About Us

Making it from medical school to residency can be tough.  And confusing.  And overwhelming.  We know, we’ve been there.  Here at EM Stud, our goal is to give you free, up-to-date, easily accessible information to help you figure out if Emergency Medicine is right for you, and if so, how best to get there.

What is an EM Stud?

1. A medical student with the drive and determination to learn as much as possible about Emergency Medicine.

2. A medical student whose knowledge, compassion, and work ethic is above and beyond the rest.

3. A medical student who will one day become a great emergency physician.

4. A podcast for EM Studs – brought to you by the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine!

Your Hosts

Dr. Nate Lewis is an associate professor and attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (formerly Medical College of Virginia) in Richmond, VA.  He is also the Clerkship Director, which is awesome, because he gets to spend a lot of time with some of the best and brightest medical students anywhere in the country.  Their enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity is energizing and one of the main driving forces behind developing this blog/podcast.


Dr. Scott Wieters is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for The Scott & White EM Residency Program.  His favorite part of his job is working along side students as Course Director for the Texas A&M College of Medicine EM Clerkship. He has been awarded multiple teaching awards, yet is most proud of “meeting expectations” as a trophy husband to his wife, THE Dr. Wieters. He’s a proud parent of four children who are all “exceeding expectations”. His kids all agree he “needs improvement” in his role as a youth sports coach.