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 http://5minsono.com 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 http://www.thepocusatlas.com as a third year resident.