Alexandra Rackoff, MD

Year of Graduation:
2015

Academic Activities and Responsibilities

I worked in health care consulting, statistical programming, and biotechnology before deciding to go back to medical school. When I'm not in the ED, I like to be camping, hiking, reading, or just hanging out with my kids and husband. I love Emergency Medicine because it is where the outside world meets the hospital. We see everything and everyone.

The best thing about Maryland's program are the opportunities to get involved, to develop your career beyond being just another EM resident. There are text chapters to write, research to conduct and present, and podcasts to participate in. If you have an idea for a project, there is grant money set aside for resident research. There are three times the number of faculty than most programs, from junior faculty just out of their chief year to national stars in academic EM. Whatever you are interested in, there is someone who has been there, done that, or knows who you should talk to.

Baltimore is an ideal city for Emergency physicians because while it has a steady volume of trauma and truly sick patients with diversity of pathology, there are also nice places to live, great restaurants, real sports teams, and culture. We are 3 hours from the ocean and an hour from great hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and camping.

Research Interests

- Patient Safety
- Business of Medicine
- EM and Community Medicine