Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

14Jun/11Off

Now Enrolling!

Academic research is a tough field to break into.  There are institutional review boards, approval committees, funding requirements, and design hurdles to overcome.  Everyone is overwhelmed starting out.  Medical students, residents - I feel and share your pain.  And you wonder why it costs billions to create, test, and market new drugs...

But hey, good news!  Yours truly just enrolled his first patient in his first real study! This isn't just a review of some data.  We're talking a good, old fashioned "we give you money to let us test stuff on you" study.

Now enrolling!  Look out, world, Dr. Zac is about to make the world a better place!

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  1. !!

    What are you testing on him?

  2. If you are doing any studies on the effects of carbonated ETOH, do let me know!

  3. What kind of research opportunities are available to EM physicians? I like research but don’t want to be examining statistics like patient demographics or risk factors.

  4. A – you name it, you can do it. Honestly, since we see everything, it’s all fair game.

    Our national academic meeting (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, or SAEM) had hundreds of presentations ranging from new ways to test for head bleeds to debunking myths about sepsis.

    My favorite “stats” presentation was correlating Google Flu Trends with actual patient care.

    It’s an exciting field!

  5. I love it, too…and guess what? Our hospital supplies ours, washes, starches them, and we have a locker they put them for us. Sweet, huh??

  6. Crap….posted this on the wrong thread….sorry!!!!!


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