Education Keynote

Presented by Dr. Susan Promes

Perspectives in Medical Education: Past Experiences, Future Possibilities

Susan Promes, MD, MBA, editor-in-chief of Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training journal, and a recognized leader in emergency medicine education, with 25 years of experience, will present the SAEM23 Educational Keynote Address, “Perspectives in Medical Education: Past Experiences, Future Possibilities,” on Thursday, May 18 from 9:30-10 a.m. 

In a preview to her keynote address, Dr. Promes discusses "Where We've Been With Medical Education and Emergency Medicine and Where We're Going" with Steven Haywood, MD, RRT, from the SAEM Virtual Presence Committee.

Dr. Promes is a tenured professor at Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and has served as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2014. Prior to 2014, she spent seven years at the University of California San Francisco where she served as vice chair for education, emergency medicine residency program director, and director of curricular affairs in the graduate medical education office. Additionally, Dr. Promes was the inaugural emergency medicine residency program pirector at Duke University and director of the medical school capstone course.

Promes, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., earned her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and did her residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland General Hospital where she served as chief resident.

She is course director for the American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship and the inaugural editor-in-chief of Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, a journal dedicated to medical education scholarship in emergency medicine.

Her scholarly work has centered around topics germane to emergency medicine medical education and clinical guidelines for the practicing emergency physician. In addition to many peer review publications, she has edited multiple McGraw Hill board review books to prepare physicians for the emergency medicine board exam. She is an internationally recognized leader in academic emergency medicine and editor-in-chief of SAEM’s Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training journal, which debuted in January 2017.

Dr. Promes has received numerous awards and honors for excellence in teaching, leadership, and service. She is a graduate of the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program, a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, and the recipient of the Academy’s Teaching Excellence Award. In 2020 she received the SAEM Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award and is also the recipient of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Courage to Teach Award.