Six tips for residents looking for that first job | Seeking nominations for State Emergency Medical, Fire, & Transportation Services Board vacancy

John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP

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Summer/Fall Product & Course Catalog

Accepting Nominations for Appointment to State Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Board

Ohio ACEP is seeking an Emergency Physician with an interest in EMS to fill an upcoming vacancy on the State Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Board.

For details, including requirements for consideration, click here. Ohio ACEP members interested in being considered for this appointment should send a brief letter of interest and a CV to the Ohio Chapter ACEP office no later than September 27, 2013. 

ABEM Webinar to Explain How to Qualify for Additional Medicare Reimbursement

ABEM has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) MOC Additional Incentive Program. Participating ABEM diplomates who receive the standard PQRS incentive are eligible to receive an additional 0.5 percent reimbursement for 2013 Medicare billings.

For more information about the requirements and process for receiving the incentive, register for a free ABEM webinar, Wednesday, September 25, from 1-2 pm.

Recent News & Opinion

Why Is “The Ouchless ED” an Idea Reserved for Peds and Geriatrics?—by Richard Bukata, MD, Emergency Physicians Monthly, September 5
Medicine as salesmanship—by Edwin Leap, MD, Emergency Medicine News, September 10

New Member Welcome!

Jessica S Bates
David Anthony Calcara, MD
Daniel Chang, DO
Nicole Sue Cook
Brianna Crosby, MD
Zachary M Downs
Alexander D Dzurik
Brett Ebeling, MD
John Eppensteiner
Justin M Ferrel
Corina Freitas, MD
Phil M Grahlfs, DO
Alexis Rose Hausfeld, MD
Lindsey Diane Hogle, MD
Ashley Brooke Ivkovich, MD
Peter G Kamhout, MD, FACEP
Frank James Kearse, DO
John Latorre
Brian L Miller
Derek C Moore, DO
Mary E Postel
Michael Brooke Roesch, MD
Robin Rosenblatt, DO
Andrew C Rudawsky
Elizabeth Runcie, DO
Tyler J Weese
Kathleen Yip

President's Message

'Tis the Season: Six tips for residents on finding a job while staying sane

The job hunting season for those finishing their 3 or 4 year stints as Emergency Medicine residents is in full swing. The security and safety of one’s residency program will soon be gone, and a real, honest-to-goodness full time job will begin. So please allow me the opportunity afforded by the bully pulpit of the President’s Column to offer some words of advice to the residents in their final year of the program.

Let me begin by telling you why this column came about. I was speaking with a couple of 3rd year residents and their spouses the other evening. [Read more]

Ohio's Council Delegation—Your Voice at ACEP Council

On October 12 and 13, ACEP members from all over the country will gather in Seattle for the 2013 ACEP Council meeting, and the Ohio delegation of Councillors and Alternate Councillors will be on hand to represent Ohio ACEP and its members. 
2012 Councillors and Councillor Alternates hard at work in Denver 2012 Ohio Delegation showing their Ohio ACEP spirit

Each year, Council meets for two days in conjunction with the College’s annual Scientific Assembly to deliberate and vote on Board of Directors candidates, potential changes to ACEP Bylaws and proposed Resolutions that—if adopted—will guide ACEP initiatives, allocate funds and set policies in the coming years. 

Councillors serve as your voice to National ACEP. [Read more]

Member Kudos

Creagh Boulger, MD and Lydia M. Sahlani, MD, whose poster and abstract presentations were accepted at the Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education in Columbia, South Carolina
Marcel J. Casavant, MD, FACEP, who contributed to the study, “A 9-State Analysis of Designer Stimulant, ‘Bath Salt,’ Hospital Visits Reported to Poison Control Centers,” which was published in the September edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey M. Caterino, MD, FACEP, whose study, “Discordance between patient report and chart review of risk factors for antimicrobial resistance in ED patients,” was published in the September edition of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Marcus Romanello, MD, FACEP, who was named a TeamHealth Medical Director of the Year for 2013

Vicken Totten, MD, FACEP, for being presented with the ACEP Teaching Award for 2013

If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!

Members in the News

Michael Argus, MD, who was quoted in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Cincy Biz Blog post, “Here's how a Cincinnati ER cut its wait time by 70 percent
David F. Baehren, MD, FACEP, whose commentary, “Now You’re Just Being Absurd,” was published in the September edition of ACEP News
Gillian A. Beauchamp, MD, whose article, “The Deadly Overdose Risks,” was published in the August/September edition of EM Resident
Kellie Kirkpatrick, MD and Thomas Waters, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Submersion Incidents,” was published in the August issue of ACEP News
Howard Mell, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the Columbus Dispatch article, “Doctors praise drug that slows bleeding
Vicken Totten, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Development of emergency medicine in Europe” appeared in the May 2013 edition of Academic Emergency Medicine

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

Ohio ACEP Meets With Ohio Medicare CGS Medical Director

Ohio ACEP physicians with special interest and expertise in billing, coding and compliance gathered on September 11th with Reimbursement Task Force Chair, Dr. David Chauvin, to meet with Ohio Medicare CGS medical director, Dr. Earl Berman. Participating physicians included Drs. Steven Blaha, Michael Choo, David Chauvin, Hamilton Lempert, John Lyman and Jonathan Siff. Requested by Dr. Berman, this meeting was to initiate a relationship between CGS and Ohio ACEP with a goal to increase CGS-emergency physician communication. [Read more]

The Word Is Out: Ohio ACEP's EM Board Review Is Among the Best Offered Anywhere!

Another successful Emergency Medicine Board Review Course is in the books. We’re proud to report that emergency doctors from all over the country traveled to Columbus to attend the August offering of our acclaimed EM Board Review. 36 states and Puerto Rico were represented, and over 76% of the attendees came from outside Ohio. Emergency physicians from five foreign countries also attended, coming from as far away as Australia!

Ohio ACEP Members Speaking at New Speakers Forum at Scientific Assembly

Dr. Tom Tallman to Share His Experience with Spinal Injury
On Wednesday, October 16, Ohio ACEP Board Member, Dr. Tom Tallman, will take part in the New Speakers Forum at Scientific Assembly in Seattle. Dr. Tallman’s presentation, “On My Feet Again; Adventures in Spinal Cord Recovery,” is a personal reflection on suffering a spinal cord injury, from recovery and frustration, to therapy and hope. Dr. Tallman's 15-minute talk will happen some time during the 8-11 am block of presenters.
Dr. Howard Mell to Speak About the Future of EMS
Dr. Howard Mell, Medical Director of the City of Newark, Division of Fire/EMS, will also be presenting at the New Speakers Forum. During his speech, entitled “Ahead of the Cutting Edge in EMS: What Your Paramedics Will Be Using In 5 Years,” Dr. Mell will examine trends, practices and equipment that will soon be standard at many EMS departments across the nation. Dr. Mell's 15-minute presentation will happen some time during the 12:30-2:30 pm block of presenters.
If you are attending Scientific Assembly this year, please consider stopping at New Speakers Forum to hear these Chapter members speak!

ER Wait Times and ER Visits – ACEP Video

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released data on hospital wait times and has made the information available to the public on their website, where users can search and compare hospital wait times by geographic location and hospital name. Aside from its value to individual patients, the data offers an important look into hospital wait time trends nationwide. Check out ACEP’s great story on the subject.

And here in Ohio, Dr. Michael Argus was quoted in a Cincinnati Business Courier blog post on how Mercy’s Anderson Hospital drastically cut its emergency department wait time.

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