My name is David Marcus and I’m a chief resident – a physician in training – specializing in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine in New York City (year five of five). This means that I spend half my time working in the Emergency Department and the other half on the inpatient medical units, various ICU’s, and in the outpatient clinics. For the last three years I have served as Associate Director of Student Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and I also teach regularly with the Internal Medicine Student Clerkship.
My clinical interests include: bedside sonography, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, EMS, primary care, wilderness medicine, disaster/search-and-rescue medicine, and Narrative Medicine. I’m also especially interested in resident and medical student education and an avid supporter of FOAM. My non-clinical interests include: physician professionalism, activism, the role of physicians in society, clinical ethics, health care disparities, and social determinants of health. Then there’s the photography, reading, cycling, sailing, and miscellaneous outdoor stuff.
I graduated from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, where I was fortunate enough to found the student-run Brooklyn Free Clinic together with a group of medical, public health, and nursing students. While at Downstate I also served in the national leadership of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) where I focused on health-care reform. I’ve been involved in teaching since my days as an EMT, search and rescue medic, and combat medic.
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