The Hippo EM Resident Call Room








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Jess Mason and Jenny Farah talk with senior residents from across the country Alicia Kurtz and Jenny Beck-Esmay about the challenges we face as female residents in the emergency department. Alicia Kurtz is a chief resident at UCSF Fresno and president of EMRA. Jenny Beck-Esmay is a chief resident at NYU Bellevue and Co-Editor in Chief of FemInEM. This candid conversation highlights the big things and the subtle things that make being a female doctor simply different.

Direct download: Ep_42_Resident_Call_Room_Being_a_Female_ER_Doc.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 10:05am PST

An interview with Dr. Michelle Storkan about her experience as a wilderness medicine fellow at UCSF Fresno. With your hosts, Drs. Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Ep_41_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_Wilderness_Medicine.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 4:20pm PST

Are you considering a fellowship in international emergency medicine? We interview Dr. Sean Kivlehan about the pros, cons, and whether or not this could be for you. With your hosts, Drs. Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Ep_40_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_International_EM.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 6:46pm PST

Dr. Shira Schlesinger talks about her experience doing an EMS fellowship. With hosts Drs. Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Ep_38_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_EMS.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Dr. Jenny Farah interviews Dr. Talib Omer about his experience as an ultrasound fellow. What are the pros and cons of fellowship? Why ultrasound? With hosts, Drs. Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Ep_37_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_Ultrasound.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 7:58pm PST

An interview with toxicology fellow, Dr. Bryan Corbett, about his fellowship experience so far. Is tox for you? Soul searching starts here. With hosts, Drs. Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Ep_36_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_Toxicology.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 7:57pm PST

Considering a fellowship in Pediatric EM (PEM)? We chat with current fellow, Dr. Margaret Huang from UCSD, about her experience and advice. With hosts, Drs. Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.
Direct download: Ep_35_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_Pediatric_EM.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 7:26am PST

An interview with sports medicine fellow Dr. Stephanie Bailey about the ins and outs of doing fellowship in sports medicine.

Direct download: Ep_34_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_Sports_Medicine.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

An interview with current critical care fellow Dr. Harman Gill. Is a critical care fellowship for you? Many questions get answered about who should do fellowship, where, why, how, and what it does for your career.

Direct download: Ep_33_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowship_in_Critical_Care.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:38am PST

This episode introduces the Fellowships in EM series. Jess and Jenny discuss the pros and cons of doing fellowship, what their plans are, and how we are going to tackle this huge topic over the next several episodes.

Direct download: Ep_32_Resident_Call_Room_Fellowships_in_EM.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:35am PST

Emergency medicine residents Jess Mason and Jenny Farah discuss ideas for what to do during your elective rotations in residency. With guests Danny Choi and Melissa Joseph from LA County USC, Mike Gottlieb from Cook County, and Maggie Sheehy from UIC.

Direct download: Ep_31_Resident_Call_Room_Electives_in_Residency.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 7:31pm PST

A free episode of C3: Continuous Core Content, from EMRAP. Featuring Doctors Stuart Swadron, Mizuho Spangler, Mel Herbert, and introducing Dr. Westphal and Jimmy. Covering the core content of emergency medicine #IAmJimmy

Direct download: Ep_30.1_Resident_Call_Room_Post_Call_C3_AMS.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:46pm PST

Doctors Jess Mason and Jenny Farah provide tips on how to study during your emergency medicine all your spare time.

Direct download: Ep_30_Resident_Call_Room_Studying_in_Residency.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 7:18pm PST

Senior residents Jess Mason and Jenny Farah catch up at Essentials of Emergency Medicine 2015 on what we're learning, where we're going, and if we'll be ready when we get there. It's an honest look at the stories and experiences that shape us as ER doctors.

Direct download: Ep_29_Resident_Call_Room_Progress_Report_EM_Year_3.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:34pm PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview Dr. Mike Weinstock about how EM residents can chart smarter. Then, Jess & Jenny discuss developing their approach to charting and sign out.

Direct download: Ep_28_Resident_Call_Room_Chart_Biopsy.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:27am PST

Mel's pearls on running a smooth code and some amazing stories of the best and worst codes of his career!

Direct download: Ep_27_Resident_Call_Room_Mel_Herbert_and_The_Art_of_the_Code.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 8:43am PST

Our conversation continues with Dr. Tom Waters, team doc in professional sports. And of course, some drama in the ER from Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Ep_26_Resident_Call_Room_Team_Doc_Part_2.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 10:23am PST

An interview with Tom Waters, the team doc for professional sports teams, and an update from Jess Mason and Jenny Farah on being senior residents in emergency medicine.

Direct download: Ep_25_Resident_Call_Room_Team_Doc_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview Rae Nogueira, an ER nurse at the University of Cincinnati, about working together effectively. ED pearls and update from the girls!

Direct download: Ep_24_Resident_Call_Room_Nursing_Interactions.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 8:49am PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview residents and new attendings about their experience with moonlighting, and an update from the girls on becoming senior residents. Learn, laugh, repeat!

Direct download: Ep_23_Resident_Call_Room_July_2015_Moonlighting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am PST

Jess and Jenny review techniques for reducing hip dislocations and why ED residents should be doing these procedures.

Direct download: Ep_22.1_Post_Call_Hip_Reductions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm PST

Jess and Jenny review and discuss techniques for reducing shoulder dislocations.

Direct download: Ep_22_Resident_Call_Room_June_2015_Shoulder_Dislocations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am PST

Somehow this episode, recorded in 2014, escaped us! Kenny Banh, a man with incredible stories, has another great one for us about being a first responder on a bad trauma scene. With hosts Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Post_Call_The_Lost_Episode_of_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah explore the various treatment options for migraines in the ED, with Dr. Pablo Aguilera and guest physicians from MetroHealth Emergency Department.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_May_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah bring you part 2 of our interview with Dr. Bryan Baskin on making smart financial decisions as a resident and new attending. Learn what you can start doing now to make your future more secure.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_April_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am PST

Exciting opportunity for residents to speak at ACEP! Hear the details from Jess & Jenny's guest, Jeff Riddell.

Direct download: Ep_19.1_Post_Call_March_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah bring you an interview with Dr. Bryan Baskin on making smart financial decisions as a resident and new attending. Such an important and too often neglected topic!

Direct download: Ep_19_Resident_Call_Room_March_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah share stories and advice from their ICU rotations in emergency medicine residency.

Direct download: Ep_18_Resident_Call_Room_Feb_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm PST

Guest ob/gyn attending Dr. Alyssa Quimby provides tips on safely treating pain in pregnant patients. With questions and commentary by your hosts and dedicated emergency medicine residents, Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Ep_17.1_Post_Call_Treating_Pain_in_Pregnant_Patients.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah bring you an interview with ob/gyn attending Dr. Alyssa Quimby who covers the top 10 pearls for emergency medicine residents and physicians treating OB patients. This month is jam packed with high yield must know facts!

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_January_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am PST

Emergency medicine residents Jess Mason and Jenny Farah give an update on their 2nd year of residency. Recorded live from Essentials of Emergency Medicine 2014, San Francisco.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_December_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am PST

An interview with Dr. Gerry Maloney about his testimony in the Ariel Castro case, with hosts Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_November_2014_Post_Call.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am PST

An interview with Dr. Michael Weinstock about how residents are not immune from lawsuits, with hosts Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_November_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview Dr. Gerry Maloney on his interaction with the international media after the rescued women held hostage in Cleveland for over a decade are taken to the ED.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_October_2014_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm PST

What should you do when you're the doc with a news camera in your face? Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview NBC health correspondent Monica Robbins and LAC+USC resident Dr. Melissa Joseph.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_October_2013_Part_1-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am PST

Jess and Jenny rant about the new public rankings for emergency medicine residency programs. The girls present the facts and the unified position of all the major EM associations.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_Sept_2014-Post_Call.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am PST

Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview EM attending, Dr. Mizuho Spangler, about her experience being a new mom in residency. We bring this formerly taboo subject into the limelight with an honest conversation about the challenges, fears, and rewards of parenthood as an emergency physician in training.
Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_Sept_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am PST

Wonder what it's like to start your family as a resident? Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview LAC+USC resident Max Fitzgerald and his wife Emily about the joys and challenges of having their first child during intern year. Tune in for part 2 to hear the perspective of female residents. Contributors from MetroHealth & Cleveland Clinic.
Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_August_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am PST

Ilene Claudius, pediatric emergency physician specialist, reviews the techniques and literature for removing foreign bodies from ears, with hosts Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.
Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_August_2014_Post_Call.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am PST

Jess and Jenny share advice from residents all around the country that just finished intern year. Hear how you can survive and thrive in emergency medicine residency. Resident guests from Fresno, LA, Cleveland, DC, Phoenix, and NY!
Direct download: Ep_11_Resident_Call_Room_July_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm PST

Peds EM physician Solomon Behar chats with Jess and Jenny about removing nasal foreign bodies from kiddos. Don't miss these pearls!
Direct download: Ep_10.1_Post_Call_June_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am PST

Exclusive interview with Ryan McGarry, director of this award winning documentary about America's busiest ER!

Direct download: Ep_10_Resident_Call_Room_June_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm PST

Emergency medicine chief residents Bryan Baskin and Matt Roehrs from MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic share their airplane passenger save!
Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_May_2014_Post_Call.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm PST

Jess and Jenny interview Mel Herbert, Stuart Swadron, and Michael Weinstock about emergencies on commercial flights. Drama, laughs, tips, and literature for emergency medicine docs on a plane!
Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_May_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm PST

Guest Kenny Banh from UCSF Fresno guides us through some of the common mishaps in emergency medicine procedures: lumbar punctures, central lines, intubations, and cricothyrotomies. Also a discussion on the article, "Myths in Emergency Medicine" from ACEP News. Learn and laugh with co-hosts and EM residents Jess Mason and Jenny Farah.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_April_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am PST

More with Joan Papp on Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) and handling difficult patients with pain in the emergency department. With her advocacy, new Ohio state law HB 170 was passed legalizing distribution of naloxone by physicians to those at risk for heroin overdose.
Direct download: Resident_Callroom_March_2014_Post_Call.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm PST

Interview with emergency medicine physician Joan Papp and founder of Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone), gives insight into appropriately treating pain in the emergency department. 
Direct download: Resident_Callroom_March_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm PST

Mel Herbert and Aaron Bright share some gems on working with consultants. Jess and Jenny also interview residents at LAC+USC and MetroHealth / Cleveland Clinic to get their advice. 

Direct download: Resident_Callroom_Feb_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am PST

A resident bravely shares his story of how he nearly lost his residency after getting a DUI. Jess Mason and Jenny Farah interview special guest Neil Rifenbark.

Direct download: Resident_Callroom_Jan_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm PST

Mel Herbert and Aaron Bright join Jess and Jenny to discuss the art of interacting with your EM attendings.

Direct download: Resident_Call_Room_Dec_2013_v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am PST

Episode 2: Invasive Exams
Brought to you by the same crew that makes EM:RAP and Hippo Education, this new podcast hosted by Jess Mason and Jenny Farah, follows the trials and tribulations of two emergency medicine interns, our journey through residency, and educational highlights from a resident's perspective.
Episode 2 is all about the invasive exams that make us and our patients uncomfortable.
Dr. Tom Lukens from MetroHealth Medical Center talks about digital rectal exams, and Dr. Ilene Claudius from LAC+USC (and regular EM:RAP contributor) discusses genitalia exams in pediatric patients. We also have an excellent tip of the month from EM resident Hans Steck for difficult chest tubes in obese patients.
Please take a listen, send us your ideas and suggestions, and thanks for letting us talk into your earbuds.
Android and all others:
Thanks, and enjoy!
Jess & Jenny
Direct download: Resident_call_room_Oct_2013_with_intro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am PST

In the inaugural episode of The Hippo EM Resident Call Room, Jess Mason and Jenny Farah discuss their transition to intern year. Interviews with new PGY2, Daniel Mindlin and new attending, Dan Fisher on their transitions.

Direct download: Resident_call_room_Sept_2013_with_intro_ct_out.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm PST