Congratulations on considering a run for the EMRA Board of Directors. It is one of the most rewarding and most demanding opportunities you'll ever have during residency. By choosing to run, you will be taking on "extra" work in addition to your clinical and administrative duties during residency. There will be significant travel requirements and you will take on major responsibilities for resident advocacy in emergency medicine. In return, you will look back on your time in office as one of the most gratifying and even fun experiences in residency. In addition, you will be well-prepared for future leadership opportunities in emergency medicine. The information below will serve as a guide to learning about EMRA, choosing an office, and running a successful campaign.
Learning About EMRA
A Brief History of EMRA
What Does EMRA Do?
Current Board Members
Fall 2013 Elected Positions
Vice-Speaker of the Council
Secretary/Editor, EM Resident
Academic Affairs Rep
Choosing An Office
Board of Director Positions
Running a Successful Campaign
Running for Office
Letter to Your Program Director
Candidates are welcome to attend any of the EMRA Board of Directors meetings during Scientific Assembly. Candidates are encouraged to attend the Resident Forum activities. Candidates are required to attend the Rep Council Welcome Breakfast & Candidate's Forum, as well as the Elections that take place during the Rep Council Meeting. All events will be held in conjunction with ACEP's Scientific Assembly. View the complete schedule of events here.
How to apply
Please email your CV, a platform statement (200 words or less), letter of support from your residency director, and professional photo (JPG format) to Michele Packard-Milam, CAE, EMRA's Executive Director by September 10, 2013. EMRA will post statements and photos received from candidates on the EMRA Website. Nominations from the council floor will be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can run for EMRA office? Any active or international EMRA member can run for office. Students and alumni cannot hold office. This is clearly delineated in the EMRA bylaws. If you are a resident in emergency medicine and are an EMRA member, you can run for office.
- What are the qualifications to run for office? Being an EMRA active or international member.
- How long is the term of office? Presidents serve three years, while all other offices serve a two-year term.
- Is travel required to serve office? Yes. The Board meetings are very important to the stability and strength of the organization.
- I’m not prepared to run for office. How can I become more involved? Check out our monthly newsletter, What’s Up In Emergency Medicine, to learn more about opportunities. You can become your Program's EMRA Representative, a Regional Representative, serve on a Representative Council Committee / Taskforce, or serve on a EMRA Committee.
- How can I learn more? Scour this website and you will find plenty of information about EMRA and its Board of Directors. If you have specific questions about elections, you can contact the staff.