Secretary - Editor

Brian Freeman, DO

Spectrum Health Lakeland

I would like to formally express my interest for the position of Secretary of the Board/Editor-in-chief. I am currently a PGY- 3 at Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, Michigan, and a member of the editorial board for EM Resident magazine.

Having discussed this opportunity on many occasions with the current Secretary and Editor-in-chief, Tommy Eales, as well as the Managing Editor for EM Resident, Valerie Hunt, I have a strong understanding of what is expected of the office and the many details that occur behind the scenes. I am certain I have the necessary skills to meet the rigors of this office and maintain the high standards that have been established.

Since becoming an editor for the magazine, I have come to truly appreciate the scope and depth of the work. I strongly believe I can continue to make EM Resident the voice of emergency medicine residents everywhere – from
the large academic institutions to the community- based programs.

As Secretary/Editor-in-chief, it would be my mission to see that the tradition of leadership in our specialty continues and that all perspectives are considered.

Brian Freeman CV

Priyanka Lauber, DO

Lehigh Valley Hospital

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Read Priyanka's Q&A EM Resident article

Growing up, I wrestled between a career in medicine and journalism; they both provided me a platform to advocate for the everyday people. I was able to keep both my passions alive by writing and editing while pursuing a career in medicine.

In high school, I was awarded a scholarship to work with journalists and published articles in my state's newspaper about topics that were affecting students. I sought out a columnist position at my college's newspaper and wrote about issues affecting college students; later that year, I was promoted to Online Editor.

I continued to write in medical school and was fortunate enough to publish in both 'EM Resident' and 'emDOCs.' My continued passion for advocacy led me to PACEP (Pennsylvania chapter of ACEP), where I currently hold one of the Board Of Directors position. EMRA (Emergency Medicine Residents' Association) and 'EM Resident' were one of the reasons I chose Emergency Medicine (EM) as my specialty. I admired the strength EMRA personified and the positive influence of their publications were inspiring. I love writing, advocating for our patients and EM Physicians. I would be incredibly thankful for an opportunity to serve as Secretary/Editor of EM Resident at EMRA.

Secretary-Editor

Members interested in running for this position should reach out to EMRA’s staff managing editor to discuss your interest. Our staff is amazing and, particularly for this position, integral to our board’s success!

Election Odd-numbered years
Term 2 years
Duties
  • Serve as Editor in Chief of EM Resident – EMRA’s bimonthly magazine and the official print and online publication of EMRA. The editor carries the full responsibility for magazine content, including editing all submitted material, significant writing duties, recruiting authors, and enforcement of production schedules working in collaboration with the EMRA staff managing editor.
  • Records minutes from EMRA Board meetings, EMRA Rep Council meetings, and EMRA Town Hall meetings
  • General board responsibilities (misc projects, monthly board meetings, write for EM Resident magazine, and serve as liaison to a number of EMRA Committees)
Travel
  • Monthly EMRA Board of Directors meeting (virtual attendance)
  • ACEP Scientific Assembly (Oct)
  • EMRA Board of Directors’ Retreat (Jan)
  • CORD Academic Assembly (March/April)
  • Leadership & Advocacy Conference (May)
Notes

Members interested in running for this position should reach out to EMRA’s staff managing editor to discuss your interest. Our staff is amazing and, particularly for this position, integral to our board’s success!