Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Should I do combined EM/IM residency?

If you ask most people who trained in just Emergency Medicine they will tell you that EM/IM training is not necessary.  They may even look at you funny for voluntarily doing more ward medicine months.

As an advisor, my best "pro" for dual training was that it left open the option for Board Certification in Medical Critical Care.  With that pathway now open to those who train solely in EM prior to Critical Care Fellowship, I have had to reevaluate who I recommend EM/IM too.

But instead of listening to me, take a look at what Dr. Matt Astin had to say about his own experience over at Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.  

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