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Committee and Task Force Guidelines
EMRA committees exist to increase resident involvement in EMRA's decision-making process and to help the board accomplish the work of the Association. In addition, committees serve as sounding boards and sifters of opinion, functions vital to the Board's ability to make important decisions. These guidelines will help committees accomplish their objectives. They allow the chair flexibility in planning the work of the committee while providing a system for tracking progress on each objective and keeping the board informed.
EMRA Representatives to ACEP Committees
Through cooperation with ACEP, opportunities are available for EMRA members interested in serving on select ACEP committees. Committee interest forms for ACEP committees are made available in April each year on the ACEP website and are due to ACEP by mid-May. For a list of all ACEP committees, click here.
The Representative Council maintains its own committees to perform various functions of the Representative Council. The Board of Directors also maintains several committees and task forces. Any EMRA member may apply for appointment to a committee. However, only program representatives may serve on the two Representative Council standing committees.
Medical Student Committees
The Medical Student Governing Council and Medical Student Council are committees designed to assist and serve EMRA medical student members.
Critical Care Division Objectives:
Improve membership awareness of post-residency critical care training opportunities.
Provide critical care resources to the membership.
Attain and publish evidence-based data on critical care training.
Encourage recognition of critical care training with regard to certification.
International Emergency Medicine Division Objectives:
Improve membership awareness of and access to international emergency practice opportunities.
Assist in the development of an international section to the EMRA webpage
Develop and assist with international membership recruitment efforts.
Develop comprehensive resource for students and residents interested or currently involved in emergency medicine research.
Develop EM Resident Articles in coordination with EM Resident Editor/Secretary
Develop protocols for reviewing survey requests received by the EMRA board (for distribution to the general membership).
Act as EMRA’s internal organizational research resource for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting membership data
Promote awareness of and applications for EMRA’s Local Action Grant
Promote applications to EMF
Promote Research Grant and assist with follow up and publication in EM Resident
Assist with membership survey
Serves as a representative to the Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network (chair only)
Maintain the accuracy, integrity, and value of our Website.
Assist the Association, and specifically the Technology Coordinator, in providing web-based resources and/or other technologies.
Health Policy Committee
Update EMRA Advocacy Handbook
10% Enrollment of Residents in 911 Network
Articles for EM Resident (two in next calendar year)
Develop Leadership Toolkit/Website
15 Medical Students to LAC
NEMPAC Contributions - 5% of residents
Room Sharing Project for LAC/ SA / Other Conferences
Provide members with references and education materials on the practice of emergency medicine.
Coordinate and develop educational sessions, including lectures and presentations, at national and regional conferences.
Develop a definitive one stop electronic educational home for residents.
Critical review of education materials available to EM residents.
Provide members interested in academic careers and fellowships with education and resources to aid them in the pursuit of their future academic careers.
EMS Division Objectives:
Provide resources for EMRA members on career opportunities in EMS
Wilderness Medicine Division Objectives:
The EMRA Wilderness Medicine Committee will be the gateway for all EMRA members who inspire to practice medicine in austere environments