Undergrad: University of Southern California (Communications Arts & Sciences)
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Boston Medical Center
Dr. Leslie C. Oyama, FACEP graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Communications Arts and Sciences. She worked as an independent technology consultant in the Bay Area to develop software and technology solutions for corporate needs specializing in the area of professional development and corporate training on a local and international level. Several years later, she applied to Boston University School of Medicine where she earned her Medical Degree. She completed both her Medicine Internship and Emergency Medicine Residency at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts AND served as Chief Resident in her final year of residency. She joined the faculty at UCSD in July 2006 and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. She completed the ACEP emergency medicine foundation teaching fellowship 2010 and the Reynolds mini-fellowship in geriatrics in 2012. Her current position is Associate Clinical Professor and Residency Program Director for Emergency Medicine. She is a contributing author to Rosen's Emergency Medicine, the foremost textbook of Emergency Medicine, and has authored other textbook chapters and peer reviewed publications. She was recognized as “Teacher of the Year” by the EM residents in 2013. In 2018 she was awarded the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association Kevin G. Rodgers Program Director of the Year. Areas of interest include medical education, innovation and technology - specifically, effective teaching strategies and evaluation/feedback when time is limited, and applying technology to create effective teaching tools and solutions. Publications
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