Academic Junior Attending
The Academic Junior Attending Year (Fourth Year) is an opportunity for graduates of the BIDMC HAEMR program to remain in the Emergency Department for a year after graduation, in a unique role that combines clinical responsibilities with further training in a specialized area of Academic or Administrative interest. This position is guaranteed for any graduating resident who wishes to take advantage of this program. Participants in the fourth year work clinically as junior attendings in the emergency department at BIDMC and our affiliated hospitals (average of 22 clinical hours per week), which provides an opportunity for growth and development as a new attending. At the same time, this limited clinical schedule allows for protected time which is used to complete an individual academic or administrative project of their choice. During this time, participants may also choose to complete a one year Master's in Public Health through the Harvard School of Public Health. On average, 25% of the graduating class chooses to stay on for this junior attending year.
The following projects have been completed by fouth year junior attendings:
- Basic science research
- MPH in statistics and epidemiology
- Residency administration
- Healthcare quality research
- Postgraduate medical education
- Sports medicine fellowship
- Information technology fellowship
- International Emergency Medicine
- Bedside ultrasonography
Current Academic Junior Attendings 2013-14
Louisa Canham, MD
Louisa is moving into the role of assistant residency director for the BIDMC program. She has a strong interest in resident education, and will be contributing to the didactic curriculum through lectures and coordination of the simulation experience for residents. She will also be closely involved in the recruitment of new residents during the interview season. She will be working clinically at both BIDMC and our affiliated community sites.
Ashley Greiner, MD, MPH
Ashley is currently pursuing the Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at BIDMC in conjunction with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). Since she already has her MPH, the fellowship will take place over one year. During that time she will be involved in a number of international research projects, training courses, and have the opportunity to network with leaders in global health at conferences around the globe. With the help of her mentors at BIDMC as well as HHI, she hopes to develop her niche in the field of global health during the upcoming year.
David Chiu, MD
David is starting the Emergency Medicine Informatics Fellowship at BIDMC. A key component of the fellowship will be to learn about how information is collected, processed and used in the healthcare setting and then writing code that will enhance the clinical experience. Another important aspect of the fellowship will be researching the implementations that he designs, which is why David will be getting his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health, to learn properly about study design and research methodology.