Meet our Editors - Remi Hamel

Posted by Ben Williams on Jun 4, 2014 1:23:19 PM

Next up in our series of editor profiles is Remi Hamel! Remi has three music degrees (a bachelor's, a master's, and a doctorate) and is currently pursuing a medical degree at Wayne State School of Medicine. He is a medical-content editor for Firecracker!


A little more about Remi:

  • Grew up in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Lives in Detroit, MI
  • Hobbies include singing, piano, yoga, basketball, swimming, and surfing
  • Favorite movie is currently the live 1958 performance of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" with Renata Tebaldi, Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini, and Boris Christoff
  • Favorite book is Calvin and Hobbes
  • Favorite music is anything, really!
  • Best vacation is being home with family


Music and family - the perfect vacation!

We asked Remi a few questions about Firecracker, medical education, and the field of medicine in general:

Q: When and how did you become involved with Firecracker?

A: I started using Firecracker at the beginning of M1 and saw they were hiring editors. Teaching has been a significant part of my undergraduate/graduate education and I wanted to be involved in medical education as well.

Q: Why do you love Firecracker?

A: It is such an adaptable platform. As an editor, I can incorporate my experiences learning the material as well as user feedback in real time back into the product. From the beginning of my association with Firecracker, I was impressed by the constant desire to improve the product by everyone with the company.

Q: What would you be doing if you were not in medicine?

A: Stay home and play with my son all day.

Q: If there were one thing you could change about medical education, what would it be?

A: I love it when teachers say "this is how I remember this" and make a seemingly complex topic intuitive. More of this.

Q: If there were one thing you could change about the field of medicine in general, what would it be?

A: More financial incentive to keep healthy people healthy.


Thanks Remi!

- The Firecracker Team

Topics: Medical Education

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