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CRACKCast & Physicians as Humans on CanadiEM

CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Mar 30, 2020

We are finally back with episode 3 of ClerkCast!

Today we will be talking about ABDOMINAL PAIN with McMaster FRCP EM resident Dr Rakesh Gupta

Key takeaways from this episode include:

1. Thinking outside the GI tract for patients with abdominal pain

2. The importance of a good physical exam

3. What type of imaging is...

Mar 3, 2020

Core Questions: 


  1. What are the three anatomically-distinct zones of the pharynx, and what structures outline their borders?
    1. Ultrasound of the Neck
    2. Lateral neck radiograph
    3. Nasopharyngoscopy
    4. CT Soft Tissues Neck
  2. Describe the utility of the following imaging modalities in the patient with sore throat.
  3. Outline five...

Feb 5, 2020

Core Questions: 


  1. Detail the pertinent points to review when taking the history of a patient presenting with a red and painful eye - Box 19.2
  2. Outline an approach to the ocular physical examination - Box 19.3
  3. Outline the components of the slit lamp examination - Box 19.4 
  4. What signs and symptoms, if present, likely...

Jan 7, 2020

Core Questions: 


  1. What is diplopia and how is it classified?
  2. What four questions help clinicians delineate the potential cause of a patient’s diplopia?
  3. What are the cardinal directions of gaze and how are they tested?
  4. Outline the physical exam for the patient with monocular and binocular diplopia.
  5. Outline the DDx...

Dec 16, 2019

Welcome to ClerkCast! A podcast for medical students by medical students, focusing on cognitive approaches to common EM presentations.

This episode covers how to approach patients with chest pain in the Emergency Department as a medical student with our guest co-host Dr. Shawn Mondoux, staff EM doc at St Joseph's...