Undergrad: Duke (Comparative Area Studies)
Medical School: UCSF
Residency: Preliminary Internal Medicine at UCSF, then EM at LA County + USC
Certification Programs: UCSD Leadership in Academic Medicine, USC Teaching and Learning Fellowship
Dr. Fernandez currently serves as the UCSD Associate Residency Program Director, where he focuses on medical simulation, internship orientation, and resident + medical student teaching and mentorship. He is a top-rated faculty, resident and student advocate: encouraging an exciting and supportive educational environment, while emphasizing wellness activities, healthy living, and work-life balance. He currently serves as the conference chair of the Annual Assembly for the California Chapter of ACEP, which is a three year commitment.
He has authored several simulation cases for use as part of the EM Council of Residency Directors (CORD) innovative mock e-oral boards curriculum, and edited and authored numerous book chapters. Currently, he is participating in the ACEP/SAEM/CORD Medical Education Research Certificate program.
Prior to joining UCSD in 2012, he served for 7 years as the LA County + USC DEM Director of Medical Students education, where he was actively involved in building a longitudinal curriculum for Emergency Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) as well as mentoring hundreds of medical students through USC Emergency Medicine Student Interest Group (EMSIG). He has been awarded multiple medical student teaching awards at both UCSD and USC.
In his free time, he enjoys time with his wife, young children and family, as well as surfing, tennis, and biking.
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