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Career Development and Mentorship Committee

The Mentorship and Career Development Committee is responsible for developing mentoring opportunities for residents and medical students. The committee identifies resources to assist residents in the successful completion of their residencies and provides guidance to residents and medical students who wish to pursue careers in emergency medicine academics or research.


  • SAEM Roadmaps: The Definitive Guide to Academic EM: A visual guide to different pathways in EM and how to succeed. Include examples of faculty in different tracks.
  • Who’s Who in Academic EM Series: Spotlight “big names” in EM and have them answer questions from members in a varied format (podcast, webinar, etc).
  • “Ask a Chair:” Direct advice from the chair group
  • Academic Career Guide Wiki: With expert guest authors
  • Transition Support: Help trainees navigate big transitions in med school and residency, including operationalizing how to identify and fill sub-I spots
  • Speed Mentoring 

Committee Members

Lucia S. Derks (Chair)University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Noah D. BernhardssonUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
Charles BrownUniversity of Michigan
Martin F. CaseyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Cindy D. ChangLos Angeles County - Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Daniel ChoiMassachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's
Kenneth DisbrowEmory SOM
Graham A. DixonBrody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Kendra ElmHennepin County Medical Center
Diandra EscamilaBoston Medical Center
Nicholas FernUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
Andrew GoldenUniversity of Cincinnati
Maurice E. HajjarThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Natalie HalapinLSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
John J. HurleyBrody School of Medicine
Anisha LashkariTouro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jonathan (Doug) MayeuxStanford
Gabriel PragerMount Sinai
Lana S. ShakerRutgers New Jersey Medical School
Vasisht SrinivasanUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
Jean Elizabeth Sun, MDMount Sinai School of Medicine
Wendy W. SunVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Agnes UsoroJohns Hopkins Emergency Medicine


Staff Liaisons

Monica Bell
Kat Nagasawa