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Chief Resident Forum

The SAEM Chief Resident Forum (CRF) is going virtual for 2020! Join us for the premiere annual training to prepare chief residents for the practical realities of leading the team. EM leaders from across the country will provide insights on how to succeed in this unique leadership role. Over the course of the coming months, SAEM's virtual CRF will introduce incoming chief residents to key leadership lessons that will benefit them throughout the upcoming year and beyond. For your convenience, this year's CRF will be split up over several sessions in hopes of providing residents the "just-in-time" training needed for their upcoming year.

Sessions will include:


June 2, 2020 
12:00 - 3:00 PM CT

Welcome Session

Leadership 101 with Dr. Jon Davis (Georgetown/MedStar), Zen in the Art of Scheduling with Dr. Brittany Betham (Henry Ford Health System), Taking Conference to the Next Level with Dr. Shannon Toohey (University of California at Irvine)

June 22, 2020 
2:00 - 3:00 PM CT

Session 2

The Problem with Residents with Dr. David Snow (Loyola)

July 6, 2020 
2:00 - 3:00 PM CT

Session 3

Building a Legacy with Resident Recruitment with Dr. Matt Stull (University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University)

July 20, 2020 
2:00 - 3:00 PM CT

Session 4

Balancing Chiefing with Dr. Cynthia Price (University of Connecticut)

We look forward to supporting chiefs from around the nation kick off their leadership journey!


Chief Resident Forum: Session 4: Balancing Chiefing

Dr. Cynthia Price (University of Connecticut)

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Dr. Betham hails from the great state of Michigan. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago and completed her residency at the University of Cincinnati Residency in Emergency Medicine where she served as Chief Resident from 2016-2017. She currently resides in Detroit, MI and is a Senior Staff Physician in the Emergency Department at Henry Ford Hospital. Her areas of interest include airway management, clinical operations, scheduling, and administration. She is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Michigan. 

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Jon Davis, MD, is an attending emergency medicine physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). He serves as Professor & Academic Chair of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and for MedStar Emergency Physicians.

His health system roles include work as Physician Chair of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee for the MedStar Health GME Consortium. The Consortium consists of nearly 100 training programs, representing a wide array of medical specialties, and nearly 1,200 residents and fellows.

Dr. Davis is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). He has received several national honors, including the National Faculty Teaching Award from ACEP. He was also selected as the National Emergency Medicine Program Director of the Year by AAEM in 2011.

Dr. Davis is active in several professional societies. He was selected to serve as Chair for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s National Graduate Medical Education Committee. He also was selected to serve on the Educational Committee/Scientific Assembly Planning Committee for ACEP, including work as the Planning Committee Chair. Dr. Davis is certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

He is frequently invited to speak at meetings of professional societies. His lecture topics have ranged from hematologic, oncologic, allergic and genitourinary emergencies to academic and clinical advancement and leadership. 

Dr. Davis is a peer reviewer for several publications. His scholarly works have been published in major scientific journals in the field, including Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. He has authored numerous chapters in leading textbooks, and he currently serves as an Associate Editor for Rosen’s Emergency Medicine, which is among the most frequently referenced resources in the specialty both nationally and internationally.

He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, where he was selected to receive the Award for Clinical Excellence at the time of graduation.

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Dr. Snow completed his residency training at the University of Cincinnati's Emergency Medicine residency, serving as a Chief Resident from 2012-2013. From there he came to Chicago as the APD at UIC's EM Residency, serving in this role for 5 years. He is currently the Program Director for the EM residency program at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois.


Matthew Stull, MD

Dr. Matt Stull is an EM-Intensivist and Assistant Program Director at the University Hospitals-Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University EM Residency.  He works as a cardiothoracic intensivist in addition to his time in the ED.  He trained at the University of Pittsburgh for medical school, the University of Cincinnati for EM residency, and University of Michigan for critical care fellowship, as well as completing a medical education fellowship in Washington, D.C.  His interests include educational innovation, leadership development, post-arrest management and mechanical circulatory support.


Shannon Toohey, MD, MAEd

Shannon Toohey is the Residency Program Director for the University of California, Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine. In 2016, she completed the Multimedia Design and Educational Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship at the University of California Irvine. She completed medical school at UC Irvine School of Medicine, after which she completed her residency at the UC Irvine Medical Center. She received a Masters in Education, Multimedia and Instructional Design at Cal Poly Pomona. During her time at UC Irvine she has developed and expanded many educational programs for the residents including a flipped medical student and intern podcast curriculum, oral board review course and helped to revamp the curriculum. Her interests include asynchronous learning, flipped curricula, resident and patient education.

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