KK: I think it can change perspectives a great deal about what emergency medicine is. I hope that you have a successful career as a director, and I hope we don’t lose you from emergency medicine too soon because of it.
RM: I wouldn’t give up my shifts for anything. I’ve met Academy Award winners who would love to have the ability to bridge their time in between projects with intermediate employment but don’t have the opportunity to do what we do. It really gives that crowd an entirely different perspective when they’re worried about a publicist or a new script and you’re saying, “You know, I just helped save a life.” It’d be crazy to ever give up on that investment because it’s really a gift.
Francesca Baratta is a freelance writer based in New Jersey.