RAMS: The Inside Scoop on Academic Jobs

Presentation Description

How do you navigate the academic job market in the era of COVID-19? Join us for a live webinar and hear from academic EM department chairs from around the country on how they are hiring in this current climate. We will review how academic departments are adapting to the new economics of EM during COVID, and what they look for in new academic EM physicians.

Presentation Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Outline agenda and objectives
  • Review the changes in Academic EM practices throughout the country
  • Advise on how to best set yourself up for application and interviews in Academic EM.
  • Review what changes we expect to be short vs long term
  • General advising for residents to successfully get an academic EM this year and the next
  • Q&A


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Chadwick D. Miller, MD, MS

Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Chadwick (Chad) Miller is the Chair of Emergency Medicine, and Executive Director of Emergency Services at Wake Forest Baptist Health. In this role, he oversees the academic, clinical, and administrative missions of the department, which includes the care delivered to over 700,000 annual emergency visits across 16 emergency departments in the piedmont triad. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on the mission to advance care for patients with cardiovascular emergencies by simultaneously improving clinical outcomes while reducing resource utilization. At Wake Forest, he directs the Critical Illness, Injury, and Recovery Research Center (CIIRRC), the Southeastern Clinical Center for the NIH funded PETAL Network, and currently serves as the lead investigator on a clinical trial supported by the NIH evaluating new methods to evaluate patients with chest pain presenting to the Emergency Department. Dr. Miller graduated from Youngstown State University and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine through a combined BS/MD program. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at The Ohio State University and served as a chief resident, which he completed in 2003. Since 2003, Dr. Miller has worked for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine. He received his Master of Science degree with a major in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences at Wake Forest University in 2009, and has served in several leadership roles in the Department prior to being named Chair, including Assistant Residency Director, Director of Clinical Research, Executive Vice Chair, and Interim Chair.

Martin B.K., IanIan B.K Martin, MD, MBA

Dr. Ian Martin is System Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. At the Medical School, he holds appointments as Professor with Tenure of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Martin is also Emergency Physician-in-Chief of the Froedtert (FRAYD-tert) and Medical College of Wisconsin Health System. Before this, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown.

Dr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania–Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Martin trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore—where he also served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Martin has devoted his academic career to improving the delivery of emergency care globally—with emphasis on East Africa—through program development, investigative research, and direct clinical care.

Dr. Martin’s research interests include elucidation of optimal models for Emergency Department-based HIV and hepatitis C testing and acute care disease burden epidemiology in developing countries. His research and other Global Health-related initiatives have culminated in a host of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Martin has garnered grant support for his research from federal and state agencies, industry, and academic institutions.

Recognized for his leadership, and now serving as Immediate Past-President, Dr. Martin recently completed a term as President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)—the premier association representing researchers and educators in Emergency Medicine. Before that, he completed a one-year term each as President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer of the Society. Dr. Martin is also the founder and a Past-President of SAEM’s Global Emergency Medicine Academy. He is the 2018 recipient of the Marcus L. Martin, M.D. Leadership Award—a prestigious award given by SAEM’s Academy of Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin was recently named recipient of the 2020 Drexel University College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award as well as of the 2020 Georges Benjamin, M.D. Award for excellence in education, service, and research by the National Medical Association’s Emergency Medicine Section.

Dr. Martin is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
Mills, AngelaAngela Mills, MD

Angela M. Mills, MD is the J. E. Beaumont Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as the Chief of Emergency Services for NewYork-Presbyterian – Columbia. A national leader and expert in emergency medicine, Dr. Mills graduated Summa Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College and attended Temple University Medical School where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction. Dr. Mills is a graduate and former Chief Resident of the Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Pennsylvania. She became a faculty member immediately thereafter at Penn in 2003 and advanced academically being promoted to Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2017. At Penn, Dr. Mills served in several capacities including Medical Director and as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations. She joined Columbia in February 2018 as the inaugural Chair of the newly formed Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mills has maintained an active research career where she has focused on emergency diagnostic imaging, undifferentiated abdominal pain, and clinical operations. She has authored over 100 scientific publications and has received research funding from both federal agencies and industry. Dedicated to combining scholarship with mentoring, Dr. Mills has influenced the careers of numerous faculty and trainees. She is strongly committed to education with a teaching style that allows for growth and pursuit of individual research interest. Dr. Mills has been invited to deliver lectures and grand rounds at various national venues and serves on numerous national and local committees and task forces. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Dr. Mills has been honored with two prestigious awards: the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from SAEM and the Mid-Career Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mills is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Mills also received the first-ever EMRA EM Chair of the Year Award in 2020.

sokolovePeter Sokolove, MD

Peter Sokolove is professor and chair in the department of emergency medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve the quality of emergency care through education, research and health policy development. Sokolove served as a 2012-2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow through the Institute of Medicine in Washington, DC. In that capacity, he worked as health policy staff for the United States Senate Committee on Finance (Senator Max Baucus – Chairman). His work focused on Medicare physician payment system reform and nationwide implementation of electronic health records. Prior to joining UCSF, Sokolove was a professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the department of emergency medicine at University of California Davis, where he served as the residency program director for more than 10 years. He has lectured widely on a range of topics, and has been recognized with multiple national educational awards for his commitment to excellence in academic emergency medicine. Sokolove has authored publications in the areas of clinical care, medical education, and health policy. He is past Chair of the Faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine and serves on the Editorial Board of Academic Emergency Medicine. Sokolove has served in various leadership positions within emergency medicine organizations at the state and national levels. He is Past President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Secretary-Treasurer for the Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine. Sokolove received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Sokolove is board certified in emergency medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He and his wife, Eva, have two daughters and reside in Mill Valley, CA.

Wright, David (self provided at his request) 1David W. Wright, MD

Dr. Wright, is a tenured Professor and the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a board certified emergency medicine physician practicing at Emory affiliated hospitals and Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta’s premier Level 1 Trauma Center. He is actively involved in both the preclinical and clinical assessments of traumatic brain injury, stroke and other acute neurological conditions. He was the PI of the ProTECT III multicenter clinical trial of progesterone for acute traumatic brain injury and serves as the southeastern Hub PI of the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials network, Co-PI of the Georgia StrokeNet network, and Hub PI for the newly funded Strategies To Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). He has extensive clinical trial leadership and operational experience. He holds Adjunct appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.


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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.