Tips for Effective On-Shift Teaching: Becoming the Best Clinical Educator to Medical Students that You Can Be

  • Julie Tondt, MD

    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Julie Tondt graduated in 2018 from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She couple-matched to Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) with her husband (Family Medicine) and graduated from Emergency Medicine residency this past June. She is currently the Academic Emergency Medicine Fellow at EVMS, and expects to complete her SAEM approved fellowship in June, 2022.
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    Robert Tennill, MD

    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

    Dr. Robert Tennill serves as Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  He is originally from central Illinois and earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he majored in Psychology, and his medical degree from Southern Illinois University.  He completed residency training at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. After gaining 2 years of experience in community practice, Dr. Tennill joined the academic Emergency Medicine group and residency program at Southern Illinois University, and, since joining the faculty there, has been awarded multiple excellence awards for teaching and mentoring residents and medical students. His academic interests include medical education and Emergency Medicine simulation.
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    Ryan Pedigo, MD

    UCLA Harbor

    Ryan A. Pedigo, MD, MHPE completed emergency medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, receiving the Clinical Excellence Award from EMRA, was one of the program's chief residents, and was the team leader for the winning SimWars team at ACEP in 2014. He currently is full-time faculty and an associate residency program director at Harbor and also chairs or co-chairs multiple courses at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed a two-year faculty development medical education fellowship at UCLA and the intensive one-month Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers instructor course. He received a career development grant from SAEM and received a Master of Health Professions Education degree in 2021 from the University of Michigan.

    He has been nationally recognized for excellence in education with the Outstanding Peer Reviewer Award for Academic Emergency Medicine E&T (2018, 2019, 2020), Faculty Teaching Excellence award from EMRA (2018), the National Emergency Medicine Junior Faculty Teaching Award from ACEP (2018), the Faculty Teaching Award from CORD (2018), Young Educator of the Year Award from SAEM/CDEM (2017). He has helped write multiple medical review books and edited or authored over 300 textbook chapters.

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    Luan Lawson, MD

    Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine

    Dr. 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.
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    Michael Gottlieb, MD

    Rush University Medical Center

    Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS, is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and the Program Director for the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He is also the co-creator and Chief Academic Officer for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator, as well as the Chair-Elect of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and Past-Chair of the AAEM Ultrasound Section. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and is an Editor for seven journals. He is Chair of the CORD Education Committee, Chair of the CORD Best Practices Subcommittee, Chair of the SAEM Education Summit, and a nationally-recognized speaker and educator. His academic interests include resident education, with a focus on ultrasound and procedural training.

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    Erica Shaver, MD

    West Virginia University Health Sciences

    Dr. Erica Shaver has been the Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education and Training at West Virginia University Health Sciences since 2014.  She is a native West Virginian, attending Marshall University for her undergraduate and medical school educations, respectively, and completing residency at West Virginia University.  She has spearheaded multiple SAEM and CORD projects throughout the years, and her most recent scholarly work centers around medical student advising and the residency application process. She is passionate about academic Emergency Medicine and residency leadership, and works tirelessly in her role to ensure residents are trained to practice competently and independently in any practice setting.  She places an emphasis on both personal and professional development for her residents during their training, with an eye on resident wellness and morale always.
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    Albert Kim, MD

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Dr. Albert Kim is an Assistant Residency Director and the Residency Recruitment Director at the Washington University in Saint Louis (WUSTL) Emergency Medicine Residency. Following his Chief Residency at WUSTL, he pursued a 2-year joint Ultrasound and Medical Education Fellowship and obtained his Master’s Degree in Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California. He started the WUSTL EM Education Scholarship Fellowship and serves as the Fellowship Director. As a medical educator, he is interested in bedside teaching, Resident-as-Teachers programs, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, and career development. Outside of the hospital, you will find him outdoors traveling with his wife (who is an Ultrasound Fellowship trained EM Physician), climbing, running, or lost in the wilderness.
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    Alexandra Nordberg, MD

    University of Massachusetts

    Dr. Alexandra Nordberg is currently the Assistant Program Director for the University of Massachusetts Chan Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of New York Medical College and completed her EM residency and ultrasound fellowship at UMass prior to joining as faculty. She is dedicated to improving resident education and addresses areas of curriculum design as education needs evolve over time. Dr. Nordberg has been active in the SAEM community and enjoys collaborating with colleagues from around the country in education research pursuits and topics. She is currently enrolled in the SAEM ARMED Med ED program.