Susan E. Farrell, M.D., Ed.M., and Ernest E. Wang, M.D., Elected to the ABEM Board of Directors

Feb 16, 2022

The Board of Directors of the American Board of Emergency (ABEM) has elected two new members: Susan E. Farrell, M.D., Ed.M., and Ernest E. Wang, M.D.

Dr. Farrell is Director of Continuing and Professional Development in the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation at the Mass General Hospital Institute for Health Professions. In her position, she is responsible for the oversight and support of internal continuing education endeavors, as well as the development of new external interprofessional development initiatives. She has worked in medical education at Harvard Medical School for 20 years as the Director of Student Programs, and the Emergency Medicine Clerkship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also practices clinically. Dr. Farrell is also currently the Director of the Objective Structured Clinical Exam Program at Harvard Medical School, responsible for the longitudinal standardized assessment of students’ clinical skills development. Dr. Farrell completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine and fellowship training in Medical Toxicology from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She serves as an ABEM oral examiner and exam question writer, and is a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Becoming Certified Task Force.

Dr. Wang is Chief of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Dean for Medical Education for the NorthShore University Health System, where he practices clinically. He is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine through the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Wang also is a dedicated educator with an interest in simulation-based immersive medical (SIM) training. Dr. Wang is the immediate-past chair of American College of Emergency Physician’s (ACEP) Educational Steering Committee, was the inaugural program chair and founder of ACEP’s SIM training program and created the ACEP SIM Subcommittee. He also contributed to the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) simulation interest group, which became the Simulation Academy. Dr. Wang also established a Chair for Simulation at NorthShore to develop multidisciplinary simulation training across the health system. Dr. Wang completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He serves an oral examiner, oral case developer and reviewer, and exam question writer for ABEM.

Dr. Farrell and Dr. Wang will begin their terms on the Board of Directors in July 2022.

The ABEM Board of Directors is comprised solely of volunteer directors: one public member director, with all other directors being board-certified, clinically active emergency physicians who actively participate in ABEM continuing certification, a process of continuous learning and periodic assessment.

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