About Benjamin Azan, MD

Emergency Physician
Lincoln Medical Center
Founder/Editor of foambase.org

I am Dr. Gillian Schmitz, Associate Program Director, UT San Antonio: How I Work Smarter

Today we feature another young star in our field. Dr. Gillian Schmitz (@GillianMD1) is part of the next generation of emergency medicine leaders. In her young career she has already been decorated with several teaching awards, including the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Early Career Faculty Award. An active member of EMRA as a resident, she continues her societal involvement as the chair of the ACEP Academic Affairs Committee. In a recent move to UT San Antonio, she helped launch a new residency program and currently serves as the associate program director. Dr. Schmitz kindly shares her pearls about life management.

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2019-04-16T22:15:14-07:00

I am Dr. J. Scott Wieters, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Texas A&M: How I Work Smarter

Dr. J. Scott Wieters (@EMedCoach) is a community EM doc turned academician 4 years ago. Looks like Dr. Wieters found his calling. As the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education Texas A&M COM he has received his medical school’s teaching award 4 years yeas in a row, and it’s easy to see why. As a newly FOAMed convert, he has started contributing on the REBELEM blog and has shown some real speaking skills. This up and coming clinician educator was nominated by Dr. Ben Smith. Dr. Wieters took a few moments to graciously share his insights into work, life, and being efficient.

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2019-04-16T22:18:09-07:00

I am Dr. Jeremy Faust, Co-Host of FOAMCast: How I Work Smarter

Dr. Jeremy Faust is a EM resident of many talents. His accomplishment are wide and varied from his many musical awards, to his work with grammy award winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth, to his column in ACEPnews, to his appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show speaking on the Ebola crisis, to his upcoming SMACC Chicago talk. He’s well known in the FOAM world and, for the last year, has been producing quality FOAM core content with Lauren Westafer on their podcast: FOAMCast. Dr. Jeremy Faust, following his own mantra, broke the mold, submitting his How I Work Smarter column despite not being officially nominated. Bold. Follow the link, yall, to discover Dr. Faust’s keys to success.

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2019-04-16T23:29:39-07:00

I am Dr. Ben Smith, Director of Emergency Ultrasound at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: How I Work Smarter

If anyone in this series deserves the title of true “life hacker”, it’s Dr. Ben Smith (@UltrasoundJelly). A nuclear engineer turned emergency physician, you’ll see it is apparent he takes an engineer’s approach to productivity. In the clinical/education world, he is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound and the Associate Residency Director at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He’s a contributing member of FOAM via several websites, including ultrasoundoftheweek.com and 5minsono.com. Although we may not all have the braun to manage our own server infrastructure to host FOAM sites (which Dr. Smith does), he breaks down some simple tips you can use to automate your life and get started on the path to life hacking.

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2019-04-16T23:31:04-07:00

I am Dr. Sean Fox, Star Educator and Creator of Peds EM Morsels: How I Work Smarter

When I first contacted Dr. Sean Fox (@PedEMMorsels) regarding participating in the How I Work Smarter series he described his work style as “a bull in a china shop”, questioning if he was a worthy participant. This, in fact, makes him an ideal contributor as most of us can relate to the difficulties of achieving organizational zen. But Dr. Fox is also being humble. He is double boarded in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. In his young career, he has already received several teaching awards including the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award. He’s also embraced teaching through FOAM via his great site pedemmorsels.com. Dr. Fox generously took some time out to share some great thoughts on how he tries to shoot the efficiency moon.
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2019-04-16T23:32:01-07:00

I am Dr. Sam Ghali, EM Faculty and Ultrasound Expert at The University of Kentucky: How I Work Smarter

As you can see from our How I Work Smarter (HIWS) mapping post, Lexington Kentucky is emerging as a powerhouse of EM leaders and social media gurus. After WildcatEM HIWS contributions from Matt Dawson, Rob Rogers, and Chris Doty, we have Dr. Sam Ghali (@EM_ResUS) taking a swing. Dr. Ghali is an up and coming member of the SoMe circuit with a focus on point-of-care ultrasound, resuscitation, and critical care. Nominated by Haney Mallemat, Dr. Ghali generously shares his thoughts about career and life management.

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2019-04-16T23:32:40-07:00

I am Dr. Minh Le Cong, Royal Flying Doc and Author of the PHARM blog and podcast: How I Work Smarter

We are back from our break with more How I Work Smarter. We hope you enjoyed our new sister series Healthy in EM! Today we have a FOAM and Twitter staple weighing in: Dr. Minh Le Cong (@ketaminh). He is a senior officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia. He holds quite a few degrees/certifications. In fact, we should really publish his full title: Dr. Minh Le Cong MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, FARGP, FACAsM, GDRGP, GEM, CertIVTAA, PGDAeroRT. He is the driving force behind the PHARM blog and podcast which focuses on out of hospital and retrieval medicine. Dr. Le Cong has kept his advice brief, but if you are curious on how he managed to include God, the Dalai Lama, and Scott Weingart in one post, keep reading.

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2019-04-16T23:33:01-07:00