The State of EM

In our September episode, The Alexandria Plan, we journeyed back through the fascinating history of Emergency Medicine with some of the founders of our specialty. This month’s episode follows on, exploring the present state of EM. We talk with current leaders and visionaries, Dr. Aimee Moulin, Dr. Gillian Schmitz, Dr. Cherri Hobgood, and Dr. J Adrian Tyndall, about the role of EM and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed us. We then delve into some of the major issues facing our specialty, and where we go from here. Stay tuned for part three of this series where we’ll discuss the future of emergency medicine!

How has COVID changed EM for you, and what do you see as the big issues facing our specialty? Share your thoughts with us on social media @empulsepodcast, or through our website,

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

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


Dr. Aimee Moulin, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry, and Behavioral Health Director, at UC Davis; previous California ACEP President, Director of California Bridge

Gillian Schmitz, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Emergency Physician at Brooke Army Medical Center

Dr. Cherri Hobgood, Professor and Past Chair of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University Form Chair of the Board of ACEP, and previous President of SAEM

Dr. Joseph Adrian Tyndall, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Interim Dean of the College of Medicine, Associate Vice President for Academic and Strategic Affairs for University of Florida Health, and Immediate Past Chair of the Florida chapter of ACEP


The Alexandria Plan

COVID-19: Emergency Medicine Physician Empowered to Shape Perspectives on This Public Health Crisis.

Gaeta C, Brennessel R. Cureus. 2020 Apr 1;12(4):e7504. doi: 10.7759/cureus.7504. PMID: 32257730; PMCID: PMC7117614.

Anyone, Anything, Anytime – a History if Emergency Medicine (2nd edition) by Dr. Brian Zink

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