ADIEM Webinar Series – How to Be a Successful EM Applicant:

Special Considerations



 

Academic/Professional Special Considerations 

 

Outside Influences/Other Considerations

 

Agenda 

Academic/Professional Special Considerations

  • Step scores
  • Clerkship Issues
  • Poor EM Evaluation
  • Extended Training (dual degrees/time off) 
  • Professionalism Challenges - what does this mean 
  • Volunteerism/leadership/research
  • Social EM/Patient Populations/Social determinants /Special interests in General (eg ultrasound / admin,  etc)

Outside Influences/Other Considerations

  • LGBTQ+
  • URiM
  • IMG/DO (No person EM opportunity)
  • Alternate Career Path/Reapplicants/Switching to EM
  • Couples Match

Speakers

Kene Chukwuanu, MDKene A. Chukwuanu, MD (Moderator)

 

Kene Chukwuanu, MD, is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and is an emergency medicine trained-intensivist. Dr. Chukwuanu completed his emergency medicine residency at Saint Louis University (SLU), where he was also Chief Resident, followed by a Medical Education Fellowship at SLU.  He then completed a Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Florida.  He is board certified in both emergency medicine and critical care medicine.

Currently, Dr. Chukwuanu serves as the Associate Program Director and Director of Emergency Ultrasound in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Saint Louis University.  He also practices critical care medicine at SSM Health DePaul and St. Mary’s Hospitals in St. Louis, MO.  

 

 

Sarah Crockett
Dennis Hsieh, MD, JDDennis Hsieh, MD, JD


Dennis Hsieh is the an assistant professor of emergency medicine and the Director for Social Medicine and Community Health for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which is part of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He focuses on access to care and the social determinants of health (SDOH), including SDOH screening and interventions across clinical settings, hospital-based violence intervention programs, medical-legal community partnerships (MLCPs) and re-entry from jail.  He is the former medical director the Whole Person Care Jail re-entry program.  Dennis has a special interest in addressing SDOH such as violence, food, housing, and financial strain to improve health.  He co-founded the hospital-based violence intervention program at Harbor-UCLA and is now co-leading the development of a trauma recovery center at Harbor-UCLA. Dennis is a founding member of the UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine’s Section on International and Domestic Health Equity (IdHEAL, www.idheal.org); ACEP’s Social Emergency Medicine Section and is the section’s chair elect; and SAEM’s Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Interest Group. Dennis earned his A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard, J.D. from Yale and M.D. from UC San Francisco. 

 

Headshot LallMichelle D. Lall, MD

Dr. Michelle D. Lall, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is an Associate Professor at Emory University.  She has been faculty at Emory since 2013.  Dr. Lall is the inaugural Director of Well-being, Equity and Inclusion for the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.  She is also an Associate Residency Director and Medical Education Fellowship Director for Emergency Medicine.  Prior to coming to Emory, Dr. Lall was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University beginning in 2008.  She was an Assistant Residency Director at the Sinai-Grace/Wayne State University Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the medical student clerkship site director at Sinai-Grace/Wayne State University beginning in 2009.  Dr. Lall is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency and chief residency at Emory University. 

Dr. Lall is actively involved in the teaching and supervision of medical students and residents.  Her passion is graduate medical education, education research and scholarship.  Dr. Lall’s primary interests are physician well-being and the negative impact of gender bias on equity and inclusion in medicine.  She is interested in gender differences in burnout among physicians.  She has previously presented didactics on physician well-being and gender bias in medicine at multiple signature regional and national annual meetings of medical educators.  Dr. Lall is part of a national emergency medicine work group focused on exploring and addressing gender and racial bias and disparities in academic emergency medicine.  Additionally, she is the lead author on two scoping reviews of assessment tools available to evaluate physician well-being.

Her professional memberships include: American College of Emergency Physicians – where she is a fellow, Society for Academic Emergency Physicians - where she is a member at large on the Board of Directors, Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine - where she is the Immediate Past President, American Association of Women Emergency Physicians, and Georgia College of Emergency Physicians.  She is also a member of the Delta Omega Honor Society.  Dr. Lall is a recipient of the Momentum Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), which recognizes extraordinary efforts that further the mission and values of AWAEM.  While at Sinai-Grace/Wayne State University, Dr. Lall was a two time "Faculty Teacher of the Year" award winner.  At Emory, she has been the recipient of the “Faculty Advocate of the Year” award.

Trey Morris, MD, MPHTrey Morris, MD, MPH


I am the founding program director of the EM residency at TTUHSC in Lubbock, which received accreditation in April 2019.  Prior to that I was the clerkship director and then APD at Scott & White in Temple, Texas.  I am currently a member of the CORD ASC-EM committee and have previously served on the CORD SLOE and Remediation Task Forces.

Wendy Sun, MD
Teresa Yvonne Smith, MD