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 of people.

‘Pondering EM’ is my passion project.

It’s a blog about all things Emergency Medicine. The bulk of the site’s content is case-based discussion with bread-and-butter learning points for the ED doctor. It’s also a platform for reflective practice, sharing of ideas, and commentary on the EM/critical care landscape.

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

Pondering EM is a collaborative project, so please feel free to get in touch if you would like to contribute.

Email: ponderingem@gmail.com

Find me on Twitter: @PonderingEM

Facebook page: www.facebook.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.


Patient confidentiality will never be breached, and the details of cases discussed will always be modified appropriately.

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