20 in 6 Resident Lecture Competition
Application Process

20 in 6 ACEP

The next 20 in 6 Resident Lecture competition takes place at ACEP18 in San Diego, CA. Watch for details as they unfold here!


October 3, 1PM


San Diego, CA in conjunction with ACEP18

2018 Competitors

Congratulations to the 2018 speakers who will be competing for the title “Best Resident Lecturer.” 

  • Neel Andharia, DO. PGY-2,
    Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
  • Darian Arman, MD. PGY-2,
    Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
  • Aaron Blackshaw, MD. PGY-3,
    University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
  • Sophia Bodnar, DO. PGY-3,
    University of Illinois in Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Carolyn Commissaris, MD. PGY-3,
    University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Andrew D’Alessandro, MD. PGY-2,
    Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Kathryn Fisher, MD. PGY-3,
    McGovern Emergency Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Matthew Gangidine, MD. PGY-2,
    Wright State University Hospital, Dayton, OH
  • David Kaltman, MD. PGY-3,
    Northwesten University Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Katie Lupez, MD. PGY-3,
    Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Isabel Malone, MD. PGY-3,
    Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Jillian Nickerson, MD. PGY-4,
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Manavjeet Sidhu, MD. PGY-3,
    UCSF-Fresno Hospital, Fresno, CA
  • Jon Smart, MD. PGY-3,
    University of Texas Health San Antonio Hospital, San Antonio, TX
  • Emily Wheelis, MD. PGY-3 EM/IM,
    University of Illinois in Chicago, Chicago, IL

2019 Judges

We recruit the best of the best lecturers and teachers in the specialty to judge this competition.

Jenny Beck-Esmay, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Residency Director
Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s-Mt. Sinai West in New York City

Mizuho Morrison, DO 
Assistant professor of Emergency Medicine
Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Rob Orman, MD
Attending Emergency Physician 
Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO
St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR
Santiam Hospital in Stayton, OR

Jon Smart, MD
Fellow - UC Irvine

Fabulous Prizes

  • Essentials of EM 2019 Education Fellowship, an experience unsurpassed in medical education! This fellowship is provided by our event sponsor, Hippo EM. Includes all flight and accommodations to Las Vegas, May 14–16, 2019. Want to know more about this fabulous event? Read about the 2019 EEM Conference
  • Automatic entry in the ACEP Drop the Mic event at Scientific Assembly following graduation from residency
  • Free one-year subscription to Hippo EM Board Review
  • Lots of recognition


  • Must be a resident at the time of the live competition (4th year medical students may apply; graduating seniors are not eligible)
  • Must be an active EMRA member
  • You may apply if you were not selected as a speaker in previous years' competitions. Feel free to resubmit your previous topic or submit a new one

Sorry, if you were a speaker at last year’s event, you are not eligible to compete this year.

EMRA is unable to assist contestants with expenses to this competition.

Proposal Submission

  • Online submission form that includes a written summary of the proposed topic (less than 250 words) and up to three written objectives for the lecture
  • Letter of support from Program Director stating that the resident is available and able to travel to the ACEP18 competition if selected
  • Signed release waiver
  • You may submit as many applications as you’d like

Letter of support and photo release waiver can be submitted with your first application only; no need to submit copies with each subsequent application.

EMRA’s Education Committee members review and score applications.  Fifteen competitors will be elected to present at ACEP18.


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