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Podcast of ExBEM

Welcome to the Podcast of ExBem, the podcast of experience based emergency medicine, where dogma is challenged and new ideas born from clinical experience are explored.  If you agree with these ideas, great. If you disagree, all the better...  explain why in the comments section.  The podcast is also available on iTunes and subscriptions are free.

Jun 1, 2022

Emergency physicians report the highest levels of burnout among medical specialities.  So how am I still tolerating and even enjoying (sometimes) going off to work after forty years? On this episode I explain why I've been lucky.

Aug 2, 2018

Although younger emergency physicians may not recognize it, our specialty is under siege. From the perspective of 30 years of practice I discuss how the primary skill which makes a specialists is becoming devalued in a misguided quest help us "improve our practice" by those who have other agendas.

Jul 3, 2018

Pressure is mounting for physician support for "medically assisted treatment" for those with addiction. Unfortunately, in actuality, this strategy results in disease perpetuation, keeping our patients dependent and sick.  True recovery however is possible and enjoyed by millions. In this episode I outline the components...

Dec 31, 2017

In this inaugural episode I discuss the concept of experience based emergency medicine practice. I also offer three important lessons learned from 35 years experience that have been essential in combating burnout.