Physician Educator Spotlight: David A. Young M.D., M.Ed., M.B.A., FAAP, FASA, CHSE
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
David A. Young M.D., M.Ed., M.B.A., FAAP, FASA, CHSE
Title and Faculty Appointment:
Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Chair, Medical School Admissions Committee
Chair, Academy of Distinguished Educators
Vice-Chair, Simulation Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Senator-at-Large and Chair Education Committee, Faculty Senate
Baylor College of Medicine
Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education:
Undergraduate: Florida State University; Biochemistry [B.S.]
Graduate: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine [M.D.]
Graduate: University of Houston, Master in Education
Graduate: University of Texas at Dallas, Master’s in Business Administration
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital [General Anesthesiology]
Fellowship: Miami Children’s Hospital [Pediatric Anesthesiology]
Brief Educational Biosketch:
I have been a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine since 2002. I am currently a Professor of Anesthesiology and I practice clinically as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. My main Departmental roles include being the Vice-Chair of Simulation Medicine, Director for the Pediatric Anesthesiology MOCA simulation course, and the Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology Simulation. At the College level, my main roles include being Co-Chair of the Medical School Admissions Committee, the Chair of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, and being the Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate Education Committee.
I started my journey within SEA by first attending the Workshop on Teaching in 2006. After quickly realizing this society is a perfect fit for me, I’ve progressively expanded my involvement. I started the SEA Peer Coaching Program in 2008 and remain the current Chair. Since 2013, I am the Co-Chair of the Faculty Development Committee. I was the Co-Chair of the 2011 Spring Meeting in San Antonio. Since 2011, I have been a member of the CME Planning Committee and from 2007-2010 was a member of the Educational Meetings and Faculty Development Committees. Finally, I’ve facilitated 14 workshops at SEA meetings on a variety of topics.
Society for Education in Anesthesia:
- Co-Chair: Faculty Development Committee
- Chair: Peer Coaching Program
- Co-Chair 2011 Spring Meeting
- Member: CME Planning Committee
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia:
- Chair: Simulation Special Interest Group
Society for Simulation in Healthcare:
- Vice-Chair: Anesthesia Section
American Society of Anesthesiologists:
- Problem-Based Learning Committee; member
- Professional Issues Educational Track; member
American Board of Anesthesiology:
- Applied Examination; Full Examiner
- Basic Examination; Question writer
What drew you to a career in anesthesiology education?
Being directly involved in educational activities has been an interest and a priority of mine during my entire career during and after training. I’ve always felt significant satisfaction after watching a student become engaged in an educational activity. My “laboratory” is within the classroom [or likely operating room] in which different methods and techniques are attempted in order to create the best possible educational experience and outcome for each learner.
What are a few facts about you people may not know?
Facts about me that people may not know include my previous service in the US Army [after medical school] and my affection for animals.
What is your advice to an aspiring, young anesthesiologist educator?
Being a great listener and observer is key to an effective outcome. In addition, have flexibility while also seeking out appropriate mentorship [such as the networks available at SEA] will also result in increased satisfaction for the learners and teachers.