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Ask-a-Chair Podcasts

David Brown, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

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

What you'll learn from Dr. David Brown:

1. What do you think is the greatest challenge in delivering Emergency Medicine care today?
2. 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?
3. 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?
4. 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? 
5. What can residents interested in administration do to position themselves for a medical director position or other leadership position in Emergency Medicine?
6. As a Department Chair, what do you look for in a new hire?
7. Is there any other advice that you'd like to offer to our resident and student listeners?

Nate Kuppermann, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Chair, Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine


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

What you’ll learn from Dr. Nate Kuppermann:

1. You are the principal investigator for PECARN and the Chair of the Executive Committee of PERN. These are the two largest research networks in Pediatric EM. How did you get involved in these huge research projects? How could a resident or student follow in your footsteps?
2. What do you think is the biggest barrier to developing a research project? What about the biggest challenge to sustaining one?
3. What is the best advice you can offer to a resident trying to start a research career?
4. What are some of the major trends and advancements we can look forward to in the field of Pediatric EM?
5. If you could offer one piece of advice to a prospective PEM physician what would it be?
6. Is there anything else you would like to tell our resident and student listeners about EM Research or Pediatric EM?