Emergency Medicine

UNMC to Vietnam – 2015

Bright and early on a Friday last month, Dr. Zeger, our clinical director, Dr. Habrat, a PGY-2 in the program (and future chief), Thanh Nguyen, an APRN in our department, Kathy Morris, a rural ED APRN and educator and I boarded a flight leaving Omaha. Four planes, 3 countries, an unplanned overnight stay in Tokyo and a long bus ride later (travel doesn’t always go… Continue Reading

Plans for the future – Critical Care Fellowship

As my 3rd year draws to a close one of the more frequent questions I get asked is “So, what are your plans for next year?” For both reasons known and unknown I have decided to forego making any money and spend 2 more years of fellowship training in Critical Care Anesthesia. Inevitably the following question is “why?” and as it turns out, the answers… Continue Reading

Bedside Ultrasound in the Emergency Department

We have a very organized ultrasound curriculum at UNMC. During our first year orientation month, we have two days of ultrasound lectures and a hands-on experience with standardized patients organized by our ultrasound director, Dr. Zeger. It is a very low stress environment and a fun experience. Additionally, we have one month during intern year that is dedicated for just learning and applying ultrasound techniques on… Continue Reading