Alexander Y. Sheng, MD MHPE

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Alexander Sheng


Dr. Sheng is currently the associate residency program director in the department of emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center.

He graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently completed residency training at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston.

He has been working at Boston Medical Center since 2014, and completed a Masters of Health Professions Education at Boston University.
He is an active member of the Boston University School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

Dr. Sheng’s professional interests include:
– resident attrition
– experiential learning
– E-learning
– diversity and inclusion
– graduate medical education
– residency administration
– curriculum design
– resident supervision
– resident evaluations / competency assessment


  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS


  • Published on 2/1/2021

    Horn A, Freniere B, Sheng AY. A Case Report of Ring Avulsion Injury: Under-recognized for Its Unique Implications in Transfer. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021 Feb; 5(1):75-78. PMID: 33560957.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/14/2020

    Mittelman A, Palmer M, Dugas J, Spector JA, McCabe K, Sheng AY. A Nationwide Survey of Program Directors on Resident Attrition in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 14; 22(1):86-93. PMID: 33439812.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/13/2020

    Hughes RH, Kleinschmidt S, Sheng AY. Using structured interviews to reduce bias in emergency medicine residency recruitment: worth a second look. AEM Education and Training. 2020; in the Press.

  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Sheng AY, Clark A, Amanti C. Supervision of Resident Physicians. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 38(2):339-351. PMID: 32336329.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Clark A, Amanti C, Sheng AY. Supervision of Advanced Practice Providers. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 38(2):353-361. PMID: 32336330.

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  • Published on 12/9/2019

    Chu A, Biancarelli D, Drainoni ML, Liu JH, Schneider JI, Sullivan R, Sheng AY. Usability of Learning Moment: Features of an E-learning Tool That Maximize Adoption by Students. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 09; 21(1):78-84. PMID: 31913823.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2019

    Brockberg M, Mittelman A, Dugas J, McCabe K, Spector J, Liu J, Sheng AY. Rate of Programs Affected by Resident Attrition and Program Factors Associated With Attrition in Emergency Medicine. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Dec; 11(6):663-667. PMID: 31871566.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/3/2019

    Sheng AY. Trials and Tribulations in Implementation of the Emergency Medicine Milestones from the Frontlines. West J Emerg Med. 2019 07; 20(4):647-650. PMID: 31316705.

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  • Published on 10/17/2018

    Sheng AY, Chu A, Biancarelli D, Drainoni ML, Sullivan R, Schneider JI. A Novel Web-Based Experiential Learning Platform for Medical Students (Learning Moment): Qualitative Study. JMIR Med Educ. 2018 Oct 17; 4(2):e10657. PMID: 30333094.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Rixe J, Carter K, Sheng AY, Spector S, Doering K, Chien J, Joshi N. . Hosting an eConference: Interactive video conference grand rounds between two institutions. Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine. 2018; (3:1).

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