Meet the 2022 SAEM Foundation Grantees!

Gifts to the SAEM Foundation fund the most promising researchers and educators in academic emergency medicine.

“Characterization of Medical Student Burnout Using Remote Physiologic Monitoring"

This 2022 RAMS Grant will help fund “Characterization of Medical Student Burnout Using Remote Physiologic Monitoring,” which aims to determine whether physiologic metrics of sleep and heart rate variability correlate with subjective assessments of medical student wellness in a 6-month period and to determine whether physiologic metrics of sleep and heart rate variability correlate with performance on shelf examinations for clinical rotations in a 6-month period.

Recipient

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    John Vaile, BS, BA

    Thomas Jefferson University

    “Characterization of Medical Student Burnout Using Remote Physiologic Monitoring"

    John R. Vaile is a medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to medical school, he conducted research at the National Institutes of Health (NIAID/Vaccine Research Center) as a part of the Molecular Immunoengineering Unit where he completed experiments for all stages of the vaccine development process. Upon entering medical school, he sought to explore the realm of digital health and, while still maintaining close association with traditional ‘wet lab’ work, began to pursue projects at the interface of remote monitoring and medical trainee wellbeing. 


    Currently, he conducts research on remote monitoring of resident and medical student wellbeing as a part of the Digital Health Scholarly Inquiry Track, and completed a Summer fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he designed a mobile application to supplement resident training in local anesthetic systemic toxicity. He expresses a vested interest in education, as he previously served as a Teaching Assistant in biochemistry, chemistry, and Spanish courses, and actively mentors pre-medical students on an informal basis.