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Steven Davis, MD, Recognized as National Clerkship Director of the Year

Steven DavisCongratulations to Steven Davis, MD, RESD '08, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), for his recent selection as the 2019 National Clerkship Director of the Year at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

Davis serves as the student clerkship director of the Emergency Medicine Senior Clerkship at SMHS and also serves on the Committee for Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum and is a chair of the Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee at GW. He was nominated by faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

The award recognizes an emergency medicine clerkship director who has made significant contributions to either a third- or fourth-year emergency medicine rotation, according to the website Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM), a subgroup of SAEM, who sponsored the award. Nominees must be clerkship directors of a mandatory, selective, or elective rotation, and have served in the role for at least five years.

CDEM is the national organization representing undergraduate medical education in emergency medicine and was the first academy formed under the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Membership of CDEM consists of medical student educators committed to enhancing medical student education within emergency medicine.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our Emergency Medicine Senior Clerkship,” said Davis. “Awards like this are a recognition of the whole educational team. It takes a whole department to build a successful educational program. In the Department of Emergency Medicine, we have an energetic team committed to building a preeminent student experience. While the recognition for our team’s achievements are exciting, we’re even more excited about how we can next expand and improve our educational programs.”

Previously, Davis served as director of the Health Policy Scholarly Concentration and has presented on health policy and public health topics locally, regionally and nationally. Davis has written and presented on emergency management of ophthalmologic conditions, use of point-of-care ultrasonography in clinical medicine, and novel approaches in medical education. He is a graduate of the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program at GW and is a past recipient of the SMHS Distinguished Teacher Award.

For more about the award, visit