Up your medical education game
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Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami)
Anand completed his medical school training at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School in 2005 and his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Bellevue/NYU Emergency Medicine Program in 2009. He is currently an ABEM board-certified physician with an appointment as an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Dr. Swaminathan is an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. His main interests are in resident education, faculty development, resuscitation, and knowledge translation. He is a deputy editor and conference chair for EM: RAP and the managing editor for EM Abstracts. He is a big believer in and contributor to the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) movement. Dr. Swaminathan is also an associate editor for REBEL EM and REBELCast and a regular contributor to the EM Cases Quick Hits podcast. When not working, Dr. Swaminathan enjoys long-distance running and building Legos with his kids (Matt 12, Maya 9, and Luke 5).
Jessie Werner, MD(@JessWernerMD)
Jessie attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she helped to implement a curriculum for first and second year medical students regarding topics of humanism in medicine. She completed residency at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she was the Resident Editor of the Brown Emergency Medicine Podcast series. She is a founding member of EMRACast, the podcast for the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA), Associate Editor for EMRAP's board review series, CrunchTime, and Editor of EMRAP's CorePendium Spotlight Interviews. Dr. Werner has won several education awards including "The Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award" from Brown University and recognition as a "Positive Champion of the Learning Environment" at Brown University. Dr. Werner's academic interests include medical student and resident education. Her professional goal is to improve the learning experience of rising physicians by making medical education more accessible and creating a culture of support.
Jess Mason, MD(@JessMasonMD)
Jessica Mason earned her medical degree at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and completed her emergency medicine residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed a fellowship in Medical Education at UCSF Fresno where she has served as the Fellowship Program Director and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. She is fortunate to work with Emergency Medicine: Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP) managing the Comprehensive Core Curriculum (C3) podcast, HD video productions, the Crunch Time board review course, and serving as a Deputy Editor for the monthly EM:RAP podcast. She was recently named among EMRA’s 45 Under 45, was honored with California ACEP’s Education Award, and is proud to serve as the conference chair of California ACEP’s AdvancED Conference.
Jacob Avila, MD(@coreultrasound)
Jacob Avila completed medical school in Loma Linda, California, Residency in Chattanooga, Tennessee and an ultrasound fellowship in Lexington Kentucky. During his 4th year of medical school, Jacob was first introduced to bedside ultrasound by Dr. Viam Dinh, who was at that time a senior Emergency Medicine resident. Jacob then matched into the Emergency Medicine residency in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where his ultrasound education was further enhanced by his ultrasound director, Dr. Ben Smith. During residency, Ben and Jacob started working on and subsequently launched the website 5minsono.com, a website dedicated to ultrasound education. After residency, Jacob moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed an ultrasound fellowship under Dr. Matthew Dawson. During that time, Jacob began to lecture nationally and internationally, and in 2019 he earned the 2019 ACEP Rookie Speaker of the Year Award after his debut at the ACEP scientific assembly. In 2019, Jacob and Ben launched www.CoreUltrasound.com, a website that combined Ben’s website (UltrasoundoftheWeek.com), Jacob’s 5minsono website and the Ultrasound Podcast into one comprehensive point of care ultrasound website.
Ben Smith, MD(@UltrasoundJelly)
Ben earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, and completed his emergency medicine residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an award winning international ultrasound educator. He practices emergency medicine at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, where he directs a fellowship for emergency ultrasound. He is an active developer and author of several ultrasound education websites. CoreUltrasound.com is a free open-access ultrasound podcast and blog used by tens of thousands of users monthly. SonoClipShare.com is an ultrasound QA and scan repository that facilitates international education. On these websites he has developed and published multiple free software tools to aid ultrasound educators. Dr. Smith has received several national awards for his contributions to emergency ultrasound, including the ACEP Innovation in Clinical Ultrasound in 2017 and the iAward for Innovations and Impact from the Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships in 2020.
Terren Trott, MD(@tsquaredmd)
Terren is a EM/CC physician who recently completed his critical care fellowship at Cooper Health Hospital in Camden, NJ. Terren trained in Emergency Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky and completed his ultrasound fellowship training under Matt Dawson. He spent a year on the ‘outside’ before committing to critical care. Terren is happy to discuss all things ultrasound, but has a particular interest in resuscitative ultrasound.
some highlights from the course
Building Your Knowledge Foundation - Jacob
Gathering Multimedia - Ben
Top 10 Photoshop Skills - Ben
How to Speak Like a Pro - Swami
Equipment Primer - Jacob
Presentation Creation - Terren
Dissementation Domination - Jacob
How to Zoom Good - Ben
Podcasting - Jessie
Dos and Don'ts of Podcasting - Jess
Website Creation - Ben