Congratulations to Dr. Linda Regan, who was awarded EMRA’s prestigious Program Director of the Year award at SAEM 2016. She is the first woman to receive the award! Her award was presented by two of her former chief residents, who noted that she “universally… inspires her residents to be kinder, smarter, and better physicians to meet her high bar and to earn her trust and respect.” In a letter of nomination, her residents describe Dr. Regan’s deep and unwavering commitment to her residents and her tremendous clinical acumen.
In her six years as Program Director at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Regan has designed and implemented a unique fourth year curriculum in which residents have the full support of the Department to pursue their passion, whether it be in ultrasound, administration, global health, or any other field. Her vision for the fourth year is that residents have the opportunity to create their own niche and use the year as a runway to their careers, and it has been universally acclaimed and, in the words of her residents, has “revolutionized training at our institution.”
In addition to her stellar clinical skills and her supportive relationships with residents, Dr. Regan has published widely on medical education and contributed on the national level as a member of the board of directors of CORD and as an ABEM oral board examiner. She has won multiple teaching awards and is renowned for her engaging lecture style and keen ability to distill and deliver feedback to residents. She is beloved by her residents.
Congratulation, Dr. Regan, on this well-deserved honor!