We're pleased to introduce Sam Southgate, chair-elect of the EMRA Ultrasound Committee, 2020-2021.
Program: University of Connecticut
Your goal as an EMRA leader: I aim to build the community of residents and students interested in emergency ultrasound, provide more opportunities to connect, and develop novel educational resources.
Why serve as an EMRA leader?
EMRA is an amazing organization that is driven forward by an awesome group of resident and medical student leaders. With so much energy, passion, and talent in this community, who wouldn't want to be a part of it? I got a taste of this as Editor of the Medical Student Council over the last year, and couldn't imagine no longer being involved. I am also passionate about emergency ultrasound and have done a lot in this field as a medical student - including winning AIUM's SonoSlam 2019 - so the job seemed like a perfect fit.
Top 3 traits of a great leader: For me, leadership is about bringing out the best in everyone in your team. Many qualities go into this but I think commitment, honesty, and the ability to delegate are paramount.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
A mentor of mine told me "Seek advice wherever you can; it's one thing that's always free and you don't have to take."