2023 - 2024 International Committee Leader Spotlight
Pierre-Carole Tchouapi, Chair- Elect of the EMRA International Committee, 2023-2024
Program: Kings County/Downstate Emergency Medicine
Your goal as an EMRA leader: To continue fostering community/mentorship, and creating opportunities for individuals with a love and passion for international medicine ideally through immersive experiences both locally and abroad.
What is the best advice you've ever received? "Pace yourself, and always give more than you receive"
If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: A Cook or restauranteur; something to do with food and feeding people
Favorite life hack for night shifts: Hiball sparkling water + cliff bar cool mint
What's the last non-textbook you read? "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz
What's on your playlist? Afrobeats on repeat
Sara Teising, MD, MPH, Chair- Elect of the EMRA International Committee, 2023-2024
Program: West Virginia University
Your goal as an EMRA leader: My goal as an EMRA leader is to share my passion of international EM with other residents, committees, and national societies while creating a safe and efficient environment to discuss the future of this field.
What is the best advice you've ever received? Let negativity go like water off a duck's back
If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Policy maker
Favorite life hack for night shifts: Don't forget to laugh!
What's the last non-textbook you read? Medical Apartheid; Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History
What's on your playlist? Jay-Z, Stromae, Outkast, Taylor Swift, Killer Mike
Nivedita Poola, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of the EMRA International Committee, 2023-2024
Program: SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital
Your goal as an EMRA leader: To promote mentorship for medical students and residents who are interested in global emergency medicine, strengthen support systems for these individuals, and connect them to local and international opportunities
Why get involved in a professional society? To collaborate with others who share my interests and to help advance the unique thoughts and ideas of my peers
What is something people don't know about you? I have yet to learn how to ride a bike!
If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: A baker/bakery owner (anything to support a sweet tooth!) or a public health professional
Favorite life hack for night shifts: Ice tea +frequent small snacks (maybe not the healthiest hack) and working with friends