Leveling Up Your Professional Development with SAEM-RAMS

  • Hamza Ijaz

    University of Cincinnati RAMS Board, Member-at-Large 2020-21 RAMS Board, Secretary-Treasurer 2021-22

    Hamza Ijaz is a second year emergency medicine resident at the University of Cincinnati. He graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2019. He currently serves as the SAEM-RAMS Secretary & Treasurer. His interests are in medical education, ED administration and operations.
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    Aaron Kuzel

    Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY-II University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Aaron R. Kuzel, DO, MBA is an Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is currently serving as a Member-at-Large on the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s (SAEM) Resident and Medical Student’s (RAMS) Board. Dr. Kuzel is a former Forensic Scientist for the United States Department of Justice and currently works on projects related to medical education, rural emergency medicine, health policy, ems, tactical emergency medicine, and forensics. Dr. Kuzel is a graduate of the DO/MBA program at Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received induction into Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP), the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), and Omega Beta Iota (OBI) the Osteopathic Health Policy Honor Society. Dr. Kuzel is also a recipient of the commission of Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
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    Ryan Tsuchida

    Dr. Ryan Tsuchida is a Chief Resident at the University of Michigan Residency Program. He has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. He has organized and participated in several institutional and departmental programs including acting as lead house officer liaison for a multi-site ACGME collaborative on health care disparities and quality improvement. Within the department, he has participated in the residency’s holistic review process for residency applications, been a member of the program director search committee, and published commentary on the RAND blog on the importance of health system workforce diversity. He currently co-chairs the SAEM Data and Metrics subcommittee for the Equity and Inclusion Committee. Through his committee work he has presented a didactic at the SAEM 2021 annual meeting on resident-driven recruitment of underrepresented minority medical students. His work has been recently recognized by the University of Michigan Medical School’s award for Excellence in Institutional Change To Promote Health Equity and SAEM’s Future Outstanding Academician Award. Next year he will join the University of Wisconsin-Madison Emergency Medicine Department as an assistant professor.

  • Taylor Stavely

    Dr.  Stavely is a PGY3 resident at Emory Department of Emergency Medicine. She leads her department as a chief resident as well as the resident chair of an innovative mentorship program for women in EM. She serves as the resident member of the Executive Committee of AWAEM. Her research interests include the barriers that women in academic medicine face in finding mentors and the ways in which gender affects professional development.
  • Wendy Sun, MD

    SAEM-RAMS President

    Wendy is a PGY-2 Resident at Yale - New Haven Health passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, Mentorship, and Health Innovation. She currently serves as a SAEM RAMS Board Member. In her spare time she enjoys paddle boarding, traveling to new places, and playing classical music.