EMRA Board of Directors, Leadership

Get to know your EMRA Rep to the AMA: Angela Wu, MD, MPH, MSc

Angela Wu, MD, MPH, MSc | George Washington | EMRA Rep to the AMA

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What's your first priority as an EMRA board member?
My first priority is to organize an advocacy week to give all EMRA members a voice in things that matter most to us.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
It’s better to honestly fail at something than to lie or cheat, and never be afraid to say you don’t know.

How do you recharge after a tough shift?
I take a little alone time at first and debrief with a co-resident or my mentor to avoid taking too much of work home. Then I can recharge through quality time with my loved ones.

What is something people don't know about you?
I got into medical school with just one interview on the last interview date of the year, so I constantly feel blessed to be where I am today.

One skill you want but don't have (yet):
Comfort with discussing medical topics in Mandarin. I have native fluency but still need to learn the medical terminology like I did in English!

One skill you could do without:
I fall asleep whenever not actively doing something, and sitting in dark rooms just about knocks me out instantly. Useful for sleeping after night shifts and on airplanes, but definitely inconvenient at other times (i.e., my radiology rotation).

Does pineapple go on pizza?
Yes! But also I will eat any food that is placed in front of me.

Favorite comfort food (or drink):
Noodle soup

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