Stephanie B. Jones, MD

President

Boston, MA
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My participation in SEA began simply with gathering information at annual meetings. I was excited to meet other educators who shared my enthusiasm and faced similar challenges. Later, I joined the Committees on Resident Evaluation, then Educational Meetings, and Research. I loved the camaraderie and mentorship available to members of SEA. Through SEA’s work on the ACGME core competencies, for example, I attained the maximum reaccreditation term after my first RRC visit as Program Director at Beth Israel Deaconess. Reviewing submitted abstracts for the spring meetings always gets me thinking about ways to improve education for my own students, trainees, and faculty. I have also contributed to the society, having led workshops, served as Program Chair for the 2009 Fall and 2014 Spring Annual meetings, as a member of the Board of Directors, and currently Secretary. During that time, I progressed from junior faculty to assistant Program Director, to Program Director, and now Vice Chair for Education. As my personal career development needs have changed over the years, I have come to understand better the various roles that SEA must play in faculty development to provide resources and learning opportunities for everyone from residents and early faculty to senior leadership. Our more recent attention to recognizing educators and supporting their academic advancement through the Philip Liu Awards and SEAd grants demonstrates our commitment to furthering the specialty as a whole.

I have witnessed the evolution of SEA over the years from a small society to the strong organization it is today. My goal as President-elect would be to support the mission and growth of the organization, while maintaining the “family” feel that is so important to fostering personal relationships within the society. Linking our Fall meeting to SAAAPM in 2019 will provide an interesting opportunity to assess and meet the needs of core and subspecialty Program Directors, and add more of them to our membership ranks. The renewed and sustained efforts by the Medical Student and Resident Education committees are key to attracting residents and students to SEA; they are our future clinical educators.

SEA has been an essential part of my development in academic anesthesiology. I am honored to serve as your President-elect and continuing our wonderful forward progress.