Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Advancing Role of Technology in Emergency Medicine Education and Training: Interview with Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM

Originally Published: Common Sense, May/June 2012
Original Author:
Ali Farzad, MD
AAEM/RSA Publications Committee Chair
Linda J. Kesselring, MS ELS, Copyeditor

Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM
 In this issue, we stick with the theme stated in my previous articles and continue to explore the evolving role of technology in emergency medicine (EM) education and training. This time, I have the pleasure of interviewing one of the greatest educators of our time, Dr. Amal Mattu, Vice-Chair of the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mattu is a seasoned clinician with a true passion for EM and is known internationally as one of the premier speakers in our field. He is a well-respected expert in emergency cardiology and electrocardiography and a dedicated teacher who strives to make a difference by delivering quality education about high-risk topics.

Spotlight On Leaders in Emergency Medicine: Michael Epter, DO FAAEM

Originally Published: Common Sense , May/June 2012
Original Author: Leana S. Wen, MD MSc
AAEM/RSA President

Michael Epter, DO FAAEM
This is a new column in Common Sense where Dr. Leana S. Wen, AAEM/RSA president, interviews leaders in emergency medicine about their experiences, perspectives, and insights. The fifth installment is a conversation with a leader in EM and AAEM: Dr. Michael Epter. Dr. Epter is the Program Director and Vice-Chair of Education at the University of Nevada. He has held a number of leadership roles, including President of the Young Physicians Section, member of the AAEM board of directors, and Chair of the Education Committee. Dr. Epter is a recipient of AAEM/RSA’s Program Director of the Year award.

LW: Tell me about your current position and what you do.
Dr. Epter: I currently serve as the Program Director and