January 29, 2013
The AAMC has selected Nicole Deiorio, M.D., an associate professor in the department of emergency medicine, as a winner in the 3rd National Career Development Month Contest.
Dr. Deiorio co-hosted a group career-planning activity in November, and was chosen by the AAMC Careers in Medicine program as having presented an event that was especially effective and impactful for students. Dr. Dawn Dillman, associate professor in the department of Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine, was the event's co-leader.
Dr. Deiorio's presentation overview from the AAMC web site:
Brief description of event(s): Half-day workshop for students interested in hospital-based, acute care careers such as emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and critical care medicine. The workshop involved an IV lab; smaller workshops about creating CVs, interviewing, and optional activities related to these specialties; a panel discussion led by faculty and fourth-year students in the featured specialties; and a presentation on the medical school and practice stressors of acute care fields as well as resources for addressing them.
The CiM team especially liked: The unique approach of combining technical skills (IV starts) with providing career decision information about hospital acute care specialties for students with this interest. A particular strength was having panelists discuss the various specialties they considered as students and how they ultimately arrived at their decision.
Dr. Deiorio is engaged in teaching students at many levels, from Principles of Clinical Medicine to the third and fourth year EM clerkships. As Director for Career Advising in the School of Medicine, she works with Dr. Dillman and the rest of the Student Affairs team to assist students in understanding their career goals, finding mentors and applying to residencies.