EM Basic is made for medical students and emergency medicine interns to review the basics of emergency medicine.  Each podcast starts exactly how a patient interaction in the ED starts- with a chief complaint.  From there, we’ll go over the important points of the patient’s history and physical exam, the workup, and the basic treatment and disposition of each chief complaint that you will encounter in the ED all in ~30 minute easy to digest audio podcasts.

You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.  If you aren’t using iTunes, you can also download all of the episodes via zip files on the Podcast Archive Page.

About me

Stephen Carroll CSR 2016 Credentials Photo

My name is Steve Carroll and I graduated from the Emergency Medicine Residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center (formerly Brooke Army Medical Center) in 2012.  After 2 years at Fort Hood, TX I returned to my residency program as core faculty.  After finishing my military commitment in the summer of 2016, I moved to Atlanta Georgia where I am currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with Emory University working at Grady Hospital.  My academic interests are in medical education and airway management.  I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia where I was an EMT-B for 10 years before starting residency.  I went to Notre Dame (GO IRISH!) for undergrad followed by medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  In my free time I enjoy crossfit, SCUBA diving, and playing with Nellie and Allie, a Rottweiler mix and a Lab mix whom my wife and I adopted from an animal shelter.


This blog and podcast is dedicated to those whom have mentored and taught me throughout the years- especially when I first started out.  You know who you are and for that, I thank you.