New Years Day Honours 2011

The honorary award of Fellowship of the Utopian College of Emergency for Medicine (F.UCEM)

The first Fifty F.UCEM’s are Grandfather awards for the fifty fondling members who have demonstrated the excellence in their respected fields and uphold the ideals of the Utopian Collegesupremus totus vindicatum haud officium

These lauded individuals have the right to bear the UCEM logo and dancing shoes; to attend the Molvanian Conference and to be included in the UCEM Podcast Directory

International honours (26)

  • ZDoggMD
    for being way funnier than placebo, for providing the ultimate medical school smackdown in a graduation gown, and for not realising his name is actually pronounced Zed-Dogg-MD. [@ZdoggMD] [ZDoggMD]
  • Scott Weingart
    the legend behind and poster boy for the care of the critically ill in the emergency department. Scott receives this award for providing the inspiration for UCEM’s ‘Downstairs Patients, Upstairs!‘ paradigm. [@emcrit] []
  • Mel Herbert
    Emergency medicine edumacator extraordinaire; for giving the world EMRAP, his willingness to embrace trans-gender issues and his love of cream puffs. [@MelHerbert] [EMRAP] [CaptainCortex]
  • Stuart Swadron
    for being able to survive as Mel Herbert’s conjoined twin for so long on EMRAP, for replacing confusing complicity with meaningful simplicity whenever he opens his mouth, and for being Canadian.
  • Aaron Bright
    for having shiny teeth and endeavouring to heal the world through vodcasts [@DocsUnplugged] [DoctorsUnplugged]
  • Ves Dimov
    for towering over the world of medical blogging and social networking like a colossus. [@DrVes] [CasesBlog]
  • Leon Gussow
    recipient of double honours for winning the Staghorn challenge and inspiring UCEM’s Poison Preview project. [@poisonreview] [TPR]
  • Michelle Lin
    for being a crack emergency medicine educationalist and helping MUPPETS and F.UCEMs stay out of academic strife with her amazing blog. [@m_lin] [AcademicLifeInEM]
  • Franz Wiesbauer
    for being one of the Austrian gurus behind 123sonography for bringing echocardiographic happiness to the masses! [@FranzWiesbauer] [123sonography]
  • Thomas Binder
    for contributions to crime scene echocardiography and for reminding the LITFL team of the brilliance of Hans Gruber from ‘Die Hard’. [123sonography]
  • Graham Walker
    for generally being a smart-arse. Ahead of his time, this F.UCEM sets the benchmark for the next generation of Utopian physicians [@GrahamWalker] [MDCalc] [CentralLine] [TheNNT]
  • Billy Mallon
    for generally oozing F.UCEM-ness and for his inordinate ability to start a riot… Whether that be through decrying the ‘medicinification‘ of emergency medicine or claiming that children ARE just small adults
  • Francesca Ambrosini
    for being a tireless supporter of LITFL from Day 1 and for being THE staunchest exponent of UCEM ideals in the world [@fnyc] [InVinoVeritas]
  • Robyn Flach
    for being the co-winner of the Staghorn Challenge and the first F.UCEM who never had to go to medical school, and for proving it’s actually possible to look good in an UCEM T-shirt! [@justrobyn]
  • Anton Helman
    for being Canadian and for giving the world Emergency Medicine Cases [EMC] [EMC Facebook]
  • Mark Crislip
    for being the ‘pus whisperer’ and for doling out a Gobbet O’ Pus with dazzling consistency. [Gobbet O’ Pus]
  • Rob Orman
    for having the ultimate podcast-friendly voice and making the world a better place with ERCast [ERCast]
  • David Newman
    for his adherence to evidence-based puritanism and his deep diving escapades with the SMART EM podcast [SMART EM] [TheNNT]
  • Rob Rogers
    for exemplary execution of the EMRAP Educator’s Edition and flagrantly providing Visual Diagnosis Fun [EMRAP EE]
  • Suman Biswas
    for being a lyricist, vocalist, pianist and Anaesthetist. The nice one from Amateur Transplants. Works include London Underground, Anaesthetist Hymn and Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin [@amateursuman]
  • Mike Winters
    for sounding really cool on EMRAP Critical Care, for scaring the hell out of every F.UCEM on earth with his EMRAP talk on the post-tracheostomy bleeder, and for having actually heard of LITFL. [EMRAP CC]
  • David Thorisson
    for waving the emergency medicine flag in Scandinavia while achieving a state of Priceless Electrical Activity [PEA]
  • Jeffrey Guy
    for finding nothing too hot to handle and for never losing his breath despite pumping out a plethora of podcasts. [@burndoc] []
  • Shadow Fax
    for Movin’ Meat in the world of emergency medicine blogging better than anyone. [Movin’ Meat][@MovinMeat]
  • Bishan Rajapakse
    for applying UCEM principles in Sri Lanka and for giving resuscitation skills to those who need them most. [@TrainTheTrainer]
  • Scanman
    for critiquing LITFL’s radiology posts while most other LITFL readers were still wearing nappies. [@Scanman]

Australasian honours (12)

  • Dave Mountain
    for his unnerving ability to find a camera or TV crew, cock his head to one side and sound vaguely knowledgeable.
  • Trevor Jackson
    for bringing the HTFU mentality to emergency medicine education, reminding us that Jesus Saves, and for providing some funtabulous frivolity.
  • Jim Cooper
    for winning the Essentials iPad and reminding Mel Herbert about his disastrous first marriage to a sheep.
  • Steve Dunjey
    for being the cuddliest, most awesome emergency medicine guru ever!
  • James Rippey
    for services to practicising emergency medicine entirely in the dark and for encourage people to ‘Go West’ and become a Village Person at the Ultrasound Village. [UltrasoundVillage]
  • Michelle Johnston
    for bringing medical conferences into the 25th century! [@Eleytherius]
  • Cliff Reid
    of Resus.ME fame, for managing to excel at providing resuscitation medicine education despite working in the sky, having the attention span of a bullet and thinking that he lives in a cartoon. [@cliffreid][Resus.ME]
  • Robbo
    of BitingTheDust fame, for surviving an accidental verapamil overdose despite the care provided by the LITFL team and for not holding a grudge against his former psychiatric surgeon Egerton Y. Davis IV.
  • Noel Eatough
    for having such a large head… One can only assume that it comes with a commensurate amount of grey matter. [@DrNoelE]
  • Nat Thurtle
    for furthering UCEM principles while combating the lead poisoning epidemic in the Nigeria.
  • Tim Minchin
    for being a musci-comedic genius, for being Western Australian and for creating a Storm wherever he goes. [@timminchin]
  • Conor Hagan
    for services to Emergency Department nutritional awareness and his Nightshift Energy Food.

LITFL Team members (12)

  • Mike Cadogan
    for managing to keep LITFL afloat despite (or because of?) his Welshness, his incomprehensibility to most human beings, his intractable insomnia and his gnat-sized attention span. [Posts] [@sandnsurf]
  • Chris Nockson
    for leaving New Zealand for Australia, thus increasing the average IQs of both countries, and for striving to achieve a complete alphabet of post-nominal letters [Posts] [@precordialthump]
  • Ed Burns
    for services to the artform of ECG interpretation. [Posts]
  • Tim Inglis (aka the MicroGnome)
    for intrepid adventures into field microbiology with Labs Without Walls and manfully accepting the consequences of such actions [@micrognome157] [Micrognome] [Posts]
  • Oli Flower
    for showing that being the recipient of repeated head trauma makes one an ideal candidate for NeuroICU.
  • Kane Guthrie
    for services to nursing, fundamental review, research and literature appraisal [Posts] [@antidoped]
  • Paul Young
    for performing a cost-effectiveness analysis of his own biomechanical fragility, which meant he became a doctor in order to save on his own health costs. If things had turned out differently we wouldn’t have the ICU Mind Maps or the Critical Care Drug Manual. [Posts]
  • Jarrad Hall aka Commander Harrison Biscuit III
    for demonstrating that one can still be a functioning member of society regardless of the severity of one’s impediments. [@CdrHBiscuitIII] [Posts]
  • Tor Ercleve
    for managing to be part of the web-education revolution despite still using BetaMax video tapes and having no idea about BookFace or Twittles. [Posts]
  • Peter Allely
    for surviving so long despite being on a Mafia hit list since his post on ‘The Other SEPSIS‘. [Posts]
  • Tharsa Thillainadesan
    for her Funtabulously Frivolous approach to medical nuances and educational trivia [Posts] [@DorkterT]
  • Sean Rothwell
    for his Wilderness Medicine expertise, love of rugby and overcome the adversity of being born in Queensland  [Posts]

Fucem 2011

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  1. says

    Many thanks for the hono(u)rary New Year’s Geek Salute from Best of The Best and first of it’s kind in Emergency Medicine on the World Wide Web. Cheers to all LITFL and UCEM for a new year filled with more Emergency and Critical Care learning dished out with a side happy enthusiasm!

    • says

      Lyall -- the right is not exclusive -- you can still attend the Molvanian Conference. Indeed, the developers of the defibritazer are counting on it.
      Plus, I have a feeling that you will be in the next Honours list…

  2. says

    If these awards were up to me, each recipient would receive a box of chocolates, flowers, with all costs recouped (thanks to the Iraqi Government) by presenting you with a medal that also sequesters the depleted uranium contaminating the aforementioned country.

    Congratulations all, and Happy New Year!

  3. says

    Thanks so much for the prestigious honour! I feel so lucky to be named amongst the most incredible educators and huge brains. is still in it’s infancy, and I have Life in the Fast Lane to thank for helping spread our Canadian EM perspective to the rest of the world. Your site has been an inspiration to EMC and is full of amazing nuggets of wisdom and hilarity. Keep up the great work!