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Tips for New Residents:
Finances and Emotional Wellness


Presentation Description

This webinar is the first in a series of two designed to help new or young residents in emergency medicine get a good start on finding success in and outside of the hospital. In this episode, we will focus on two of the major areas outside of the hospital that residents don’t receive a lot of training on but are major contributors to their overall wellbeing. These topics are financial habits, and cultivating relationships and resilience. Our speakers will offer valuable insight into what to expect and how to begin planning now to avoid common mistakes made during these critical years. 

Presentation Agenda

  • Greetings and Introductions
  • Recommendations for Resident Finances - Dr. Shen
  • Relationships and Resilience in Residency - Dr. Gold
  • Q&A
  • Closing/thanks



Jessica GoldJessica "Jessi" Gold, MD MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Gold has been interested in physician mental health and wellness since her masters work in anthropology focused on pre-medical education as a culture. This has only broadened and evolved for her throughout her training and through COVID-19, where healthcare worker mental health became a primary focus. She is also interested in issues of gender disparity, harassment, and trauma in the workplace. Her work also includes media literacy and advocacy. Dr. Gold has written for multiple popular press outlets, including TIME, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Self, and is a contributor to Forbes. Through those experiences, she has become interested in the role of the media (and social media) in mental health and mental health stigma. Dr. Gold believes that portrayals of mental illness in the press, in movies, and on television affect disease models, understanding of illness, and care-seeking.


DrShen_ForWebSam Shen MD, MBA, FACEP
Clinical Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Quality 
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University 

At Stanford Health Care, Dr Shen serves in the role of Patient Safety Officer/Associate Chief Quality Officer. He also directs the Administration Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Previously he held positions as Chief of Emergency Medicine at community hospitals in Massachusetts.  Dr. Shen received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Stanford University and his Medical Degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.  His emergency medicine residency was completed at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Dr. Shen’s academic interests include digital health, process improvement, quality improvement and patient safety.


Starnes Headshot Andrew Starnes, MD, MPH

Dr Starnes graduated from the University of Oklahoma, receiving an MD and MPH. His area of focus in public health was health administration and policy, and he has been active in research regarding resource utilization and outcomes in the emergency department and prehospital setting. He was a member of the inaugural RAMS Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large, and was Secretary-Treasurer before serving as RAMS President for 2020-2021. He is currently a PGY-2 a Wake Forest School of Medicine, and when not working he enjoys gardening, cooking, and camping as much as possible with his wife and three children.