How to Ace Your EM Rotation

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  • William Alley, MD

    Assistant Professor MSIII Clerkship Director Wake Forest School of Medicine

    William Alley is the M3 Clerkship Director and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where he also completed residency and an ultrasound fellowship. His professional interests are medical education and medical student advising. When not seeing patients or thinking about ways to help students be the best physicians they can be, he can be found on the disc golf course, in his woodworking shop, or at his backyard calisthenics gym.
  • Melanie Camejo, MD

    Assistant Program Director for UMKC Residency Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine Assistant Medical Education Fellowship Director Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) Emergency Medicine

    I attended the 6 year BA/MD Program at UMKC. After graduation. I attended Temple in Philadelphia for my Emergency Medicine Residency Training. Kansas City has always had my heart so it was fate when my husband matched Retina in Kansas City. I am currently a nocturnist. I am also in my last semester of my Master’s in Health Professional Education at UMKC. In a little over 4 years, I have become Clerkship director, Assistant Program Director, and Assistant MedEd Fellowship Director at UMKC. This was only possible because of the amazing mentoring I have received. I continue to be heavily involved with advising students via CORD. I am passionate about mentorship, having open communication, giving meaningful feedback, flipped classroom teaching models, diversity and inclusion, and using social media for education. I have big plans for the future and I am excited to see what the future holds.
  • Jessica Faiz

  • Jonathan Giordano

  • Jordana Haber, MD, MACM

    Director of Clinical Education, Director of Simulation Department of Emergency Medicine, UMC Assistant Professor, UNLV School of Medicine Las Vegas, NV

    Jordana J. Haber is director of clinical education and simulation, and assistant professor for the department of emergency medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine. She has completed a fellowship in medical education, and Masters in academic medicine.
  • Richard J. Hamilton, MD, MBA

    Immediate Past President

    Drexel University College of Medicine

  • Lynne Holden, MD

    Professor, Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Chair, Emergency Medicine Section, National Medical Association; President, Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.

    Dr. Lynne Holden was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Howard University and Temple University School of Medicine. She served as a chief resident and graduated from the Jacobi-Montefiore Residency Program in 1995. In 2018, Dr. Lynne Holden became a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (the 5th Black female in the country). Her career is dedicated to patient care, teaching, educational research and diversifying the biomedical workforce. In 2007, she co-founded Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. which is a science and health youth development nonprofit that inspires, educates and empowers low income students from elementary school through medical career to pursue a biomedical career. In July 2020, she helped co-launch the Social Emergency Medicine Program for the Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine residency. Dr. Holden was elected Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association where she oversees academic enrichment, assists with faculty promotion and leads a mentoring program for six hundred EM physicians. Additionally, she was named Chair of the K-Grad Action Group of the Roundtable on Black Men and Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Dr. Holden has been the recipient of twenty national and local awards and fifty-four press features for her work in helping to build the next generation of diverse biomedical professionals.
  • Julianna J. Jung, MD , MEd

    Director of Medical Student Education, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Member-at-Large

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Dr. Jung graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1999 and completed EM residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2002. She went on to join the Hopkins faculty, and has served as director of the required Core Clerkship in Emergency Medicine since 2004. Since then, EM has become the highest-rated clerkship at Hopkins according to the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire, earning the top spot for more than ten consecutive years. Dr. Jung leads numerous other School of Medicine courses, and serves as Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. She earned her MEd degree in 2017, and has won numerous teaching awards. She has been on a member of the CDEM Executive Committee since 2014, and currently serves as President.
  • Chaiya Laoteppitaks

    I developed an interest in medical education during my residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. I was fortunate enough to start off as an APD at Einstein in Philadelphia where I got to work with an amazing group of educators and now I'm working in the UME world at Jefferson. When I'm not working, I like to spend time with my family, cooking meals, playing with Legos and building marble runs.
  • Aaron Kuzel, D.O., MBA

    Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY-II University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Aaron R. Kuzel, D.O., MBA is an Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is currently serving as a Member-at-Large on the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s (SAEM) Resident and Medical Student’s (RAMS) Board. Dr. Kuzel is a former Forensic Scientist for the United States Department of Justice and currently works on projects related to medical education, rural emergency medicine, health policy, ems, tactical emergency medicine, and forensics. Dr. Kuzel is a graduate of the DO/MBA program at Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received induction into Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP), the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), and Omega Beta Iota (OBI) the Osteopathic Health Policy Honor Society. Dr. Kuzel is also a recipient of the commission of Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
  • Tiffany Mitchell, MD


    Jacobi Medical Center/Montefiore Medical Center

    Dr. Mitchell is an Emergency Medicine physician in New York City. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science from Columbia University before attending Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Mitchell completed residency training at the Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine Program before joining the faculty at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Manuel Montano, MD

    Director of Medical Student and Intern Education Department of Emergency Medicine Denver Health Medical Center Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Dr. Montano is Clerkship and Medical Student Director for Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Originally from New York and born in the Bronx, NYC, Dr. Montano's education and career experiences have taken him across the country and across many different practice and training environments. After obtaining his medical degree from Columbia University in NYC, Dr. Montano then completed his EM residency training at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA where his focus for professional development was on procedural and bedside medical education and curricular development. After spending a few years post-residency at a high-volume, high-acuity, urban community hospital in Aurora, Colorado, Dr. Montano joined the EM Faculty at Denver Health to focus on undergraduate and graduate medical education as Clerkship and Medical Student Director. His work at Denver Health focuses on undergraduate EM medical education, integration and promotion of diversity and inclusion efforts into medical student and resident education/recruitment, medical student advising, procedural education, and curricular development.
  • Steven Nazario, MD

    Program Director Emergency Medicine Residency AdventHealth Orlando Orlando, Florida

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he obtained his medical degree from Downstate Medical Center. Having completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Jacobi-Montefiore in 1997 he stayed on as faculty until 2003. Dr. Nazario then moved to Orlando, Florida and was as a founding member of the EM residency at AdventHealth (formerly Florida Hospital). In the fall of 2019 he became the Program Director after serving as its Associate PD for twelve years. Dr. Nazario serves as an Oral Board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and as a member of his hospital system’s ethics committee.
  • Jacqueline A. Ward-Gaines, MD


    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    I am currently an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine and departmental DEI educational lead and director at Denver Health EM residency. I joined university faculty in 2006 after completing my training in emergency medicine at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Prior to getting my board certification, I served in the United States Army as a General Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon. After graduating from Florida A&M University I matriculated to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine for a medical degree and initial training. Early on, I was an instrumental member of the hospital’s Emergency Management Committee, responsible for the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) program. I developed a disaster tabletop series to train the hospital administration on command structure and incident management. I was the Co-PI for NIH funded research in development of disaster integrated computer technology. I presented such research at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine Conference. As with most faculty, I enjoy teaching, including all aspects such as guest lecturer in the community outreach program P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth). My past leadership includes Assistant Course Director of Third-Year Medical Students Emergency Medicine Clerkship and my appointment as Medical Director of the emergency department medics. I now hold an important leadership role on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the CU department of emergency medicine. I work to improve equitable education and am currently spearheading a DEI curriculum for emergency medicine residents with a focused health equity simulation day. I have worked within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine to bring DEI resources to the forefront of medicine.
  • Kathleen Wittels, MD

    Director of Student Programs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Kathleen Wittels is the Director of Student Programs for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Wittels received her medical degree from Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School and completed residency in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at BWH/MGH. In addition to her role as Director of Student Programs, she is also Assistant Medical Director for Emergency Medicine in the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation. Dr. Wittels is recognized as a leading educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital through her work developing new curricula for Harvard medical students, innovative emergency medicine simulation curriculum for Harvard learners, and program assessment tools for educators.