About the Editors

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Jeffery Hill, MD M.Ed

Assistant Professor,
Assistant Residency Director
University of Cincinnati, Department of Emergency Medicine


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Ryan LaFollette, MD

Assistant Professor,
Assistant Residency Director
University of Cincinnati, Department of Emergency Medicine

Flight Physician / Retrievalist, UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care


Bill Hinckley, MD FACEP CMTE

Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati, Department of Emergency Medicine

Flight Physician / Retrievalist & Air Medical Director, UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care
Immediate Past President, Air Medical Physician Association


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We dedicate ourselves to creating a vibrant, multimodal, and supportive learning environment that fosters the acquisition of knowledge, the clinical application of that knowledge, and life long learning skills necessary to becoming a master clinician.

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We are committed to producing high quality educational material.  Any and all material posted to the site is reviewed by the editors prior to it's publication.  Whenever possible a pre-publication peer review process is used.    Similar to the process outlined by Thoma, et al (1), prior to publication edits and comments to posts in process are solicited from expert peer reviewers.  To be considered an expert peer reviewer, the individual should meet one of the following criteria:

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  1. Thoma, B., Chan, T., Desouza, N. & Lin, M. (2014) Implementing Peer Review at an Emergency Medicine Blog: Bridging the Gap Between Educators and Clinical Experts. CJEM. 16(0), 1-4. DOI: 10.2310/8000.2014.141393