David Brown, MD, Chair, Massachusetts General Hospital

Moderated by: Amanda Ventura, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

What you'll learn from Dr. David Brown:

What do you think is the greatest challenge in delivering Emergency Medicine care today?
You oversee an impressive array of services across different practice settings. It seems that many academic institutions are moving towards a systems model, where different hospitals and clinics are integrated and linked under one system. How does this impact medical education? Should residents expect to train in many different settings? Should we be taught how to navigate these networks?
What are your thoughts on physician performance metrics and pay-for-performance models? Is this something residents should watch out for when they look for jobs?
The many different paths into an administrative career can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Residents could pursue an administrative fellowship, earn an additional degree such as an MBA, or simply get on-the-job administrative experience. Could you describe your perspective on this, and the pros and cons of each?
What can residents interested in administration do to position themselves for a medical director position or other leadership position in Emergency Medicine?
As a Department Chair, what do you look for in a new hire?
Is there any other advice that you'd like to offer to our resident and student listeners?