Year 2 Fellows

Jessica Pelletier, DO

Jessica Pelletier, DO, is an Emergency Medicine Education Fellow at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Pelletier attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She serves as the African Medical Advisor with Techies Without Borders, a global nonprofit that delivers continuing medical education to resource-constrained regions. Her research interests involve procedural and simulation education, and the human factors of the high-acuity applications of this teaching. Dr. Pelletier’s interests include simulation-based undergraduate and graduate medical education, cognitive load theory, the use of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) in the emergency department and expanding emergency medicine to regions where it is not fully developed as a specialty.

Samantha Stringer, MD

Samantha (Sam) was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. She did undergrad at University of Dayton and medical school at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed emergency medicine residency at University of Michigan, where she was a chief resident in her last year. She is currently an education fellow and excited to learn about all facets of medical education, with specific interests in transitions in UME/GME, individualized education, coaching, and effective lecturing.

Year 1 Fellows

Adam Heilman, MD

Adam grew up in Forest Hill, MD just north of Baltimore. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and afterwards worked in a lab at Johns Hopkins and at a skin processing center for grafts. He traveled to St. Louis with his significant other for her Masters in Social Work at Washington University. Adam took that time to work as a personal trainer and a tissue harvester with Mid-America Transplant. He then traveled to Virginia to attend medical school at Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine. He joined the residency at WashU for Emergency Medicine in 2019.

Adams’ big interests are working with residents and medical students and trying to innovative ways of teaching. He’s also an avid baker and weight lifter while also having multiple Dungeon and Dragons groups.