20 in 6 Resident Lecture Competition

What is it?

The EMRA 20 in 6 Resident Lecture Competition occurs at ACEP’s Scientific Assembly every year and is hosted by residents, for residents. We seek out the best resident speakers in the country and each year, they compete for the title “Best Resident Lecturer.” Residents are given up to six minutes and exactly 20 slides to lecture on any topic that is relevant to emergency medicine. It’s designed to be a fast-paced, intellectually-stimulating event in a fun, EMRA-style atmosphere.

2018 Winners

  • First Place:  Jon Smart, MD - UT Health San Antonio; "Right Heart on Fire - Pulmonary Hypertension"
  • Second Place:  Katie Lupez, MD - Carolinas Medical School; "Human Jetpacks"
  • Third Place:  Carolyn Comissaris, MD - University of Michigan; "You're not dead until you are cold and dead:  Management of Cardiac Arrest due to Hypothermia"

Left to right:  Rob Orman, MD; Mizuho Spangler, DO; Jon Smart, MD; Allen Chang, MD; Michael Gisondi, MD

2018 20 in 6 Resident Lecture Competition Sponsor

2018 Competitors

Congratulations to the 2018 speakers who will be competing for the title “Best Resident Lecturer.” 

  • Neel Andharia, DO. PGY-2, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
  • Darian Arman, MD. PGY-2, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
  • Aaron Blackshaw, MD. PGY-3, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
  • Sophia Bodnar, DO. PGY-3, University of Illinois in Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Carolyn Commissaris, MD. PGY-3, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Andrew D’Alessandro, MD. PGY-2, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Kathryn Fisher, MD. PGY-3, McGovern Emergency Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Matthew Gangidine, MD. PGY-2, Wright State University Hospital, Dayton, OH
  • David Kaltman, MD. PGY-3, Northwesten University Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Katie Lupez, MD. PGY-3, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Isabel Malone, MD. PGY-3, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Jillian Nickerson, MD. PGY-4, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Manavjeet Sidhu, MD. PGY-3, UCSF-Fresno Hospital, Fresno, CA
  • Jon Smart, MD. PGY-3, University of Texas Health San Antonio Hospital, San Antonio, TX
  • Emily Wheelis, MD. PGY-3 EM/IM, University of Illinois in Chicago, Chicago, IL

This Year's Judges

We recruit the best of the best lecturers and teachers in the specialty to judge this competition.

Allen Chang, MD
Resident Physician
Stanford University Hospital/Kaiser Permanente Emergency Medicine Residency
Twitter: @shockisadvised

Michael A. Gisondi, MD 
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Emergency Medicine @StanfordEMED
Stanford University School of Medicine @StanfordMed
Twitter:  @MikeGisondi

Mizuho Spangler, DO
Assistant Professor Clinical Emergency Medicine
University of Southern California + USC Medical Center
Editor in Chief, Hippo Education Podcasts

Rob Orman, MD
Editor in Chief ERcast
Attending Physician
St. Charles Medical Center. Bend, OR.
Twitter: @emergencypdx

About the Competition

Want to know more about the competition at ACEP?

Are you ready to compete?

Check out "How to Rock EMRA's 20 in 6 Presentation"

Scoring system

How is the 20 in 6 presentation judged?

2017 Competition Videos

Check out the winners and competitors at ACEP17.

Watch the competitors

2016 Competition

See the presentations and find out who won in 2016.

Watch the competitors