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Sarah R. Williams, MD, MHPE, ACC is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. Her current focus is building a novel coaching program for the Department of Emergency Medicine and exploring ways to scale up coaching at an institutional level as her strategic initiative with the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy. Sarah represents our department as the Specialty Career Advisor for Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Previously, Sarah was the Program Director for our Emergency Medicine Residency Program and oversaw the educational curriculum for the residents. She has been on faculty at Stanford since 2000. Sarah went to Cal as an undergrad (Go Bears!) and then started drinking the Stanford cool-aid, going to medical school here, the EM residency from 1997-2000, and the chief residency in 2000-2001. During 2000-2001 Sarah also developed version 1 of the EM Ultrasound Fellowship and was its inaugural fellow, and then went on to become the founding director of the EM Ultrasound Program at Stanford.Dr. Williams also has a strong interest in medical education, leadership, and program building. She has worn all of the "hats" of residency leadership: Chief Resident, Assistant Program Director (APD), Associate PD, and finally, Program Director, overseeing the conversion of our program from a 3-year to a 4-year program. Sarah has also been active in helping coordinate and run several CME programs, including our national conference and developing a new series of interdisciplinary ultrasound CME courses. Sarah has both practical real-world experience in education as well as completing the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and the rigorous Masters Degree in Health Professions Education (MHPE) from UIC while continuing to work at Stanford full-time. Sarah leads our multidisciplinary Stanford Clinical Teaching Scholars Program, our medical education certificate program. Dr. Williams is also a certified professional coach.Sarah's areas of expertise are medical education, professional development, coaching and mentorship, program building, and emergency ultrasound. Sarah also understands the challenges of combining an active academic career with family; she is a wife and mom of three boys. She was also the first member of her family to go to college and gets how hard the system can be... Sarah is happy to collaborate with colleagues with anything related to any of the above interests.
Exploring ways to incorporate coaching into medical education.Investigating ways to innovate medical education training across specialties.Investigating applications of clinician-performed point-of-care ultrasound for emergency and critical care patients.Improving safety of transitions of care between providers during sign-out.