Areas of Distinction

EMS:
Orientation and boat ride on maritime/tactical EMS
EMS:
Resident fly-along
EMS:
Park Med Mass Casualty Incident training at Kings Canyon, California
Med Ed:
Designing a PECARN infographic
Med Ed:
Designing a PECARN infographic
Med Ed:
Developing video education on pelvic binding techniques
Health & Society:
Community Health Worker with specialized first responder training providing care on the novel Emergency Ambulance Boat in Lake Victoria, Kenya
Health & Society:
Emergency Ambulance Boat providing transportation to 10,000 people on Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya

Emergency Medicine residency training goes beyond taking excellent care of individual patients. It is also about mentorship in innovation, leadership and research.

We have instituted the concept of Areas of Distinction (AOD) for our EM residents to help you develop a specific area of expertise. At the end of your internship year, you will rank your choices of AOD. Based on your academic niche selection, faculty members will be paired with you for more directed, one-on-one mentorship. The AOD structure provides longitudinal mentorship and a personalized curriculum.

The AOD program targets leadership, expertise, and vision and is an added benefit of our four-year residency program, as compared to a three-year program.

AOD options include:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Preparedness
  • Health and Society
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Research
  • Ultrasound

At the end of the PGY-4 year, EM residents present their scholarly work in their AOD at the Annual Resident Research Day.

 

 

AOD Scholarly Projects

Emergecy Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine

Resident

Project

Hawthorne (2017)

EMS Destination Protocols for Falls on anticoagulants: Should use of anticoagulation prompt trauma center destination?

Schegg (2016)

Frequency of bystander presence during EMS administration of naloxone for suspected opiate overdose

Kivlehan (2015)

Orthopedic Injuries Chapter in PREHOSPITAL MEDICINE: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight (editors Drs. Jane Brice, David Cone, Ted Delbridge and Brent Myers), published by the National Association of EMS Physicians

Resler (2015)

Prehospital teleconsultation for stroke recognition (TELE-EMS)

Berger (2014)

Development of a Prehospital Trauma Care Curriculum for the Emergency Medical Association of Tanzania

Snyder (Desouza) (2014)

EMS education: Introducing and instituting a new hypothermia protocol for post cardiac arrest patients in San Francisco County

Farzan (2014)

Survey of EMS providers regarding knowledge of human trafficking and attitudes towards acting as intelligence sensors

Kuzma (2014)

The Tanzanian prehospital care experience from the patient's perspective

Hall (2013)

Retrospective cohort study of EMS use among patients transported during one year in an urban EMS system

Singh (2012)

Development of a curriculum to educate prehospital providers on a standard approach to psychiatric emergencies

Wilson (2012)

Survey of DMAT personnel r.e.ULS use by DMAT teams

 

 

Health & Society

Carney (2017)

Introduction of a residency wellness training curriculum

Nichols (2017)

Developing a mobile application primary survey pathway as an adjunct to the basic emergency care course of the World Health Organization

Rose (2017)

Developing a mobile application primary survey pathway as an adjunct to the basic emergency care course of the World Health Organization

Dove-Maguire (2016)

Palliative Care in the ED: A framework for goals-of-care discussions in high acuity settings

Namperumal (2016)

Academic Emergency Department Code Stroke Activation:  Current Outcomes, Resident Comfort with Stroke Care, and Implications for Treatment in the Community

Ritzenberg (2016)

Audio recorded patient interviews (Discharge to self radio piece)

Falk (2015)

Overuse of emergency health care services in the United States

Ravikumar (2014)

Do ED closures have an effect on out-of-hospital mortality?

Soskin (2014)

Social Work as SBIRT Instructor to Emergency Medicine Residents

Allred (2013)

Video education piece regarding work-life balance, fatigue mitigation, etc.

Freeman (2013)

Curriculum development for informing adolescents r.e. EtOH/substance use

Brim (2012)

NHAMCS data analysis to determine rate of inhaled corticosteroid prescriptions for pediatric asthma visits

Kanzaria (2012)

Survival analysis of California EDs from 1990-2005 to determine if EDs serving areas with a higher proportion of vulnerable populations have a higher hazard rate of closure

 

 

Medical Education

Carney (2017)

Introduction of a residency wellness training curriculum

Nichols (2017)

Developing a mobile application primary survey pathway as an adjunct to the basic emergency care course of the World Health Organization

Rose (2017)

Developing a mobile application primary survey pathway as an adjunct to the basic emergency care course of the World Health Organization

Dove-Maguire (2016)

Palliative Care in the ED: A framework for goals-of-care discussions in high acuity settings

Namperumal (2016)

Academic Emergency Department Code Stroke Activation:  Current Outcomes, Resident Comfort with Stroke Care, and Implications for Treatment in the Community

Ritzenberg (2016)

Audio recorded patient interviews (Discharge to self radio piece)

Falk (2015)

Overuse of emergency health care services in the United States

Ravikumar (2014)

Do ED closures have an effect on out-of-hospital mortality?

Soskin (2014)

Social Work as SBIRT Instructor to Emergency Medicine Residents

Allred (2013)

Video education piece regarding work-life balance, fatigue mitigation, etc.

Freeman (2013)

Curriculum development for informing adolescents r.e. EtOH/substance use

Brim (2012)

NHAMCS data analysis to determine rate of inhaled corticosteroid prescriptions for pediatric asthma visits

Kanzaria (2012)

Survival analysis of California EDs from 1990-2005 to determine if EDs serving areas with a higher proportion of vulnerable populations have a higher hazard rate of closure

 

Medical Toxicology

Goodnough (2017)

Safety and Efficacy of Physostigmine in Anticholinergic Poisoning: A 10 year Retrospective Review of California Poison Control Cases

Li (2016)

Does 4mg of IV Zofran cause prolonged QTc in the undifferentiated nauseous patient in the Emergency department?

Kwan (2015)

Small group cases on Professionalism for Residency Conference

Levin (2015)

Emergency Physician Adherence to Boxed Warnings of Commonly Prescribed Medications

Wilson (2015)

Intoxicants in Severely Agitated Patients Presenting to SFGH Emergency Department: A Pilot Case Series Study

Repplinger (2014)

A novel quantitative serum drug of abuse screen compared to urine drug screen in ED patients presenting with altered mental status.

Vo (2014)

Social networking and U.S. Poison Control Centers: Their Presence and Dissemination of Information on Facebook

Schaaf (Gertler) (2013)

Root cause analysis of adverse drug events occuring in the ambulatory setting which result in ED visits

Bilotti (2012)

Survey of EM program directors/PEM fellowship directors as self-assessment of tox education curriculum, resources, etc.

 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Foster (2017)

Transition or Transfer: An Evaluation of Adult Patients Presenting to a Free-Standing Pediatric Emergency Department

 

Research

Fu (2017)

Prognostic Value of ST-depression in EKG lead aVL in patients with Inferior ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Beylin (2016)

Implementation of an electronic decision support for CT chest angiography to evaluate for pulmonary embolism

Montoy (2016)

HIV Screening: Defaults and Incentives

Lanning (2015)

A Narrowed Decision Instrument for Selective Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma

Villar (2015)

Timing of early management bundle in severe sepsis and septic shock: prospective cohort study of patients presenting to the ED

Kievlan (2014)

Clinical profiles in injection drug users with infections

Chung-Esaki (2013)

Validation of a prediction tool for endocarditis in injection drug users with fever

Mongelluzzo (2013)

Characterization of ED patients with SSTI

Kea (2012)

CXR-missed injuries found on CT (chest CT decision rule)

 

Ultrasound

Fu (2017)

Prognostic Value of ST-depression in EKG lead aVL in patients with Inferior ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Beylin (2016)

Implementation of an electronic decision support for CT chest angiography to evaluate for pulmonary embolism

Montoy (2016)

HIV Screening: Defaults and Incentives

Lanning (2015)

A Narrowed Decision Instrument for Selective Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma

Villar (2015)

Timing of early management bundle in severe sepsis and septic shock: prospective cohort study of patients presenting to the ED

Kievlan (2014)

Clinical profiles in injection drug users with infections

Chung-Esaki (2013)

Validation of a prediction tool for endocarditis in injection drug users with fever

Mongelluzzo (2013)

Characterization of ED patients with SSTI

Kea (2012)

CXR-missed injuries found on CT (chest CT decision rule)

 

*2012 AODs no longer active:

  • Hippen (Global Health): Qualitative interviews to evaluate trauma data collection in Congo
  • Miss (Wilderness Medicine): Injury patterns to GGNRA visitors