Barbara Katz, President of The Katz Company EMC, Inc. brings 30 years of professional recruitment and training experience to her position and has been working exclusively with Emergency Medicine physicians since 1991. Well known for her informative, and often provocative monthly column on the EM job market, it originated in Emergency Physicians’ Monthly as “The Katz Report” in 1997 and since 2006, is known as “The Career Source” in Emergency Medicine News. Barb has become the recognized expert in the Emergency Medicine job market. Realizing that the specialty’s graduating residents were ill-prepared to navigate the job market, Barb created the EM resident seminar “Effective Job Searching.” It was first presented as a pilot program at East Carolina University’s Emergency Medicine Residency program in 1995, and resulted in the highest ratings in the history of the program. The four-hour seminar is now conducted at residency programs around the country, with the contents updated annually to reflect the constant changes, new trends and developments in the Emergency Medicine specialty. It has also been expanded to apply to experienced physicians and presented to enthusiastic response at the AAWEP 1996 Leadership Conference. Ms. Katz has also serves as faculty for ACEP Scientific Assembly and AAEM Scientific Assembly on a regular basis. She has also served as faculty for Virginia ACEP “Careers in Emergency Medicine” conference for two years.
As a featured speaker for EMRA at their ACEP Scientific Assembly program “Life After Residency,” for 6 years, Barb experienced standing-room-only audiences and rave reviews every year beginning in 1998. She also served as a career consultant at the EMRA annual job fair for several years, providing professional career advice to individual residents. Her presentations and contributions to education for EMRA were always made at her own expense. Not only has Barb presented several programs at the AAEM Scientific Assembly, she was afforded the honor of contributing a chapter to the AAEM textbook, “Rules of The Road,” as the only non-physician faculty author. She has also served as faculty for the 2004 Academy of Family Practitioners CME Program, “Emergency & Urgent Care” on the subject of the future of Family Practitioners in the world of Emergency Medicine.
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