Sinha S, Lau V, Saraga S, McLeod SL. Using volunteers to improve the experience of older patients in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(4): 514-518.
  • Sedlakova A, Olszynski P, Davis P, Froh J. Prehospital ultrasound use among Canadian aeromedical service providers–A cross-sectional survey. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(3): 338-341
  • Atkinson P, Taylor L, Milne J, Diegelmann L, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Lussier D, Pham C, Henneberry RJ, Fraser J, Howlett M, Mekwan J, Ramrattan B, Middleton J, Van Hoving DJ, Peach M, Dahn T, Hurley S, MacSween K, Richardson L, Stoica G, Hunter S, Atkinson JP, Olszynski P, Banerjee A, Lewis D. Does Point of Care Ultrasound Improve Resuscitation Markers in Undifferentiated Hypotension? An International Randomized Controlled Trial From The Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department (SHoC-ED) Series. Cureus, 2020; 12(8): e9899.
  • Reddekopp J, Dell CA, Rohr B, Fornssler B, Gibson M, Carey B, Stempien J. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020; 17(8): 2968.
  • Hoffmann B, Blaivas M, Abramowicz J, Bachmann M, Badea R, Braden B, Cantisani V, Chammas MC, Cui XW, Dong Y, Gilja OH, Hari R, Lamprecht H, Nisenbaum H, Nolsøe CP, Nürnberg D, Prosch H, Radzina M, Recker F, Sachs A, Saftoiu A, Serra A, Vinayak S, Westerway S, Chou YH, Dietrich CF. Medical Student Ultrasound Education, a WFUMB Position Paper, Part II. A consensus statement of ultrasound societies. Medical Ultrasonography, 2020; 22(2): 220-229.
  • Dunfield R, Ross P, Keyes C, Fraser J, Lewis D, Boreskie P, Pham C, Alrobaian SA, Scheuermeyer F, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Henneberry R, Sibley A, Atkinson P. A feasibility analysis for successful completion of IVC ultrasound in hypotensive emergency department patients. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1), S62.
  • Chan TM, Paterson Q, Hall AK, Zaver F, Woods R, Hamstra S, Stefan A, Ting D, Thoma B. Outcomes in the age of competency-based medical education: Recommendations for EM training in Canada from the 2019 Symposium of Academic Emergency Physicians. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 204-214.
  • Eagles D, Ellis B, Melady D. Frailty: A key concept to improve older person care. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(5): 624-625.
  • Thoma B, Woods R, Patocka C. Context: How COVID-19 exposed key factors of emergency medicine education. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(5): 561-562.
  • Bandi V, Mondal D, Thoma B. Scope and Impact of Visualization in Training Professionals in Academic Medicine. Proceedings of Graphics Interface, 2020; 28-29: 84-94.
  • Valiani S, Terrett L, Gebhardt C, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Isinger M. Development of a framework for critical care resource allocation for the COVID-19 pandemic in Saskatchewan. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2020; 192(37): E1067-E1073.
  • Nataraj J, Netherton S, Stempien J, Wahba M, Oyedokun T, Emergency Department Referrals From A Provincial Medical Call Center: Is It More Than Just 1-800-Go-To-Emerg? Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 241- 244. 
  • Ma IWY, Steinmetz P, Weerdenburg K, Woo MY, Olszynski P, Heslop CL, Miller S, Sheppard G, Daniels V, Desy J, Valois M, Devine L, Curtis H, Romano MJ, Martel P, Jelic T, Topping C, Thompson D, Power B, Profetto J, Tonseth P. The Canadian Medical Student Ultrasound Curriculum: A Statement From the Canadian Ultrasound Consensus for Undergraduate Medical Education Group. Journal of Ultrasound Medicine,2020 39(7):1279-1287.
  • Kim DJ, Jelic T, Woo MY, Heslop C, Olszynski P. Just the Facts: Recommendations on point-of-care ultrasound use and machine infection control during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(4): 445-449.
  • Olszynski P, Russell M, Neufeld A, Malin G. The Clinical Ultrasonography Elective in Clerkship (CUSEC): A pilot elective for senior clerkship students at the University of Saskatchewan. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2020; 11(1): e144-e146.
  • Olszynski P, Kim D, Liu R, Arntfield R. A Multidisciplinary Response to the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ Point-of-Care Ultrasound Position Statement. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, 2020; 71(2): 136-137.
  • Yu J, Lo C, Madampage C, Bajwa J, O’Brien J, Olszynski P, Lucy M. Video Modeling and Video Feedback to Reduce Time to Perform Intravenous Cannulation in Medical Students: A Randomized-Controlled Mixed-Methods Study. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 2020; 67(6): 715-725.
  • Egan R, Chaplin T, Szulewski A, Braund H, Cofie N, McColl T, Hall AK, Dagnone D, Kelley L, Thoma B. A case for feedback and monitoring assessment in competency-based medical education. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2020; 26(4): 1105-1113.
  • Thoma B, Bandi V, Carey R, Mondal D, Woods R, Martin L, Chan TM. Developing a dashboard to meet Competence Committee needs: A design-based research project. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2020; 11(1): e16-e34.
  • Paterson QSHartmann RWoods R, Martin LJThoma B. A transparent and defensible process for applicant selection within a Canadian emergency medicine residency program. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 215-223.
  • Trivedi SVHartmann RJ, Hall JN, Nasser L, Porplycia D, Kwok ESH, Chartier LB. Residents’ perspective of quality improvement and patient safety education in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(2): 224-231.
  • Johnston TMC, Davis PJ. The occasional bougie-assisted cricothyroidotomy. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 2020; 25(1): 41-48.
  • Olszynski PHeslop C, Atkinson P, Lewis D, Kim DJ, Pham C, Ritcey B. Ultrasound at the point of care-Grown up and moving out! Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(1): 1-2. 
  • Cochrane H, Henwood PC, Platz E, Koskenoja V, Landry A, Frasure SE, Rempell JS, Hoyler J, Baker O, Kimberly HH. A randomized trial of ultrasound-guided peripheral IV catheter placement in difficult access patients using a guidewire approach. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 38(1); 122-126.
  • Thoma B, Goerzen S, Horeczko T, Roland D, Tagg A, Chan T, Bruijns S, Riddell J.  An international, interprofessional investigation of the self-reported podcast listening habits of emergency clinicians: A METRIQ Study. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(1): 112-117.
  • Chaplin T, Thoma B, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, McColl T, Dakin C, Deshaies J-F, Forristal C, Fotheringham M, Ha D, Holm N, Huffman J, Lonergan A-M, Mastoras G, O’Brien M, Paradis M-R, Raymond-Dufresne E, Sowers N, Stern E, Hall AK. Simulation-based research in emergency medicine in Canada: Priorities and perspectives. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(1): 103-111.

2019

  • Thoma B, Chan TM. Using Google Scholar to track the scholarly output of research groups. Perspectives on Medical Education.
  • Hasan K, Mondal D, Thoma B, Magnus A. MedGuide: A smartphone approach to guide people through important information on medicine labels. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia 2019 published in the ACM Digital Library, 2019, 31
  • Netherton S, Milenkovic V, Taylor M, Davis PJ. Diagnostic accuracy of eFAST in the trauma patient: A systematic review and meta-analyis. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:21(6);727-738.
  • Stoneham EJ, Witt L, Paterson QS, Martin LJ, Thoma B. The development of entrustable professional activities reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in emergency medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:21(6);803-806.
  • Lewis D, Rang L, Kim D, Robichaud L, Kwan C, Pham C, Shefrin A, Ritcey B, Atkinson P, Woo M, Jelic T, Dallaire G, Henneberry R, Turner J, Andani R, Demsey R, Olszynski P. Recommendations for the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by emergency physicians in Canada, 2019:21(6);721-726.
  • Olszynski P, Kim DJ, Clunie M, Lambos P, Guzowski T, Butz M, Thoma B. The development of a provincial multidisciplinary framework of consensus-based standards for Point of Care Ultrasound at the University of Saskatchewan. The Ultrasound Journal, 2019:11(28); https://doi.org/10.1186/s13089-019-0142-7
  • Colmers-Gray IN, Krishnan K, Chan TM, Trueger NS, Paddock M, Grock A, Zaver F, Thoma B. (2019). The revised METRIQ Score: A quality evaluation tool for online educational resources. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training, 2019:3(4);387-392.
  • Chan TM, Bhalerao A, Thoma B, Trueger NS, Grock A. (2019). Thinking Critically about Appraising FOAM. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training, 2019:3(4);398-402.
  • Grock A, Bhalerao A, Chan TM, Thoma B, Trueger NS. (2019). Systematic Online Academic Resource (SOAR) Review: Renal and Genitourinary. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training, 2019:3(4);375-386.
  • Koh JJ. Running in my scrubs. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:21(5);683-684.
  • Lewis D, Rang L, Kim D, Robichaud L, Kwan C, Pham C, Shefrin A, Ritcey B, Atkinson P, Woo M, Dallaire G, Henneberry R, Turner J, Andani R, Demsey R,
  • Olszynski P. Recommendations for the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by emergency physicians in Canada. CJEM:1-6.
  • Dove C, Chan TM, Thoma B, Roland D, Bruijns SR. A cross-sectional description of open access publication costs, policies and impact in emergency medicine and critical care journals. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:9,150-155.
  • Stoneham EJ, Witt L, Paterson QS, Martin LJ, Thoma B. The development of EPA reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in Emergency Medicine. CJEM (
  • Hamzy MA, de Villiers D, Banner M, Lemprecht H, Bruijns SR. Access to top-cited emergency care articles (published between 2012 and 2016) without subscription. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019:20(3);460-465.
  • Trivedi S, Dick A, Beckett S, Hartmann RJ, Roberts C, Lyster K, Stempien J. An assessment of handover culture and preferred information in the transitions of care of elderly patients. Cureus, 2019:11(7); e5267. doi 10.7759/cureus.5267.
  • Netherton S, Milenkovic V, Taylor M, Davis PJ. Diagnostic accuracy of eFAST in the trauma patient: A systematic review and meta-analysis. CJEM, 2019:1-12.
  • Hall AK, Woods RA, Frank JR. Changing the culture of residency training through faculty development. CJEM, 2019:21(4);446-448.
  • Koh JJ, Paterson QS, Ong M, Martin LJ, Woods RA, Dong K. Addressing the opioid crisis in the era of competency-based medical education: Recommendations for emergency department interventions. CJEM, 2019:21(4);452-454.
  • Chartier LB, Mondoux SE, Stang AS, Dukelow AM, Dowling SK, Kwok ESH, Trivedi SV, Tepper J, Lang E. How do emergency departments and emergency leaders catalyze positive change through quality improvement collaborations? CJEM, 2019:21(4);542-549.
  • Beaton CR, Meyer C. Accidental transdermal methanol poisoning presenting to a regional emergency department. CJEM, 2019:21(3);435-437.
  • Azan B, Innes M E, Thoma B, Lin M, Van Duyvendyk A, Poonja Z, Chan TM. How I Work Smarter: A Qualitative Analysis of Emergency Physicians’ Strategies for Clinical and Non-Clinical Productivity. Cureus, 2019: 11(4); e4499. doi:10.7759/cureus.4499. 
  • Poonja Z, Uppal J, Netherton S, Bryce R, Lyon A, Cload B. Evaluation of emergency department ultrasound machines for the presence of occult blood. CJEM, 2019:21(3);395-398. 
  • Oyedokun T, Donauer AJ, McKay S, Stempien J. Self-Documentary in the Emergency Department: Perspectives on Patients Recording Their Own Procedures. CJEM, 2019:21(3);384-390.
  • Thoma B, Turnquist A, Zaver F, Hall AK, Chan TM. (2019). Communication, Learning and Assessment: Exploring the Dimensions of the Digital Learning Environment. Medical Teacher, 41(4), 383-388.
  • Nordquist J, Hall J, Snell L, Chan M-K, Thoma B, Razack S, Philibert I. (2019). The Clinical Learning Environment. Medical Teacher, 41(4), 366-372.
  • Dell CA, Stempien J, Broberg L, Husband A, Jurke L, Rohr B, Smith J, Rubin J, Tupper S, Goodridge D, Fornssler C, Fele-Slaferek L. A case studey of the patient wait experience in an ermergency department with therapy dogs, Patient Experience Journal, 2019:6(1);115-126.
  • Lopez M, Chan TM, Thoma B, Arora VM, Trueger NS. The Social Media Editor at Medical Journals: Responsibilities, Goals, Barriers, and Facilitators. Academic Medicine, 2019:94(5);701-707.
  • Martin LJ, Turnquist A, Groot B, Huang S, Kok E, Thoma B, van Merrienboer J. Exploring the Role of Infographics for Summarizing Medical Literature. Health Professions Education, 2019:5;48-57.
  • Batta R, Carey R, Sasbrink-Harkema MA, Oyedokun TO, Lim HJ, Stempien J. Equality of care between First Nations and non-First Nations patients in Saskatoon emergency departments. CJEM, 2019:21(1);111-119.
  • Adler JR, Chan TM, Blain JB, Thoma B, Atkinson P. #OpenAccess: Free online, open access crowdsource reviewed publishing is the future; traditional peer-reviewed journals are on the way out. CJEM, 2019:21(1);11-14.
  • Ting DK, Thoma B, Luckett-Gatopoulos S, Thomas A, Syed S, Bravo M, Zaver F, Purdy E, Kwok ESH, Chan TM. CanadieM: Accessing an online community of practice to create a Canadian national medical education institution. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training 2019:3(1);86-91

2018

  • Lemprecht H, Lemke G, van Hoving D, Kruger T, Wallis L. Poor return on investment: Investigating the barriers that cause low credentialing yields in a resource-limited clinical ultrasound training program. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2018:11(1);11.
  • De Haan S, Lemprecht H, Howlett MK, Fraser J, Sohi D, Adisehh A, Atkinson PR. A comparison of work stressors in higher and lower resourced emergency medicine health settings. CJEM, 2018:20(5);713-720.
  • Atkinson, PR, Milne J, Diegelmann L, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Lussier D, Pham C, Henneberry R, Fraser JM, Howlett MK, Mekwan J, Ramrattan B, Middleton J, van Hoving LR, Peach M, Taylor L, Dahn T, Hurley S, MacSween K, Richardson LR, Stoica G, Hunter S, Olszynski PA, Lewis DA. Does point-of-care ultrasonography improve clinical outcomes in emergency department patients with undifferentiated hypotension? An international randomized controlled trial from the SHoC-ED investigators. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2018:72(4);478-489.
  • Koh JJ-K Why did the doctor call? Patient Education and Counseling, 2018:101;1506-1507.
  • Goodridge D, Martyniuk S, Stempien J. At risk for emotional harm in the Emergency Department: Older adult patients’ and caregivers’ experiences, strategies, and recommendations. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine,2018:4;1-9.
  • Bell C, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Cload B, Stirling A, Davis PJ. Optimal accuracy of massive transfusion protocol activation: The clinician’s view, Cureus 10(12): e3688
  • Chaplin T, Egan R, Cofie N, Gu JJ, McColl T, Thoma B. The Implementation of a Multi-institutional Multidisciplinary Simulation-based Resuscitation Skills Training Curriculum. Cureus - Archives of Scholarship in Simulation and Educational Techniques, 2018:10(11);e3593.
  • Huang S, Martin LJ, Yeh CH, Chin A, Murray H, Sanderson WB, Mohindra R, Chan TM, Thoma B. The effect of infographic promotion on research dissemination and readership: a randomized control trial. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2018:20(6);826-833.
  • Thoma B, Chan T, Kapur P, Sifford D, Siemens M, Paddock M, Ankel F, Grock A, Lin M. The Social Media Index as an indicator of quality for emergency medicine blogs: A METRIQ Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2018:72(6);696-702.
  • Poonja Z,O'Brien P, Cross E, Bryce R, Dance E, Jaggi P, Krentz J, Thoma B. Sleep and Exercise in Emergency Medicine residents: An Observational Pilot Study Exploring the Utility of Wearable Activity Monitors for Monitoring Wellness. Cureus 2018:10(7);e2973.
  • 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, 2018:20(4);615-622.
  • 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, 2018:20(4);626-633.
  • Chan TM, Jo D, Shih AW, Bhagirath VC, Castelluci LA, Yeh C, Thoma B, Tseng EK, Hogg K.. The Massive Online Needs Assessment (MONA) to inform the development of an emergency hematology educational blog series. Perspectives in Medical Education, 2018:7(3);219-223.
  • Thoma B, Sebok-Syer SS, Colmers-Gray I, Sherbino J, Ankel F, Trueger NS, Grock A, Siemens M, Paddock M, Purdy E, Milne WK, Chan TM. (2018). Quality Evaluation Scores Are No More Reliable Than Gestalt in Evaluating the Quality of Emergency Medicine Blogs: A METRIQ Study. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2018:3(30); 294-302.
  • Atkinson P, Olszynski P, Chenkin J, Kim DJ, Hall G. CJEM Debate Series: #PoCUS-All Physicians Practicing Emergency Medicine Should be Competent in the Use of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound. CJEM, 2018:20(3):325-333.
  • 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, 2018:20(3):463-470.
  • De Wit K, Curren J, Thoma B, Dowling S, Lang E, Kuljic N, Perry J, Morrison L. Review of Implementation Strategies to Change Health Care Provider Behaviour in the Emergency Department. CJEM. 2018;20(3),453-460.
  • Chan TM, Sebok-Syer S, Thoma B, Wise A, Sherbino J, Pusic M. Learning Analytics in Medical Education Assessment: The Past, The Present, and The Future. Academic Emergency Medicine: Education and Training 2018;2(2);178-187.
  • Thoma B, Brazil V, Spurr J, Palaganas J, Eppich W, Grant V, Cheng A. Establishing a virtual community of practice in simulation: the value of social media. Simulation in Healthcare. 2018:13(2):124-130.
  • Pollman AS, Bailey JG, Davis PJ, Johnson PJ. Antibiotic utilization among older adults on an acute care general surgery service. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2017:60(6);388-393.
  • Olszynski P, Kim D, Chenkin J, Rang L (2018). The Core Emergency Ultrasound Curriculum Project: A Report from the Curriculum Working Group of the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee. CJEM 2018:20(2);176-182.
  • Woods R, Chan T, Thoma B, Sherbino J (2018). Education Scholarship in Canadian Emergency Medicine: The Past, Present, and Future. CJEM 2018:20(2);164-166.
  • Chan T, Ting DK, Hall AK, Murnaghan A, Thoma B, McEwen J, Yarris LM (2018). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Qualitative Education Scholarship (Part 2). CJEM 2018:20(2);284-292.
  • Lo A, Shappell E, Rosenberg H, Thoma B, Ahn J, Trueger NS, Chan TM. Four Strategies to Find, Evaluate, and Engage with Online Resources in Emergency Medicine. CJEM 2018:20(2);293-299.
  • Thoma B, Murray H, Huang S, Milne WK, Martin LJ, Bond CM, Mohindra R, Chin A, Yeh CH, Sanderson WB, Chan TM. The Impact of Social Media Promotion with Infographics and Podcasts on Research Dissemination and Readership. CJEM 2018: 20(2);300-306.
  • Bajaj K, Meguerdichian M, Thoma B, Huang S, Eppich W, Cheng A. (2018). The PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing Tool. Academic Medicine 2018:93(2);336.
  • Trueger NS, Bokarius, A, Carrol S, April MD, Thoma B. Impact of a Physician-Led Social Media Sharing Program on a Medical Journal’s Web Traffic. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2018:15(1);184-189.
  • Chan TM, Stukus D, Leppink J, Duque L, Bigham BL, Mehta N, Thoma B. Social Media and the 21st-century Scholar: How you can harness social media to amplify your career. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2018:15(1);142-148.
  • Thoma B, Camorlinga P, Chan TM, Koch A, Murnaghan A, Sherbino S. (2018). A Writer’s Guide to Education Scholarship: Quantitative Methodologies for Medical Education Research (Part 1). CJEM 2018:20(1):125-131.
  • Chan TM, Trueger NS, Roland D & Thoma B. (2018). Evidence-Based Medicine in the Era of Social Media: Scholarly Engagement via Participation and Engagement. CJEM 2018:20(1):3-8.
  • Kapur P, Baimel M, Chenkin J. Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Pseudoaneurysm Diagnosed with Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Emergency Department. CJEM 2018:20(5);798-801

2017

  • Shappell E, Chan TM, Thoma B, Trueger NS, Stuntz B, Cooney R, Ahn J. (2017). Crowdsourced Curriculum Development for Online Medical Education. Cureus 2017: 9(12):e1925.
  • 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: 1(4):280-286.
  • 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.

(Only abstracts published in the past five years are listed below)

Peer-Reviewed Abstracts:

2020

  • Dinh A, Baylis J, Thoma B, Chaplin T, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, Hall A, C Heyd C, Chan T. MP27: Using a massive online needs assessment to guide the evolution of the EM Sim Cases website. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S52.
  • Ellis B, Melady D, Foster N, Sinha S, Lau V, Saraga S, McLeod SL. LO58: Using volunteers to improve the experience of older patients in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S28-S29.
  • Wong M, Woo M, Cheung W, Pageau P, Olszynski P, Lewis D. P002: Minimum archiving requirements for emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound: a modified Delphi-derived national consensus. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S65.
  • Dunfield R, Ross P, Keyes C, Fraser J, Lewis D, Boreskie P, Pham C, Alrobaian SA, Scheuermeyer F, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Henneberry R, Sibley A, Atkinson P. A feasibility analysis for successful completion of IVC ultrasound in hypotensive emergency department patients. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1), S62.
  • Dunfield R, Ross P, Keyes C, Fraser J, Lewis D, Boreskie P, Pham C, Alrobaian SA, Scheuermeyer F, Lamprecht H, Stander M, Henneberry R, Sibley A, Atkinson P. A feasibility analysis for successful completion of IVC ultrasound in hypotensive emergency department patients. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1), S62.
  • Tastad K, Koh JGoodridge D, Stempien J, Oyedokun T. What Happens To John Doe? Unidentified Patients In The Emergency Department: A Retrospective Chart Review. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S71.
  • Jamil M,Malik R, Goodridge D, Stempien J, Oyedokun T, Trauma Experiences Of Rural Practitioners: A Self Assessment. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S93.
  • Tolmie A, Erker R, Donauer A, Sullivan E, Graham TOyedokun T. Feasibility of a Nurse-Led Smoking Cessation Intervention In The Emergency Department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020; 22(S1): S70.

2019

  • Vaillancourt C, Charette M, Cyr K, Hodges S, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Dainty K, Morrison L, Jenneson S, Tallon J, Segal E, Sibley A, Measham J, Thoma B, Allain D. (2019/5). National Survey of 9-1-1 Ambulance Communication Centers’ Resources Related to Prehospital Recognition of Agonal Breathing and Cardiac Arrest. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Moderated Poster.
  • Chaplin T, Thoma B, Petrosoniak A, Caners K, McColl T, Dakin C, Deshaies J-F, Forristal C, Fotheringham M, Mastoras G, Ha D, Holm N, Huffman J, Lonergan A-M, O’Brien M, Paradis M-R, Raymond-Dufresne E, Sowers N, Stern E, Hall AK. (2019/5). Simulation-based research in emergency medicine in Canada: priorities and perspectives. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Lightning Oral.
  • Forristal C, Russell E, McColl T, Petrosoniak A, Mastoras G, Caners K, Thoma B, Szulewski A, Huffman J, Dakin C, Chaplin T, Woolfrey K, Hall AK. (2019/5). Simulation in the continuing professional development of Canadian academic emergency physicians – a national survey. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Lightning Oral.
  • Wakeling S, Thoma B, Chan T (2019/5). The CanadiEM Junior Editor Program: a quantitative study and program evaluation. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Lightning Oral.
  • Stoneham E, Witt L, Paterson Q, Thoma B (2019/5). The development of Entrustable Professional Activity reference cards to support the implementation of Competence by Design in emergency medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Poster.
  • Paterson Q, Hartmann R, Woods R, Thoma B (2019/5). Giving medical students what they deserve – a rigorous, equitable and defensible CaRMS selection process. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Moderated Poster.

2018

  • Chieh K, Naganathan G, Koh JJ, Goswami N, Shaw R, Whyte R, Veltman A, Anand SS (2018). Fostering diversity, equity and success: a qualitative study of racialized medical students’ experiences in small group, problem-based learning. Geoffrey Norman Day in Education Research, Hamilton, ON-Poster.
  • Koh JJ, Butt P, Dell C, Stempien J, Terrett L (2018). Operational considerations for the implementation of a pilot take-home naloxone program in Saskatoon, SK. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference, Victoria, BC-Poster.
  • Poonja Z, Chou J, Innes M, Chan TM, Thoma B. (2018). How I stay healthy in emergency medicine: A qualitative analysis of a blog-based survey of expert emergency physicians and their methods to maintain and improve their wellness. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference, Calgary-Lightning Oral.
  • Stempien, J. We All Screw Up Sometimes” Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference, May 2018, Calgary-Oral Presentation.
  • Bell C, Prokopchuk-Gauk O, Cload B, Stirling A, Davis P. Optimum Accuracy of Massive Transfusion Protocol Activation Criteria: The Clinician's View. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference. May 2018, Calgary-Oral Presentation.
  • Durr K, Stempien J, Mela M, Watson E, Anderson T, Oyedokun S. The Role and Utility of Law Enforcement Personnel in the Emergency Department: A Scoping Review. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference, March 2018, Victoria– Poster.
  • Durr K, Kosar J, Blackburn D, Oduntan E, Oyedokun S. Describing Antibiotic Utilization And Uptake Of The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Order Set In Saskatoon Emergency Departments. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference, 2018 Victoria – Poster.
  • Durr K, Kosar J, Blackburn D, Oduntan E, Oyedokun S. Describing Antibiotic Utilization And Uptake Of The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Order Set In Saskatoon Emergency Departments. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference, 2018 Calgary – Poster.
  • Goerzen S, Horeczko T, Riddell J, Roland D, Tagg A, Ngabirano A, Knight K, Bruijns S, Chan TM, Thoma B. (2018). An international, interprofessional investigations of the podcast listening habits of emergency clinicians: A METRIQ Study. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference, Calgary-Poster.
  • Huang SYM, Martin L, Chin A, Yeh C, Murray H, Mohindra R, Sanderson WB, Chan T, Thoma B. (2018). The effect of infographic promotion on research dissemination and readership: a randomized control trial. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference, Calgary-Poster.
  • Maniuk T, Zhao L, Chan TM, Thoma B. (2018) The Spot the Diagnosis! Series: Using Fine Art to Teach Observation Skills and Medical Concepts on a Medical Education Website. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference, Calgary-Poster.
  • Colmers-Gray I, Krishnann K, Chan TM, Trueger NS, Paddock M, Grock A, Zaver F, Thoma B. (2018). The revised METRIQ Score: An international, social-media based usability analysis of a quality evaluation instrument for medical education blogs. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference, Calgary-Poster.
  • Cavalcanti R, Frank J, Hauer K, Pusic MV, Shaw T, Thoma B, Verma A, Warm E. (2018). Report from the Learning Analytics Summit in Medical Education at ICRE 2017. Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference-Poster.

2017

  • Sawa J, Thoma B, Davis P. (2017). Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes In Older Adults With Blunt Chest Trauma: A Systematic Review. Western Emergency Medicine Operations Conference. April 2017, Saskatoon, SK-Oral Presentation.
  • Shwetz S, Premkumar K, Davis P, Cload B. Trying to meet the 2004 AHA Guidelines for ‘Time to ECG’ in 2017. Western Emergency Medicine Operations Conference.  April 2017, Saskatoon, SK-Oral Presentation.
  • Donauer AJ, Stempien J, McKay S, Oyedokun S. Self-documentary in the Emergency Department: Perspectives on Patients Recording Their Own Procedures. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference, 2017, Saskatoon – Poster
  • Savage DW, Thoma B, Chan TM. (2017). The Featured Leadership & Organization Workplace (FLOW) Hacks Series: Using the FOAMed domain for knowledge exchange and transfer of emergency department quality improvement projects. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference-Lightning Oral.
  • Zaver F, Thomas A, Syed S, Helman A, Kwok ESH, Thoma B, Chan TM. (2017). The CanadiEM Digital Scholars Program:  An innovative international digital collaboration curriculum. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference-Lightning Oral and International Conference on Residency Education-Oral Presentation.
  • Lopez MN, Trueger S, Chan TM, Thoma B, Arora VM. (2017). Social Media Editors: Bridging Medical Journals & the Online Medical Community. Society of General Internal Medicine’s 2017 Midwest Regional Meeting-Poster.
  • Poonja Z, O’Brien PS, Cross E, Desrochers C, Jaggi PK, Dance E, Krentz J, Thoma B. (2017). Wellness, sleep and exercise in emergency medicine residents: an observational study. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference-Poster.
  • Moshynskyy AI, Kapusta M, McGonigle R, Miller L, O’Brien JM, Thoma B, Vertue P, Olszynski P. (2017). Sound check: Quality in point of care ultrasound in rural and regional Saskatchewan through participatory action research. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference-Poster.
  • Chan TM, Jo D, Shih A, Bhagirath V, Yeh C, Castellucci L, Thoma B, de Wit K. (2017). Identifying the bleeding and thrombosis learning needs of the Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) community. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference-Poster.
  • Bravo M, Carey R, Nguyen-Dinh, Chan TM, Thoma B. (2017). The CanadiEM Junior Editor Program: Integrating medical students and junior residents into a dedicated FOAMed training program. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference-Poster.
  • Huang S, Milne K, Martin LJ, Bond C, Mohindra R, Yeh C, Chin A, Sanderson WB, Murray H, Chan TM, Thoma B. (2017). The impact of collaborative social media promotion on the dissemination of CJEM articles. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference-Poster.
  • Sawa J, Thoma B, Davis P. (2017). Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes in Older Adults with Blunt Chest Trauma: A Systematic Review. Western Emergency Medicine Operations Conference-Poster.
  • Grock A, Zaver F, Chan T, Thoma B. (2017). A Quantitative Usability Analysis of the ALiEM AIR Score. Council of Emergency Residency Directors Annual Conference-Poster.
  • 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

2016

  • 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 CCourtney ROlszynski 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.

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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 EWoods 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 MStempien 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 JStempien 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

2013

  • 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 MStempien 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

2012

  • 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 Research Grants program is made available from the Department Head’s Discretionary Fund. The goals of the SEMAC Research Grant program are to:

  1. Promote Emergency Medicine (EM) Research in non-academic centres
  2. Support research projects conducted by EM physicians and residents who require funding to undertake pilot studies or initial research that will lead to the development of a research program
  3. Support EM physicians and residents who require funding to complete their required research project,
  1. Improve the quality of research projects conducted by emergency medicine physicians and residents

Eligibility:

EM and family medicine residents, allied health professionals, and any physician providing emergency care in rural or regional hospitals are eligible to apply for SEMAC Research Grants.

Application:
Applications for SEMAC Research Grants should include:

  1. A <500 word abstract outlining the background, hypothesis, and methodology of the proposed research
  2. 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
  3. 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 March 27, 2021.

Evaluation:
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, 2) The Department of emergency medicine head 3) a resident delegate of the FRCPC emergency medicine program, and 4) 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:

  1. Viability of the research project as presented in the application
  2. Likelihood of the research project developing into a multi-study research agenda
  3. Necessity of funding for the research project to be completed

Value:
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.

Duration:
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.

 

 

Faculty Development

We include a faculty development session as part of our annual research day. Here are the links to past sessions:

Getting Your Project Across the Finish Line

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:

Publish your research
Making the most of chart reviews
Teaching clinical reasoning
Teaching Trainees at different levels in the ED
Failure to fail trainees: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Requesting consultations
Delivering a great presentation in medicine
What is CANMEDS and how do I teach it
Tips for teaching in a busy ED
Tips for better assessment
The learner in difficulty
Giving effective feedback
Teaching clinical reasoning
Diagnosing the learner

We include a faculty development session as part of our annual research day. Here are the links to past sessions:

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:

'It was a great learning experience. I found all the preceptors engaging, helpful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional. My schedule was planned and kept too, efficiently. The nursing staff and other MD's in the ED, were all very accommodating. I appreciated everybody's effort in guiding me and making sure I follow guidelines meticulously. Cudos to you guys!'
'Just wanted to thank you again for making my stay in Saskatoon absolutely great! I had so much fun. I think that yours is the most welcoming ER department I have ever worked with - so thanks again.'
'Great experience - enough volume to get scans done in a relatively short amount of time. Preceptors are eager to teach, have high standards, and are very knowledgeable. Enjoyed my time and got a good learning experience.'
The following Saskatoon Emergency Physicians are Indepedent Practitioners of Emergency Department Ultrasound:
Dr Vern Behl
Dr Bruce Cload
Dr Robbie Drummond
Dr Colette Fournier
Dr John Froh
Dr Lance Iverson *EDE1 Course Coordinator
Dr Paul LaBelle
Dr Nadim Lalani
Dr Elsa Lubiantoro
Dr Paul Olszynski *EDE2 Instructor, Quality Assurance
Dr Dallas Pearson
Dr James Stempien *CEUS IP Site Training Coordinator
Dr Luke Terret
Dr Jon Witt
Dr Mark Wahba
Dr Krista Wempe
Dr Jim Werbicki
Dr Rob Woods
The following Emergency Medicine Residents are also Indepedent Practitioners of Emergency Department Ultrasound:
Dr Floyd Besserer
Dr Janet Ferguson
Dr Damjan Gaco
Dr Puneet Kapur
Dr Lynsey Martin
Dr Emily Sullivan
Dr Mark Taylor *Fellowship in Emergency Department Ultrasound
Dr Brent Thoma

SEMAC
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.

Life Support Courses
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.

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Contacts

Dr. James Stempien
BSc, MD, FCFP, CCFP-EM, CCPE
Provincial Head

Sherri Duggan
Executive Assistant to Dr. James Stempien
2646 Royal University Hospital
Phone: (306) 844-1066
Email: sherri.duggan@usask.ca

Harold Shiffman
Manager
Phone: (306) 844-1172
Email: harold.shiffman@usask.ca

Dr. Joanna Smith
Emergency Medicine Pre-Clerkship Coordinator

Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Dr. Desiree Rouleau
CCFP-EM Site Coordinator

Dr. Paul Olszynski
Director, ED Ultrasound

Leah Chomyshen
Program Administrator
Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program
2646 Royal University Hospital
Phone: (306) 655-1446
Fax: (306) 655-6320
Email: leah.chomyshen@usask.ca

Deanna Goring
Administrative Assistant
2646 Royal University Hospital
Email: deanna.goring@usask.ca

Dr. Rob Woods
FRCPC-EM Program Director

Dr. Lynsey Martin
FRCPC-EM Assistant Program Director

Dr. Quinten Paterson
FRCPC-EM Assistant Program Director

Dr. Phil Davis
Research Director

Julie Hunter
Program Administrator
Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program
2732 Royal University Hospital
Phone: (306) 844-1158
Fax: (306) 655-6320
Email: julie.hunter@usask.ca

Dr. Tracy Wilson
EM Research Coordinator
Phone: (306) 655-2810
Fax: (306) 655-6320
Email: tracy.wilson@usask.ca

Dr. Bijhan Ebrahim
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Dr. Sheila Smith
CCFP-EM Program Director

Dr. Tom Elliott
CCFP-EM Site Coordinator

Ann Finch
Emergency Medicine Education Administrative Assistant
Email: amf554@mail.usask.ca

Dr. Matt Parsons
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Dr. Cobus Van Der Merwe
Emergency Medicine Rotation Coordinator

Nicole Toutant
Emergency Medicine Education Administrative Assistant
Email: nicole.toutant@usask.ca