Affordable Care Act


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, is the biggest change in health care policy since Medicare in 1965. Despite its importance, very few understand it. This is not surprising given its complexity. Popular news outlets and politicians (on both sides) capitalize on our ignorance by exaggerating, distorting or misrepresenting pieces of it. As health care providers and citizens, love it or hate it, we have a duty to understand it.

Hats off to Dr. Supurna Dutta. Her grand rounds on the PPACA served as inspiration for portions of these videos.

How to present in the Emergency Department

Non-clinical, Presentation

The way we like learners to present can be very different from other specialities.  This post is meant for learners new to the Emergency Department.

Part 1: How Emerg Docs think

Part 2: The EM Presentation


Other resources:

Pocket card with common presenting complaints (courtesy of Dr. Adam Jones-Delcorde): Rules Outs 3.1

Discussion at Academic Life in Emergency Medicine blog

Discussion at Life in the Fast Lane

Supplement to The 3-minute emergency medicine medical student presentation: variation on a theme by Davenport C, Honigman B and Druck J: ACEM_145_sm_DataSupplementS1