EM Far Forward

What is military emergency medicine all about? Many of us know physicians who are in the US Armed Forces, but few of us really know what that really entails. Dr. Rod Fontenette is an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Physician at UC Davis and a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. He joins us to talk about Military EM, including training, emergency and critical care on the front lines (and at 30,000 feet!), and some of the challenges and rewards of choosing this career path. We have so much respect for what Rod and his colleagues do!

Would you (or have you) considered a career in military EM? Do the advantages and rewards outweigh the challenges and sacrifices? We’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on social media at @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com

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Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Roderick Fontenette, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at UC Davis, Lieutenant Colonel US Air Force, Military Associate Program Director UC Davis USAF Integrated Residency Program


UC Davis Emergency Medicine USAF Integrated Residency Program

Medicine + The Military: information about medical careers in the military


Registration is now open for UC Davis Emergency Medicine Update: Hot topics 2019!

November 5-9 at the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii 

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

Dr. Rod Fontenette

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