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Art of Emergency Medicine

Jul 15, 2020

A classic SAQ for the ACEM Fellowship Written Exam - something that needs to be understood and answered at a high level.  We discuss also a case of diagnostic bias relating to a dissection which makes it interesting.  Check out the SAQ and Xray images on

Jul 8, 2020

In this cast, we have an all encompassing SAQ on Anorexia Nervosa.  We discuss atleast 11 possible SAQ questions one could ask a candidate in this area covering definitions, admission criteria and management.  Link to the associated SAQ document on

Jun 6, 2020

In this cast, we delve into the world of the Admin SAQ - specifically 'Sentinel Events'.  Would you be able to answer an SAQ on this topic right now?  What are the various definitions and categories of Sentinel Events in Medicine? The admin SAQ is the often forgotten area with formulaic approaches.  Don't let this be...

May 7, 2020

This time we venture into the world of toxicology with an agent that is usually dear to our heart - caffeine.  The nectar of emergency medicine is everywhere and can be hidden in a variety of products.  It is not just a simple overdose causing cardiovascular effects.  It can be weird and wonderful being a perfect SAQ...

May 7, 2020

Here we discuss a broad SAQ on Preeclampsia and Eclampsia with emphasis on answering questions also relating to differential diagnoses and variants.  The accompanying SAQ on the website is detailed with other ways this topic could be examined in the fellowship exam.  Check out other episodes and accompanying files on