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What With All You ER Docs Starting Things?

Everywhere I look, there's another ER application.

When I'm at a cocktail party, one of the questions I get asked the most is , "What made you become an ENT doctor?" My thought is that medical students make their career decisions based on a lot of factors, but perhaps the one that stands out the most is the "personality" of the specialty they choose.  Take the following quiz by matching the word with the specialty:

A. Jock                                            A. Cardiothoracic surgeon

B. God                                            B. Psychiatrist

C. Looking for answers                  C. ENT doc

D. Geeky gadgeteer                       D. Orthopod

E. Life Styler                                   E. Emergency Medicine Specialist

One of the great things about working with SoPE ( is I get to hear about a lot of great innovative ideas. Lately, it seems, I've met more ER docs with great ideas than I can recall.

One ,, assigns pre-med scribes to ER docs to enter data into the EMR, thus making them more efficient.  Another,, is a mobile health triage app that directs patients to the right place at the right time, and even gives you wait times in the ER or ambulatory facility you choose. Another ER doc wants to revisit an old infatuation with marine biology and commercialize products that come from the sea. As we all know by now, Bledsoe created this website and runs medical conferences looking for polar bears in Canada.

What's with these people? Can any of you out there help me understand this?

I think the rest of us can learn a lot from these life-stylers. Give yourself a present if you got that answer right.


Reader Comments (2)

haha. ** like **

We're all borderline manic and the fact that we work shifts allows us more time to experiment with our ideas. I'll have to check out the websites of the other Emergency Medicine folks you mentioned-- looks good.

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