My name is Robert Lloyd. I’m an Emergency Medicine trainee in Essex, UK. I’m unashamedly in love with my chosen specialty, golf, (watching) mixed martial arts, and talking loudly in front of large groups.

‘Pondering EM’ is my passion project. I use it as a platform for reflection, idea-sharing, and clinical discussion. I’m particularly interested in #performance#metacognition and #digitalhealth in the context of EM/critical care.

I contribute regularly to the Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ) Blog, and put up links to my EMJ posts on here when they get published.

Please feel free to get in touch if you’re interested in contributing.

Email: ponderingem@gmail.com

Twitter: @PonderingEM

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PonderingEM

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ponderingem/



Dr. Patrick De Barr is a former anaesthetic trainee who has stepped out of the clinical environment and is currently studying for his MBA at Imperial College. Patrick was heavily involved with the website’s design and branding during its inception in 2014, and continues to provide regular consult for creative direction and blog content.

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Dr. Jacob Lentz attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is in his first year at UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Class of 2019. Prior to medical school, Jake worked as a comedy writer for the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show for 8 and a half years. Here at PonderingEM, Jake blogs about his journey through EM residency.


Dr. Katie Knight (@PEMGeek) is a paediatrics trainee in London, currently working at Homerton University Hospital. She has completed 3 years of training in general paediatrics and is now sub-specialising in paediatric emergency medicine. She is passionate about innovative medical education and simulation training in PEM. Alongside occasional paediatric contributions to PonderingEM, she authors the excellent PEMGeek.com, and is on the editorial board for PaediatricFOAM.com.


Dr. John Gilbert (@johnnyg1986) is an EM trainee in the North West of England. His interests are developing world EM and infectious diseases. Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, wine tasting, and brewing the ultimate cup of coffee.


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