Emily Lynn Senecal M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Emily Senecal, an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, received her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her residency with Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR) at Brigham and Women's and MGH, where she was chief resident. Dr. Senecal is also an instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Senecal serves as Clerkship Director at HMS for medical student education, and she is a member of the core teaching faculty with HAEMR, where she uses a variety of teaching techniques including lectures and labs in addition to bedside training. Dr. Senecal is also course director for basic life support for HMS students, and she is co-course director for the fourth-year HMS course, Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics. Dr. Senecal is a founding member of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM), the first Academy of Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), and she currently serves on the Executive Committee of CDEM. She has been invited to present case records locally and nationally. Dr. Senecal is also active in the educational committees of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).
ResearchDr. Senecal's research and academic interest is in medical student and resident education. As core faculty she continually researches and applies new techniques that improve medical education. Dr. Senecal co-developed SAEM Tests, an online testing website for emergency medicine students (www.saemtests.org). She then chaired a national committee through CDEM that developed the first standardized examination for emergency medicine students, the National Emergency Medicine M4 Examination. She continues to develop and research medical student educational and assessment tools.