2023 SAEMF/CDEM Innovations in Undergraduate Emergency Medicine Education Grant - $5,000

"Implementation of A Video-based ECG Curriculum for Medical Students"

There is no uniform standard for which electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns are expected competencies among graduating medical students. 48% of EM residency program directors support creating a national curriculum for ECG interpretation. Additionally, among a list of critical ECGs, graduating medical students had limited competency in appropriate interpretation. This project will help to both define the core competencies and improve retention and understanding.


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    Colin J. O'Shea, MD, MPH

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    "Implementation of A Video-based ECG Curriculum for Medical Students"

    Dr. O'Shea is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and currently serves as the assistant director for clinical electives in the emergency department. Originally from Maryland, he received a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. While in medical school, he completed a Master’s in Public Health, with a focus on health policy, at Rollins School of Public Health. During his residency and chief residency at Vanderbilt, Dr. O’Shea won several teaching awards, including the House Staff Clinical Teaching Award. His primary area of interest is undergraduate medical education.