Alexander Sheng, MD MHPE
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Emergency Medicine

MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Pronouns: he/him/his

Dr. Sheng is currently the associate residency program director in the department of emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center.

He graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently completed residency training at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston.

He has been working at Boston Medical Center since 2014, and completed a Masters of Health Professions Education at Boston University.
He is an active member of the Boston University School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

Dr. Sheng’s professional interests include:
- resident attrition
- experiential learning
- E-learning
- diversity and inclusion
- graduate medical education
- residency administration
- curriculum design
- resident supervision
- resident evaluations / competency assessment

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  1. Hughes RH, Kleinschmidt S, Sheng AY. Using structured interviews to reduce bias in emergency medicine residency recruitment: Worth a second look. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Sep; 5(Suppl 1):S130-S134. PMID: 34616987; PMCID: PMC8480396; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10562;
  2. Horn A, Freniere B, Sheng AY. A Case Report of Ring Avulsion Injury: Under-recognized for Its Unique Implications in Transfer. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021 Feb; 5(1):75-78.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33560957; PMCID: PMC7872613; DOI: 10.5811/cpcem.2020.11.49917;
  3. Mittelman A, Palmer M, Dugas J, Spector JA, McCabe K, Sheng AY. A Nationwide Survey of Program Directors on Resident Attrition in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 14; 22(1):86-93.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33439812; PMCID: PMC7806332; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.10.48286;
  4. Hughes RH, Kleinschmidt S, Sheng AY. Using structured interviews to reduce bias in emergency medicine residency recruitment: worth a second look. AEM Education and Training. 2020; in the Press.
  5. Sheng AY, Clark A, Amanti C. Supervision of Resident Physicians. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 38(2):339-351.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32336329
  6. Clark A, Amanti C, Sheng AY. Supervision of Advanced Practice Providers. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 38(2):353-361.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32336330
  7. Chu A, Biancarelli D, Drainoni ML, Liu JH, Schneider JI, Sullivan R, Sheng AY. Usability of Learning Moment: Features of an E-learning Tool That Maximize Adoption by Students. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 09; 21(1):78-84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31913823; PMCID: PMC6948698; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2019.6.42657;
  8. Brockberg M, Mittelman A, Dugas J, McCabe K, Spector J, Liu J, Sheng AY. Rate of Programs Affected by Resident Attrition and Program Factors Associated With Attrition in Emergency Medicine. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Dec; 11(6):663-667.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31871566; PMCID: PMC6919186; DOI: 10.4300/JGME-D-19-00248.1;
  9. Sheng AY. Trials and Tribulations in Implementation of the Emergency Medicine Milestones from the Frontlines. West J Emerg Med. 2019 07; 20(4):647-650. PMID: 31316705; PMCID: PMC6625677; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2019.4.42061;
  10. Sheng AY, Chu A, Biancarelli D, Drainoni ML, Sullivan R, Schneider JI. A Novel Web-Based Experiential Learning Platform for Medical Students (Learning Moment): Qualitative Study. JMIR Med Educ. 2018 Oct 17; 4(2):e10657.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30333094; PMCID: PMC6231881; DOI: 10.2196/10657;
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Dr. Sheng has extensive experience mentoring trainees of all levels including:
- junior faculty
- fellows
- residents
- medical students
- premeds applying to medical school
- students interested in a career in medicine (especially those from under-represented backgrounds, first generation college students)

He specializes in:
- overseeing medical education research projects
- assisting with curriculum development / instructional design
- advising residents on their job search, medical students on their residency applications, those applying to medical school or interested in a career in medicine.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Diversity Mentor
  • Education Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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