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Development of the specialty of emergency medicine in Israel: comparison with the UK and US models
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    • Pinchas Halpern, Emergency Department Chair
    • Other Contributors:
      • Yhezkel Waisman , Ivan Steiner

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Menon for his thoughtful understanding of our solution to the development of EM in our country. We find it interesting that he believes that the system we developed out of necessity is potentially applicable to the UK and other countries with similar models.

    We would like to thank Dr Gaber for his insightful questions, and will attempt to answer them one by one.

    First we...

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    Back to the future-superspecialisation in ED

    Dear Editor

    I think the model the Israeli medical services had adopted in the development of emergency medicine is brilliant and something we should deliberate adopting as modelling for the future of emergency medicine. It's not a new idea as the Casualty Surgeons in the UK and countries affiliated to this model in other parts of the world did way back in the 1960's develop as a group of specialist orthopaedic sur...

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    Convincing senior doctors to train in EM

    Dear Editor

    Dr Halpern's article about the development of EM training in Israel is quite informative and can be relevant to many other countries in the middle east.

    However, I would like to enquire about how senior physicians who are already trained in their respective specialties and run their own private clinics were persuaded to leave all that and enter another 2.5 years of EM specialist training - th...

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