Dr. Thea James, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Mission, Dr. Jeff Schneider, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Travis Manasco, PGY-4, and Dr. Haley Thun, PGY-2, have been featured on National Public Radio for their roles in developing a curriculum for new interns and fellows on the social determinants of health!
The Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency is a national leader in public health programs and educational initiatives that raise the quality of care for underserved and vulnerable patient populations.
Also involved in this initiative were Chelsea McGuire, Elizabeth Doran, Leslie Halpern, Karan Verma, and the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) Social Determinants of Health Group.
Read more about our innovative training for house officers during orientation.
We are proud to announce that this year marks the 30th anniversary of our residency program!
There is a lot in our history to celebrate. Not only are we the oldest EM residency in the City of Boston, but we continue to advance the field of emergency medicine through our commitment to provide compassionate care to an under-served patient population, our many publications and cutting-edge research, our faculty's dedication to resident training, and our world-class public health initiatives such as Project ASSERT, the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, and the Injury Prevention Center, to name a few.
In addition, our residency has produced a large alumni network with graduates who have become true leaders in the specialty, and who have founded many other EM programs across the country.
Despite numerous obstacles, our program helped establish emergency medicine as a respected medical specialty in Boston and New England.
Congratulations to all the pioneers of emergency medicine, our alumni, faculty, and residents!
The Be Exceptional Award recognizes Boston Medical Center staff who demonstrate exceptional job performance and who embody the attributes of empathy, teamwork, initiative, and excellence. This year's 25 award recipients were nominated by fellow employees and selected by a hospital-wide committee. An award ceremony and reception will take place on Thursday, June 16 from 2-3 pm in the Hiebert Lounge.
Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Global Health, will be featured in an upcoming global health webinar on pre-departure training.
Sponsored by Child Family Health International (CFHI), a United Nations-recognized non-profit organization that specializes in global health education, the webinar will explore topics in pre-departure training for students and trainees working in health-related settings abroad. Other experts participating in the webinar include Dr. Jessica Evert, Clinical Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF, and Willy Oppenheim, Founder and Executive Director of omprakash.org.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 10am Pacific Time. Register now!
We are proud to announce that Dr. Elissa Schechter-Perkins, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, will be the lead emergency physician implementing a new, cutting-edge program that will provide Hepatitis C testing in the Emergency Department!
Funded largely by a grant from Gilead Sciences, this pilot program is a coordinated effort by the Emergency Department, section of Infectious Disease, and section of Laboratory Medicine at Boston Medical Center. The program provides for patient navigators who will help emergency physicians inform patients of their test results and ensure that patients are linked to timely outpatient hepatitis care. Implementation of the program is planned for this summer.
We are pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Sophia Dyer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, has been named as one of the 14 most influential women in EMS in the United States!
EMS1.com published the announcement about Dr. Dyer, who is the first female medical director for Boston EMS, as part of their celebration of Women's History Month.
Dr. Dyer is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center program, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Children’s Hospital Boston Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention. In addition, she has received many prestigious awards throughout her career including the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award and the Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education.
CFHI is a United Nations-recognized non-profit organization that specializes in global health education, providing over 30 global health education programs in 10 countries around the world. Dr. Jacquet's role will be to oversee curriculum development, pre-departure training, and research. She will also collaborate with CFHI’s Medical Directors in international communities to build solidarity, reciprocity, and local capacity-building.
Dr. Jacquet is an expert in pre-departure training, and has also worked extensively in the areas of medical education, resource-limited emergency medicine, and global health research.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Sophia Dyer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, has received the Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education!
Created by the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities Emergency Medical Services Medical Directors Consortium in 2009, this annual award recognizes physicians who have "provided the emergency medical community with incomparable educational achievement and who possess the unique ability to facilitate substantive learning among the public, emergency care providers and colleagues alike."
Dr. Dyer is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center program, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Children's Hospital Boston Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention. In addition, she has received many prestigious awards throughout her career including the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award.
We are excited to announce the establishment of the first annual All Boston Emergency Medicine Conference!
Spearheaded by chief residents and faculty representatives from BMC, BIDMC, BWH/MGH, and Tufts, along with our very own Dr. Jonathan Olshaker, Professor and Chairman of the Emergency Department, our robust education section, Drs. Alex Sheng, Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Program Director, and Matthew Tyler, PGY4, the conference celebrates the amazing emergency medicine presence in Boston. More
Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Dr. Thea James, Associate Professor and Director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP), have been interviewed on a National Public Radio (NPR) program investigating gun violence.
The broadcast, titled Humankind: Epidemic of Gun Violence, features Dr. Feldman and Dr. James discussing both the medical and public health implications of gun violence.
Listen to a clip of the interview.
Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, is co-principal investigator in a new study examining at the effect of ambulance diversion on the vulnerable patients that Boston Medical Center serves.
Dr. Feldman helped advocate for Massachusetts banning ambulance diversion state-wide in 2009. Massachusetts is the first and only state in the country to implement this policy.
In an interview on NPR, Dr. Feldman states that "we have strong evidence that people who have critical illness or injury who have delayed time to treatment do worse."
Read more about the study and the NIH grant.
Congratulations to Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, for being named a Senior Reviewer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Calling him "among the best of the very best," Annals cited Dr. Feldman's "very substantial academic contribution to the journal and our specialty" as a reason why he was chosen for the position.
Dr. Feldman also serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board and is a member of the Committee on Publications for the Massachusetts Medical Society.
We are proud to announce that Traci C. Green, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of the Boston Medical Center Injury Prevention Research Center, has been appointed to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid Guideline Workgroup.
Dr. Green is one of ten national healthcare experts who were nominated by the CDC to advise its Board of Scientific Counselors on guidelines for opioid prescribing.
Dr. Green earned a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Yale University.
We are pleased to announce that Boston Medical Center has opened a new state-of-the-art simulation center!
The Alan D. Solomont & Susan Lewis Solomont Clinical Simulation Center features cutting-edge facilities, supplies, and technology for resident, student, and nursing education. The simulation center is available for use by all hospital departments, but is managed by Emergency Department faculty under the leadership of Dr. Ron Medzon, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director for Medical Simulation.
Take a virtual tour of the new Moakley Building facility here.