Today we speak with Drs. Jacob Avila (@UltrasoundMD @5MinSono) and Matt Riscinti (@mriscinti @thepocusatlas) about their innovative #MedEd creations and how they turned creative thoughts into concrete #FOAMed #FOAMus realities.  Remarkably, both educators launched their ideas in their 20s as emergency medicine residents. We explore if there are gender differences in the messages they received: encouragement, discouragement, mentoring,  risk taking.  Both realized their successful projects early in their careers.  Where did confidence play a role?  Where did the imposter syndrome play a role?

Forbes 2018 Confidence Gap in Men and Women

The Atlantic 2014 The Confidence Gap


Jacob Avila is the point-of-care ultrasound director at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.  He founded when he was an EM intern at Chattanooga. Matt Riscinti is a chief and senior resident at the SUNY Downstate program in Brooklyn, NY.  He cofounded as a third year resident.