2022 - 2023 Education Committee Leader Spotlight

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Joe-Ann Moser, MD MS, Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Joe-Ann Moser.jpgProgram:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To instill in residents, fellows, and medical students the passion and confidence to be educators in the ED (there is no person, place or situation that cannot be made better by some learning!) and to then give them the tools they need to carry out that teaching.

Why get involved in a professional society? EMRA and other professional societies are a wonderful way to meet people with similar interests and to understand the issues that the field of Emergency Medicine as a whole is currently grappling with. Medical school and residency are difficult time periods in our lives, and being a part of something outside my day-to-day bubble has also provided a nice reminder of why I choose this path.

What is something people don't know about you? I learned English from the TV show ER and subsequently developed a fear of blood at the tender age of five

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: A writer of historical nonfiction or an event planner (because both require careful attention to timelines)

What's the last non-textbook you read? The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - I highly recommend!

 

Moira Smith, MD, MPH, Chair-Elect of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Moria Smith.jpgProgram: University of Virginia Health System

Your goal as an EMRA leader: My goal as an EMRA leader is to support our members during training and to help each other become the best emergency physicians we can be. This includes creating high quality educational content as well as putting on fun events like Quiz Show at CORD. I want to build a community of emergency physicians who feel supported and empowered to lead in their own communities.

What is something people don't know about you? Just prior to starting medical school, my Mom and I took my grandparents to visit a distant relative--and discovered they had my great uncle's violin which had been "lost" for about 30 years. I now play with a violin that was made at the turn of the 20th century.

What's the last non-textbook you read? Projections by Karl Deisseroth and Atomic Habits by James Clear

Kunj Bhatt, MD, Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

kunj Bhatt.jpgProgram: The Mount Sinai Hospital

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To introduce new ideas to the committee as well as increase the accessibility of EM-based educational resources to residents and medical students

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: I think I "would want" to be a manager of a professional (basketball) sports team

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Eating multiple small snacks throughout the night

What's on your playlist? Love podcasts like True crime and The NYT Daily

Parth Gandhi, DO, Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Parth Gandhi.jpgProgram:Christiana Care

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Advocate for our fellow residents and continue to work towards enhancing opportunities for residents around the country.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Either a Chef or a struggling Bollywood actor (haha)

What's the last non-textbook you read? Will (the Will Smith autobiography).

Courtney Kein, MD, Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Courtney Kein.jpgProgram: University of Cincinnati

Your goal as an EMRA leader: My goal as an EMRA leader is to create and distribute resources that will help members reach their potential as educators to better serve our patients and those behind us in the educational pathway.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: A dance teacher and choreographer

Favorite life hack for night shifts: A great breakfast to look forward to at the end!

What's the last non-textbook you read? "Beautiful World, Where Are You" by Sally Rooney

Eric Medrano, Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Eric Medrano.jpgProgram: University of Toledo Emergency Medicine

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To help provide emergency medicine bound medical students and residents the educational resources necessary to become strong compassion physicians. I am excited to work alongside equally passionate education committee members and leaders to bring these ideas to life.

What is the best advice you've ever received? "A sharped axe cuts more wood". Being a physician can be an extremely stressful career. It’s easy to get burnt out trying to get through life with a blunt axe. However, there is a huge benefit in taking time to reflect and rest, not only in regard to our own mental health, but also in our own personal and professional lives.

Top 3 traits of a great leader:
1. Introspective
2. Compassionate
3. Determined

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Getting a good workout before working nightshift pumped on preworkout and punk rock tunes. 🤘

Number of apps on my phone: 58 now that I deleted the UWORLD App. Adios Step 3

Hannah Seyller, Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Hannah Seyller.jpgProgram:UIC COM

Your goal as an EMRA leader:
1) serve our medical student and resident members through addressing and advocating for their educational needs.
2) working to reduce inequities in the field through education
3) growing the EMRA network!

What is something people don't know about you? In high school, I was a competitive Dairy Judger with our school's FFA. It makes for a fun party trick now - I can identify most cheeses by taste and smell without ever seeing them.

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Too many of them! There were lots of DIY projects and crafts during quarantine. Currently, I'm (attempting) building a rabbit hutch for my 2 pet bunnies, Fred and Lola.

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Naps are my favorite life hack for night shifts... and day shifts :)

Number of apps on my phone: 62 apps. But don't ask me how many unread e-mails I have (105,140 and counting...)

Favorite Twitter feed: Everyone's favorite ophthalmologist - Dr. Glaucomflecken !

Jeena Moss, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Jeena Moss.jpgProgram: Mount Sinai Morningside-West

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To be part of exciting and innovative discussions about meeting EM learners' needs, to connect with like-minded colleagues, to encourage others to remember their "why" and to reflect on my own.

What is the best advice you've ever received? Make friends with a non-clinical member of your workplace every day. Everyone has a crucial role on the team.

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Knitting and jewelry making. I have more scarves and earrings than I know what to do with!

Favorite life hack for night shifts: That 3am peanut butter & banana sandwich 😍🤤

Top 3 traits of a great leader:
1. Receptive
2. Creative
3. Humble

Puja Singh, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

Puja Singh.jpgProgram:Mount Sinai Morningside - West

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To help support the education of members and help grow the various resources we have to advance the flame of emergency medicine that I know we all share.

Top 3 traits of a great leader:
1. Self-aware
2. Good communicators
3. Empathy

What is something people don't know about you? I can speak 6 languages

What's the last non-textbook you read? The Last Lecture

What's on your playlist? Bollywood Bollywood Bollywood!

David Wilson, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2022-2023

David WIlson.jpgProgram:Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Your goal as an EMRA leader: As part of the medical education committee my goals is to work on projects that improve that residency application process for medical students.

What is the best advice you've ever received? B students study material, A students study teachers.

What is something people don't know about you? My favorite movie genre is Rom Com.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: a Nat Geo photographer.

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