Daniel Martin, MD
Daniel Martin, MD, FACEPProfessor and Vice Chair Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Our education mission within the Department of Emergency Medicine here at the Ohio State University has grown immensely in size and impact since the start of our residency program in 1982. Over half of our faculty are Clinical Educator Faculty and are committed to education at a variety of levels. This includes education and teaching at the medical student level in our College of Medicine, residency and fellowship education and faculty development. At all levels our goal is to strive for excellence through state of the art innovation and scholarship and to disseminate this expertise throughout our specialty of Emergency Medicine. We want to add value to our students, residents, fellows and faculty so they in turn can add value to others in Emergency Medicine and ultimately to our patients and to our specialty. We want to provide our learners with limitless academic and educational opportunities.
Several of our faculty members are supported by our College of Medicine at multiple levels and have been active at scholarship dissemination nationally and internationally. This includes significant leadership positions in many areas of our new curriculum, ranging from Assistant Dean to Expert Educator, Portfolio Coaches and Clerkship Directors. Several of these faculty members have created curricula, developed innovations and have presented education scholarship at a variety of national forums ranging from SAEM to CORD to the AAMC. Several have been recognized by our College of Medicine with prestigious awards such as “The Courage to Teach Award” and “Professor of the Year.” Our education impact in our College is palpable as the specialty of Emergency Medicine has become one of the most popular specialties among graduating students. Our students not only experience elective third year and required fourth year rotations in Emergency Medicine at our multiple sites but they also have the opportunity to experience Advanced Topics in Emergency Medicine (ATEM) and Honors Ultrasound. These advanced longitudinal curricula are designed to bridge the gap between medical student education and residency experiences. During these advanced experiences our students get the opportunity to participate in required scholarship and lectures.
Our residency now includes our 3 year categorical programs with a recent expansion to 14 residents per year as well as our new EM IM program which began in July of 2013. Our residency program leadership has had considerable national impact with representation and involvement in many organizational areas such as ABEM, CORD, ACEP, SAEM and the ACGME. Residents have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of clinical problems at multiple sites. Their training also emphasizes education and teaching excellence by teaching students and residents at the bedside, in our skills lab and through lectures. They can also choose specific areas of concentration to begin to prepare for any future career paths. Many choose to complete fellowships and gravitate toward academic careers and leadership positions.
After residency training our department and our medical center offer a number of important fellowships. Emergency Medicine Residency graduates have completed fellowship training in areas such as Toxicology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound, Administration, Critical Care, Sports Medicine, and Research. Recent fellowships just developed include EMS and Medical Education.
The most exciting feature of these education areas are the collaboration and facilitation between them. Our fellows provide teaching and education to our residents and our residents have a curriculum regarding the education of our students. In fact our Emergency Medicine ATEM students participate in a tiered mentorship program designed to provide mentorship to first and second year students. Meanwhile our committed education faculty provides education expertise and innovation at every educational level. Limitless education and academic opportunity provides a maximal impact and a positive influence on the specialty of Emergency Medicine.