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Ambrose H. Wong, MD, MSEd, MHS
SAEM Nominating Committee member
Yale School of MedicineMy name is Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, MHS, and I am an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and an academic physician-scientist at Yale School of Medicine. My research focuses on teamwork, patient safety, behavioral health, and healthcare disparities. As the Research Director at Yale Center for Medical Simulation, I use healthcare simulation technology to improve teamwork and patient safety. I am the recipient of a career development (K23) award from the National Institute of Mental Health to use informatics for preventing symptoms of psychomotor agitation in patients with behavioral crises. I also received an R21 exploratory research award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to address disproportionate use of physical restraints on historically marginalized populations in the emergency department.
I attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. I obtained my Emergency Medicine residency training at NYU & Bellevue Hospitals Center in New York City, serving as chief resident physician in my final year. I subsequently completed a medical simulation fellowship at NYU School of Medicine & New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences. I received a Master of Science in Health Professions Education at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and a Master of Health Sciences from Yale School of Medicine.
I have been active with SAEM since senior year of residency. I was on the executive board for the SAEM’s Simulation Academy for the past five years and currently serve as its President for 2022-23. My focus has been to support national simulation-based research collaborations, which has led to multiple academy-based publications on topics ranging from virtual mentoring to assessment of models for procedural competency training. I was the recipient of the inaugural Simulation Academy Change Agent Award in 2021, which recognizes transformational leadership in the service of SAEM and the Simulation Academy. I also serve on the SAEM Research Committee, focusing on increasing the pipeline for career development awards in academic emergency medicine and creating high-quality research didactics during the Annual Meeting.
I am honored to be considered for a position on the SAEM Nominating Committee. As an elected member of the Nominating Committee, I hope to help ensure that a wide spectrum of expertise and interests across the society are represented in candidates running for leadership positions. This is especially important when advocating for working groups with smaller numbers of members or are otherwise underrepresented within SAEM. In addition, I will objectively represent the broad interests of general membership when assisting in selecting nominees for the Board and elected positions of standing committees.
Kimberly Schertzer, MD
Standford UniversityI am the director of EM simulation and simulation fellowship director at Stanford, and I am excited to be considered for the role of Sim Academy Secretary. I have been a Sim Academy board member before, and I appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with others to bring value to Academy members through educational offerings and other initiatives. I remained active in the Academy when my elected term ended. Over this past year, as an SAEM Fellowship Approval Committee member, I worked closely with Simulation Academy members to move Simulation Fellowships toward SAEM approval.
If elected to the executive committee, I hope to help further develop the feeling of the Academy as a community of practice. I love the active discussion we’ve had about meeting simulation challenges during the pandemic, and I look forward to expanding this great membership engagement. I know many of you, but as a strong introvert, I am not great at the networking required for widespread name recognition. Please know that I am a hardworking and dependable team member. I could be counted on to help achieve the Sim Academy priorities as secretary. I look forward to communicating with you all in the future!
Clinical Assistant Professor
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