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Residents Perspective November 2011. LSU New Orleans Emergency Medicine. Why Emergency Medicine?. Exciting career Fun workplace Team environment Room to take your interests farther Ultrasound Research Hyperbarics International EMS Academics Critical care Scheduling flexibility - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


LSU New Orleans Emergency Medicine

LSU New OrleansEmergency MedicineResidents Perspective November 2011Why Emergency Medicine?Exciting careerFun workplace Team environmentRoom to take your interests fartherUltrasoundResearchHyperbaricsInternational EMSAcademicsCritical careScheduling flexibilityEase in finding a job after graduationGood compensation

What to look for in a programdepends on your career goalsCounty vs AcademicExposure to trauma, complex medical histories, pediatricsFundingResearch opportunitiesLocationDo you want to stay on as faculty after you graduate?Moonlighting3 vs 4 year programs

New Orleans/Charity programDiffere

same challenges and rewards.

Spirit of Charity programDifferent buildingsNew Orleans/Charity programOur patients: Trauma patientsThose in the neighborhood who need emergency carePatients who have historically come to the Charity system and feel that they get the best care thereThose without insurance no wallet biopsy at University HospitalOur missions:Diversity within our residency to reflect the diversity of our patientsCultural competence within the residencyDelivery of the best possible care to our patientsCommitment to Diversity within the residency

ApplicationsApplications of medically underrepresented minority backgrounds are encouragedMeet and greets are arranged for applicants to meet other residents and faculty from varied backgrounds

Commitment to Diversity within the residency

MentoringWe are seeking out mentoring relationships with historically African American medical schools such as Meharry Medical CollegeWe are pursuing additional relationships with summer programs and community colleges aimed at increased exposure of future physicians in our community to the field of Emergency MedicineWe look forward to an increased mentoring role with members of SNMA from both Tulane and LSU

Cultural Competence CurriculumConference presentations aimed at exploring health care disparities and the history of racism in the medical fieldJournal club articles examining health care disparitiesProfessionalism committee established to help medical residents and faculty communicate effectively with our patientsLSU New Orleans Emergency MedicinePrepared for the worst providing the best


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