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Filmology: NML Medical Movie Nights: Code Black

This guide provides information and links to additional resources for films screened as part of the Filmology - NML Medical Movie Nights series.

Code Black



  Thursday, April 16, 2015 : 5:30 - 8:30pm

    USC Health Science Campus

   Aresty Auditorium @ Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower (NRT)

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   Free pizza, cookies, & bottled water

   Discussion to follow.

   Free admission - Click here to RSVP


 Runtime: 78 min     

This award winning documentary provides a doctor's-eye view into America's busiest Emergency Department - "C-Booth," Los Angeles County Hospital's legendary trauma bay.  Physician Ryan McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic, young doctors-in-training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system. Learn more about the film at CODE BLACK. 

Screening of the film to be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Edward Newton, Chair Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Dr. Jamie Eng.

Trailer for Code Black

Learn more about the film


Below you will find links to some of the more well known Emergency Medicine journals.  This list is not exhaustive.

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USC - Department of Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) is an autonomous clinical and academic department within the LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. It has the responsibility for initial triage, evaluation, management, and disposition of up to 500 patients daily, including a complete spectrum of adult and pediatric medical and surgical conditions.

Established in 1971, it is one of the longest running residency programs in the history of Emergency Medicine.  View the resources below to learn more about the DEM. 


Dr. Edward Newton, Chair
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

As department chair, Newton has led 48 full-time USC faculty, 60 voluntary or part-time faculty, and 68 residents, and provided administrative direction to a wide range of Los Angeles County employees working in the Emergency Department at the LAC+USC Medical Center.

His term as chair saw the integration of the emergency medicine private practice into the University of Southern California and the transition from the old county facility to the new state-of-the-art Level 1 trauma center. (HSC Weekly) Click here to learn more about Dr. Newton.

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Dr. Jamie Eng

After completing medical school, Dr. Eng completed her residency training in emergency medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center. During residency, she was the co-leader in several inter-departmental initiatives to improve wait times and ED throughput for specific patients presenting in the ER, such as orthopedics, ophthalmology and gynecology. 

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History of Emergency Medicine

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Global Perspective

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Legal History

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PubMed Articles

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