Friday, November 13, 2009

Now for some good news..

Hey Kids! Most of you know of my story. But for a recap...

I left community practice 3 years ago to attempt to create an Emergency Medicine residency program at a large teaching hospital. This was what I wanted to do for the remainder of my career. I've done it before when I was young and figured I could do it again. Especially since it was in a city I love and call home. They had been trying to do this since before the turn of the century..

Well, my efforts were rewarded. I just got ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education) approval for a brand spanking new baby!

We were approved for 13 residents/year. It's the largest Emergency Medicine residency program EVER approved..

Sometimes old folks ROCK!!!!!!!!

20 comments:

  1. OF!!! Congratulations!!! Wonderful to hear of your success!!!

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  2. 13 Residents...Nothin like tempting fate right off the bat, you DO know there were 13 diners at the Last Supper???
    I'd watch out for any pudgy little Palestinians...
    And like they say, those who can't teach, I mean...umm you know what I mean

    Frank

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  3. Dani, my dear, if you're a socialist...this ain't the blog for you. I'm just sayin'...

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  4. Shhh.... Amy.... This could be fun, don't send warnings like this :-)

    Congrats OF! How long did this project take?

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  5. Wow, 13? Starting out with a lucky number. Congrats on the accomplishment!

    GruntDoc

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  6. Those 13 residents are going to be mighty busy folks, when ObamaCare gets enacted and all ERs become Primary Care Central. runny noses, et al.

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  7. Congratulations! Hope it fulfills your expectations. :)

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  8. Congrats, Old! After all you went through, this is great.

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  9. Well done, a difficult task I am sure.

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  10. Congratulations! We need more of us out there! Now - who do you have teaching these Young Grasshoppers?

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  11. Congratulations! Are you accepting resident applicants this year? I'm a long time reader and medical student who's applying to EM programs this year. The more EM spots the better.

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  12. Well here's to ya, Farty! I couldn't be happier for you if I were twins. And I'm also thrilled right down to my size 7s that you're feeling better.

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  13. Well make sure you don't pass any bad habits along to your impressionable residents. According to MSN, you guys check people's wallets before you decide how well to treat them.

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  14. A cynic might suggest that OldFart has his own reasons for surrounding himself with numerous ER docs.

    Not me, mind you; I congratulate him! But, a cynic....

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  15. 我們應該體會與認同一個重要觀念,網路時代企業的經營模式當然要以網路行銷為中心,然而是否所有的企業都要為馬上投入而不惜付出任何代價呢?網路行銷是一種經營模式,既然是經營模式就必然與企業文化、企業傳統有著緊密的聯繫,不切實際的削足適履勢必適得其反,因此"循序漸進"的模式是目前大多數企業的正確選擇。在底層的基礎結構還沒有建好的情況下,想一躍而上實現較高階段是不切實際的。

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  16. How much ya wanna bet those linkies lead to porn or spybots...anybody brave enough to click 'em?

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