Learning Environment Basics for EM Clerkship Directors
Joseph B. House, MD
University of MichiganI completed my Emergency Medicine Residency at East Carolina University/ Brody School of Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at University of Michigan where I stayed on as faculty. I am currently an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics. I am also the director of medical student education in the emergency department and have been the clerkship director for the last 10 years. I have been on the Executive Committee for CDEM for the last three years serving as Treasurer for two years and currently serve as secretary. I am running for President-Elect for CDEM EC. For the last four years, I along with several other clerkship directors, have run a CD Bootcamp Workshop during SAEM. The workshop has been well attended and has made us aware of the need to help mentor and train new clerkship directors on running a clerkship, writing SLOEs for medical students, mentoring, along with several other areas. As president, I would look to work on helping mentor new clerkship directors. The board is currently working on a needs assessment for clerkship directors and this will help direct the efforts for the next several years.
Kendra P. Parekh, MD, MPHE
Vanderbilt UniversityI am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2005) and completed my residency in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt (2008) where I had the privilege of being chief resident (2008-2009). I completed the American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship (2014) and a Master of Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2021). Currently, I am an associate professor of emergency medicine and serve as the director of undergraduate medical education in the department of emergency medicine (EM) and as the assistant dean for undergraduate medical education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
I have been a member of CDEM since 2015 and it has been instrumental in my career development. I have participated on the CDEM Curriculum and Assessment Committee, served as CDEM track chair at CORD, and presented at SAEM and CORD as well as other national and international education meetings. Within undergraduate medical education, I oversee our department’s undergraduate medical education courses and advising programs. I have directed and developed multiple medical student courses, including a course that integrates the foundational sciences of emergency care into clinical care and developed an EM resident-student mentoring program. I have served as core faculty and as a member of the clinical competency committee. For our EM residents, I developed and implemented a resident teaching elective and a longitudinal Residents as Educators curriculum. I also co-developed Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, a support system for female EM physicians.
I have experience as both a committee chair and member (locally and nationally) and have advocated for medical educators and contributed to medical education scholarship as a peer-reviewer and associate consulting editor. Perhaps most importantly, I will bring my dedication and passion to the position to further grow CDEM and its support of medical educators. Serving as a member of the CDEM’s Executive Committee will allow me to provide service to the medical education community which has been essential in my career. Through the position, I would hope to build an EM clerkship director community of practice by providing space for discussion and reflection, inviting participation in deep and meaningful conversation, and fostering connection to allow each member to feel recognized and supported and empowered.
Initially, I would seek a deeper understanding of the needs of the CDEM membership, particularly as we navigate a post-COVID landscape and process the impact of COVID on ourselves, our learners, and the broader medical education system. By understanding the needs of the membership, CDEM could develop high quality, innovative initiatives that target the membership’s areas of need and interest. This would allow CDEM to grow and nurture a diverse body of medical educators poised to lead and address the challenges inherent in emergency medicine medical education.
Nicholas E. Kman, MD
William Peterson, MD, MHPE
University of Michigan
Adam Nicholson, MD
Luan Lawson, MD, MAEd
Virginia Commonwealth School of MedicineDr. Luan E. Lawson serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education and Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency training at East Carolina University. Her academic interests have focused on undergraduate education with particular expertise in curriculum development, assessment, and team training. During Dr. Lawson’s tenure as Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Emergency Medicine, she developed and established a 4th-year medical student Emergency Medicine clerkship featuring a simulation-based curriculum. Dr. Lawson also collaborated in developing the National Clinical Assessment Tool in Emergency Medicine, a standardized assessment tool utilized in clerkships across the country. Dr. Lawson serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Exam Task Force and has collaborated with the AMA and the NBME to develop a new HSS exam designed to assess knowledge and application of HSS. She is a past-president of the Clerkship Directors of Emergency Medicine, currently serves as faculty for the AMA’s Health System Science Scholars program, and is a current member of SAEM’s Education Committee.
Ryan Van Norstrand, MD
Matthew Malone, MD