Committed to the educational development of residents, our faculty provide a wealth of opportunities, teaching and mentorship to our program.
Our faculty have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement as evidenced by an active publication record. Recent publications from the Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center Emergency Medicine Faculty touch on all aspects of emergency medicine.
Energetic, dynamic, infatigable, ambitious, and supportive, this is the faculty member we want around all the time. S/he teaches the art of medicine, negotiation, residency survival, and humanism. This is the faculty member we hope is on the schedule with us, the one that perks our spirits on the long ride into work. This individual is active in our education, a powerhouse of ideas regarding opportunities to further our careers, and a stellar example of what it means to be an emergency medicine physician both inside and outside of the department. Above all, this person consistently has the resident’s well being and interest high on his/her list of priorities and is always approachable.
Starting a new job at an unfamiliar place can be daunting, but some people shine through from their first steps through the door. As a group, we wanted to recognize the new faculty member who has put in the extra effort not only to become part of the clinical culture of our ED’s, but also part of the fabric of the residency. This award goes to the faculty member whose first year at the program has been marked by enthusiasm and dedication to our education and well-being during their first year at the program.
A good deal of our education comes from outside our own department, especially during our second year in the form of taking care of the sickest of the sick, delivering the “most beautiful” of babies, and all the injured patients who were just “minding their own business.” As a group, we wanted to recognize the off service faculty who step up to the plate and take the time to educate us. Influential, informative; s/he is a superb teacher. They treat us like their own, for better or for worse, and we cannot imagine a residency without their efforts.
Bridging basic science, bedside teaching, and the latest studies, this faculty member is an exceptional teacher both in deed and word. S/he leads us by granting autonomy when we are ready for it, and filling the gap when we think we are. Calm, collected, patient, we know we will be thinking of something s/he taught us when we are out and on our own one day soon. This person is able to teach the ability to reason and find information in addition to providing the information itself.
Seasoned and experienced, s/he is one of the most supportive and trusted members of the faculty. S/he is our most trusted guide and confidant. S/he contributes to the spirit of the program on a day to day basis. S/he grounds us when we are trying to do too much and lifts our thoughts when we hit the bottom. A wealth of good advice and good attitude, we want to be like him/her when the time comes to mentor students or other residents.
Giving a good presentation is difficult. To be relevant, to be insightful but not complex, and to impact our daily practice requires so much skill. When subjects are boring, this person brings them to life. This award goes to the faculty member whose didactic presentations are energetic, organized, well researched and memorable.