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Second-year medical student selected to serve on American Academy of Emergency Medicine committee

Jan. 18, 2017

Ryan DesCamp, a second-year student at IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, has accepted a position on the Wellness Committee of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine-Resident Student Association.

Ryan DesCamp

Ryan DesCamp | PHOTO COURTESY OF RYAN DESCAMP

The new committee's mission is to coordinate wellness initiatives such as creating a national wellness curriculum and identifying unwell residents and students across the country. Additionally, the committee aims to study the root causes of burnout and promote wellness and longevity in emergency medicine providers.

DesCamp said he felt especially drawn to the new committee because of his experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT; his interest in emergency medicine as a future career; and also his dual MD/MPH degree concentrating in social and behavioral sciences. 

DesCamp also has soon to be published manuscript focusing on physician burnout in medicine that he co-authored with Ernest Talarico, Jr., Ph.D., entitled, "Provider Burnout and Resilience of the Healthcare Team." The article was published in the December 2016 edition of the Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health.

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