Legal Part 1: A subpoena is not a party invitation

For most physicians, talk of court, lawyers, or subpoenas brings on a rush of anxiety. The medical and legal worlds can overlap in many ways. In this five part series, we’ll cover everything from the basics, to being a percipient or expert witness, to the dreaded malpractice lawsuits. Joining us as Guest Host, is Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.

This first episode is a sort of legal 101. We discuss the basics of the legal system and what what EM Physicians need to know.

What kinds of experiences have you had with the legal system? Please share! Tag us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or reach out via email, or connect through our website, Encourage your friends and colleagues to listen and share their perspective, too!

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

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

Guest Host:

Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine and EMS Fellowship Director at UC Davis


Chris Ore, Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County and Supervisor of the Child Sexual Assault Unit 


Law 101 for Experts: Understanding the Legal System  (Expert Institute)

ACEP Medical-Legal Resources


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

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