me-speakingMy 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/

Regular Contributing Authors:

Jacob Lentz

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. Jake likes to blog about his journey through EM residency, with a predictably heavy dose of humour.

John Gilbert

John (@johnnyg1986) is an EM trainee in the Northwest of England. He is particularly interested in limited-resource/developing world EM. Outside of medicine he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, wine tasting, and most recently, perfecting the ultimate cup of coffee.

Katie Knight

Katie (@PEMGeek) is a Paediatrics EM trainee in London. She is passionate about innovative medical education and simulation training in PEM. In her spare time she designs jewellery and talks about politics. She also authors the awesome PEMGeek.com.


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