2021 SAEMF/RAMS Medical Student Research Grant - $2,500

"Using Best Practice Advisories to Reduce Cancer Patient Admissions from the ED”

The goal of this project is to investigate an emergency medicine approach to minimizing the large burden of acute unplanned care on oncology costs. We hypothesize that implementation of an electronic-medical-record-based BPA tool in the ED can reduce healthcare resource use by cancer patients and reduce potentially avoidable ED-to-hospital admissions.


  • Somasundaram Shashank, BS

    Shashank Somasundaram, BS

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University