What's helping me become a better doctor

Amie Woods | TEDxGeorgeMasonU

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It is not everyday that you see a live ultrasound examination on a TEDx stage. It is also rare for doctors and patients to thank one another after one saves another's life. Dr. Amie Woods is able to do both; all while telling you about an amazingly inexpensive, and powerful, tool that is beginning to be used by physicians for many areas of diagnostics.

Dr. Woods attended medical school at the University of Rochester, and completed her residency in emergency medicine at Brown University. She subsequently completed the Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at George Washington University. She is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and works in the emergency department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She has taught emergency ultrasound techniques nationally and internationally and enjoys an active teaching role in her everyday clinical practice. Dr. Woods was given the Emergency Medicine award as a graduating medical student, and the GW Emergency Department Teaching Award at the completion of her fellowship in in 2009. In 2012, she welcomed her daughter, Savannah James Woods, and continues her daily quest of achieving a peaceful work/life balance.

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