The Best Emergency Medicine Resources
on the Web
★ = must see
Emergency Medicine Podcasts / Vodcasts:
EM:RAP audio ★ – Highly-recommended monthly podcast hosted by Mel Herbert and Stuart Swadron. Free to EMRA members via their website. Over 8000 subscribers.
EM:RAP TV ★ – free resource for all. Excellent videos.
EMRAP: Educators Edition – free resource on how to become better teachers
EMRAP: Critical Care – podcast on Critical Care in the Emergency Department,
hosted by Mike Winters, Robert Rodriguez and Peter DeBlieux. ($60/year)
ERCast ★ – educational and entertaining podcast by Rob Orman, also available on itunes.
EMCrit Podcast ★ – podcast (available on itunes) by emergency medicine intensivist Scott Weingart. Also see his blog.
Emergency Ultrasound Podcast ★ – excellent podcast and apparently the first of its kind. Available on itunes.
EMCast – monthly 90-minute podcast on Emedhome ($99/year), hosted by Amal Mattu.
USC Grand Rounds Live – available on livestream, Thursday mornings (Pacific time).
Annals of Emergency Medicine podcast – provides highlights of key articles from the monthly journal
Focus On – a podcast by ACEP, also available via iTunes. Covers a variety of topics.
Chicago Toxcast – an interesting monthly toxicology podcast
University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine Podcast – available via iTunes, made by the EM department at Iowa.
Audio-Digest Emergency Medicine – expensive monthly audio CME
Emergency Medicine Cases – monthly audio discussion from Canada about a wide range of emergency medicine topics.
Doctors Unplugged – new blog by a group from USC, including Mel Herbert.
Emedcentral – a promising new portal to Emergency Medicine, with user-generated videos, lectures, blogs, documents, and images. Registration is free.
MDCalc ★– website with medical equations, scores, calculators, made by an EM physician.
Epocrates Online ★ – just like the PDA version, but on your browser
MicroMedex – good pharmacopeia, with excellent toxicology information
eMedicine (EM) ★– eMedicine Online EM textbooks
Johns Hopkins Antibiotics Guide – excellent antibiotic reference website
VisualDx – great way to diagnose dermatologic emergencies
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics – online orthopedics text
ToxED – toxicology information for emergency medicine providers (site-license required)
UpToDate (Emergency Medicine) – this resource now has an EM section!
The EM Intern Survival Guide – from Christ Advocate by Dr. Sudip Bose
Pepid – emergency medicine clinical suite (subscription)
Skyscape – collection of emergency medicine references (subscription)
Medscape Emergency Medicine – online full journals and textbooks. Offers free CME.
Acetadote Calculator – from acetadote.net, also includes an inservice video
Emergency Medicine Lectures, Videos, Talks:
acep-emedhome.com ★ – great EM educational resource with hundreds of hours of video for $79/year. Includes previous ACEP scientific assembly videos. Free for residents with membership to AAEM.
FreeEmergencyTalks ★ – great repository of emergency medicine talks (mp3 format), many by nationally-renowned speakers, put together by Dr. Joe Lex at Temple University.USC Essentials Online ★ –videos of lectures from one of the largest EM conferences organized by Mel Herbert ($49/year)
EM:CORE Content ★ – compilation of the best videos from EMRAP and USC, again from the Mel Herbert empire ($99/year for residents)University of Wisconsin--Madison Video Library – selection of Emergency Medicine, EMS, and Critical Care videos. Also see their EM Grand Rounds on itunes.
ALL LA Conference – another excellent collection of videos, these are free.
Emergency Department Lecture Series from Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.
University at Buffalo (SUNY) Emergency Medicine Videos – includes videos of recent Grand Rounds as well as Inservice Reviews, Ultrasound, and other topics.
UCSF Virtual Emergency Medicine Lecture Series
Emergency Medicine Cardiac Research and Education Group (EMCREG) videos (free) – great talks on cardiovascular and neurovascular emergencies, but may be biased due to industry sponsorship.
Open Access Emergency Medicine Talks – contains most of the talks from FreeEmergencyTalks as well as some older talks (note: no password required--just click 'cancel' when you get to the password prompt)
FERNE lectures – collection of neurological talks from FERNE (Foundation for Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies
High-Quality Medical Education Website (hqmeded) – nice collection of lectures (including procedure videos) from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Emergency Medicine Abstract Services
Emergency Medical Abstracts ★ – summary on new research and EBM, hosted by Rick Bukata and Jerry Hoffman. Great way to keep up with the literature. Free for residents.
KeepingUpinEM ★ – produced by Vanderbilt faculty twice a month, this podcast reviews the current emergency medicine literature (free for now).
Journal Watch Emergency Medicine – from the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine. Editor is Ron Walls, MD, from Harvard.
EMReports.com – biweekly publication on the latest advances and research in emergency medicine.
Year Book of Emergency Medicine – complication of abstracts from most significant papers relevant to emergency medicine, sourced from over 500 publications.
Emergency Medicine Subscription Sites
EM Sono - costs $80/6-weeks or $249/year for residents
Access Emergency Medicine – the ultimate subscription website, but at $595 one of the most expensive. But you get access to most all the books/references you need.
CMEdownload.com – for $295/year, you can buy an access pass to view a ton of videos
Pepid – approximately $170/year for Emergency Physician Suite, available in multiple platforms
MDConsult – comprehensive reference website that links to books and journals
UpToDate – comprehensive continually updated medical reference
ProcedureConsult -- sister site of MDConsult. They have over 30 videos on emergency medicine procedures
ExpertConsult – another sister site of MDConsult. Provides access to textbooks, such as Rosen's 2-volumes and the Roberts' procedure book.
Emergency Medicine Reports – paid subscription newsletter
Residency book list – compilation of some good EM books for residents, posted on Amazon
EMRA/ACEP bookstore – books discounted for EMRA members
Emergency Medicine E-books - list of e-books available for sale from ebooks.com
University of Virginia Radiology Tutorial ★– excellent radiology resource. Read, in particular, the skeletal, head, abdomen, and chest sections
EMPACS – excellent repository of emergency medicine films. Also has a great CT tutorial. Registration is free.
Wayne State Radiology Teaching Files
Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine
The Number Needed to Treat ★ – new website made by Graham Walker, MD, who also brought us MedCalc. Example: NNT for ASA during STEMI is 42.
Cochrane Library ★ – International collaboration that provides systematic reviews based on existing clinical studies. It brings clinical evidence to decision making.
EBMedicine – a website dedicated to improving patient care using evidence-based medicine. Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine – a evidence-based medicine resource for emergency physicians
Best Bets – a British evidence-based medicine website
Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound (EMBU) Education Site
Sonoguide - great ultrasound guide for emergency physicians
Emergency Ultrasound Course - Online and Onsite learning
The inservice exam consists of 225 questions (of which 25 questions are experimental) and is administered over 4.5 hours on the last Wednesday in February.
Intrainingprep ★– for only around $50, this website offers a basic preparation video lasting 12 hours
PEER VII ★– gold-standard in-service preparation questions. PEER VI is also a great resource, but no longer published. PEER VII is more representative of the actual exam.
Board review books – list of some good EM board review books, posted on Amazon
National Emergency Medicine Board Review Course ★– excellent 3.5 day course given in Las Vegas (video and audio versions are available for sale, but expensive)
Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Review (EMR) Course – another great course, given in Columbus, Ohio. NEMBR and Ohio EMR are supposed to be the two best.
1000 Questions – online question bank. Requires password which comes with the book.
Med-Challenger – widely used web-based and CD-based question set, but expensive.
EMRA Preparing for the Boards article – rates some resources available a few years ago
Dr. Carol Rivers' Board Review – was once the gold-standard review for the written boards. It is over 1300 pages long, in outline format. Now back in publication and available through OHACEP.
CORD tests – made by the Council of Residency Directors. There are close to 2000 questions available. Some of the questions aren't great, but it's a free resource.
University at Buffalo (SUNY) Emergency Medicine Board Review Lecture – .Dr. David Pierce does a great 3-hour high-yield lecture that you can watch in the final days of your studying.
Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (2009) – unlike Jeopardy!, the boards test you on a finite amount of knowledge, which is outlined in this "EM Model" and serves as the basis for all ABEM exams
"Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated"
Review courses: AAEM ICEP PaCEP Ohio ACEP
The University of Maryland YouTube videos:
UMEM Oral Board Review Case 1
UMEM Oral Board Review Case 2
UMEM Oral Board Review Case 3
Oral Board Pearls
ABEM Oral Examination Candidate Orientation Video
Direct Link on YouTube
Adult medical resuscitation (45)
Cardiac pacing (6)
Chest tubes (10)Procedural sedation (15)
Cricothyrotomy (3)Dislocation reduction (10)
Lumbar Puncture (15)
Arthrocentesis of knee
Basic splinting techniquesOttawa Emergency Medicine video
Basic laceration repairVertical mattress
Arterial lineSlit Lamp Use
NEJM - Videos in Clinical Medicine ★(log-in required)
Youtube also has many videos, of variable quality, on various procedures
* intranet link for NEJM (works only on-campus)
Life in the Fast Lane ★– “Emergency Medicine Blog, vernacular insights and health 2.0 reasoning”
The Central Line ★– “Sharing the ideas, opinions and experiences of emergency physicians” hosted by ACEP
Academic Life in Emergency Medicine ★– "Collaborating, meeting, and learning from inspiring people in the academic world of EM"
Movin’ Meat – "The accidental blog of a semi-accidental ER doc living in the Pacific Northwest."
Blogborygmi – "A digest of developments in the life of an emergency medicine physician"
GruntDoc – "Ramblings of an emergency physician in Texas"
ACEP ★ (American College of Emergency Physicians) – emergency medicine's premier specialty society formed in 1969 with more than 21,000 members
EMRA ★ (Emergency Medicine Residents' Association) – an independent organization that serves the interests of residents and medical students, with more than 8000 members
TNCEP (Tennessee College of Emergency Physicians) – Tennessee's chapter of ACEP
SAEM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) – an organization dedicated to emergency medicine's academic environment in research, education, and health policy
AAEM (American Academy of Emergency Medicine) – a democratic specialty society of Emergency Medicine.
ABEM (American Board of Emergency Medicine) – one of twenty-four specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties
Annals of Emergency Medicine ★ (3.755) - Official Journal of ACEP
Academic Emergency Medicine (2.46) - Official Journal of SAEM
Journal of Emergency Medicine (0.778) - Official Journal of AAEM
Emergency Medicine Magazine – "The Practice Journal for Emergency Physicians"
Emergency Physicians Monthly – "The Independent Voice for Emergency Physicians"
Emergency Medicine News – "Emergency Medicine's Only Independent News Magazine"
Glascow Coma Scale
AAST Injury Scales by Organ
Consensus definition of ALI/ARDS
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Trauma in Pregnancy
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
AAN Brain Death Criteria
ABA Criteria for Referral to a Burn Center
Consensus definition of SIRS/Sepsis
ACEP Sepsis Section
IHI Sepsis Resusitation Bundle
Multiple Urgent Therapies in Sepsis (MUST) Protocol
Surviving Sepsis Campaign
ED Management of Septic Shock (Early Goal Directed Therapy)
ACEP Research information
SAEM Research information
SAEM Grant information
UTCOM Chattanooga Research
UTCOM Research Manual
UTCOM Chattanooga EM Research
Erlanger Scientific Review Committee
Erlanger IRB ; Erlanger IRB forms
Greg Henry Video: Preparing for a Deposition (free)
Greg Henry Video: Top Ten Documentation Mistakes (free)
Best states: CO, TX, KS, GA, SC, ID, MT, AK, CA
MACEP Risk Management Course (free)
Emergency Medicine and Malpractice (from MCG) [pdf]
SAEM Resources for Medical Students
SAEM Residency Catalog
ACEP Residency Program Directory (with website links)
AMA FRIEDA Residency Program Search
EMRA Medical Student Pearls
NRMP Match Statistics/average USMLE scores (EM on page 57)
Academic Career Guide
Tennessee Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)
Wilderness Medical Society
Chattanooga Medical Society
Chattanooga, TN, USA
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