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Resources for New Faculty

As a large department spanning multiple hospitals and health systems, orientation to the Department of Emergency Medicine can seem complex. We’ve created this webpage to welcome new faculty and simplify the orientation process.

During orientation, faculty learn about IU School of Medicine, Eskenazi Health, IU Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine. We share our mission and vision, introduce our leadership and staff and partner with all new faculty to understand their clinical venues, schedules, benefits and compensation. Importantly, we also assign a faculty ‘buddy’where all questions are good questions. New faculty also have orientation shifts where they work with an experienced colleague first to learn some of the local nuances.

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Portrait of Dr. Marla Doehring in the emergency department.
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Jumpstart in Academic Medicine (JAMS)

The Department of Emergency Medicine aims to create an environment where our faculty can thrive. Our faculty development committee created the Jumpstart in Academic Medicine (JAMS) program to ensure new faculty get off on the right foot. JAMS is a year-long program built to support our new faculty.

During their first year, faculty attend monthly sessions to learn about academic emergency medicine. Each session is led by current EM faculty members, covering topics ranging from personal (how to manage finances, conflict negotiation, wellness and mental health) to developing the skills to be effective teachers, mentors and leaders. Past participants have applauded the program and appreciate the opportunity to interact and make meaningful connections with new colleagues.

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Get to know Indianapolis

Indianapolis is the state capital and the 16th largest city in the U.S. Its growth is powered in part by a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. People are friendly and welcoming, the restaurant scene is top-notch with multiple James Beard award winners, and the cost of living cannot be beat! 

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Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

The Department of Emergency Medicine prides itself on both hiring and developing great leaders. We take full advantage of the outstanding resources provided by IU School of Medicine's Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD), including a diverse range of training workshops, seminars and programming designed to sharpen your teaching techniques, refine your research methodologies and foster collaboration.

Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

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Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Gender Equity

The department continues to champion gender equity. We firmly believe achieving gender equity will ultimately improve the health of our patients. We support mentorship, sponsorship, leadership development and promotion. Importantly, we also strive to create an inclusive environment, where our faculty and teams thrive. Flexibility, transparency, openness about salaries and leadership roles are just a few of our accomplishments. 


QueerEM was founded in 2021 and serves as the department's LGBTQ+ affinity and mentoring group. It is a place for LGBTQ+ faculty, residents, fellows, students and staff to build community and provide mentoring. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Diversity is a strength. Through diversity and inclusivity, we ensure ideas are heard and acted upon to foster an environment where people thrive, and the best possible care is provided to our patients. The department is proud to serve our communities and we need to reflect our communities.  


Creating a culture of wellness is a priority of the department. The wellness working group targets interventions along three pillars that are all interconnected and based on the Stanford Model: our culture of wellness, efficiency of practice and personal resilience. Importantly, we do more than talk about it. We invest. Wellness is not an option; it’s a must if we are to continue to provide the very best care to our patients.  

Faculty Spotlight 

Portrait of Dr. Sara Manning

Sara Manning, MD joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2021 after discovering the academic opportunities with resident interface and medical student education. Though unfamiliar with Indianapolis, Sara and her partner with the help of seasoned faculty such as Marla Doehring, MD, quickly transformed from tourists to Indiana residents.

With her background and interests, she delved into the residency program by participating in journal clubs, weekly didactics, and procedural curriculum. She also formed meaningful connections through the departmental Women’s Peer Support Group.

In 2022, Sara was appointed assistant clerkship director. Given the size and complexity of the clerkship, she honed her education skills while providing a robust experience to medical students. In 2023, Sara joined the residency program director team. In this role, she looks forward to exploring modes of learning to maximize the learning experiences for residents.

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Kim Coles

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