Secretary - Editor

Shelby Parker, MD

University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine
Henrietta, New York

Dear EMRA Family,

My name is Shelby Parker and I am a first-year resident at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine program. I am thrilled to be running for the position of Secretary-Editor on the EMRA Board of Directors!

I am a 2021 EMRA Leadership Academy graduate who had the distinct honor of serving as the International Regional Representative on the EMRA Medical Student Council last year, and I currently hold the position of Vice Chair of the Social EM Committee. These leadership experiences have been crucial to my development as a young physician and have given me a glimpse into the strong spirit of community and collaboration that EMRA actively cultivates among its members.

As Secretary-Editor, I will contribute meaningfully to the EMRA Board by curating exciting and educational magazine content for EM Resident and amplifying the diverse voices of our resident and medical student members. I want EMRA members to feel empowered to submit both academic and editorial pieces that reflect the humanity of our specialty and allow them an outlet to showcase their work while impacting colleagues across the globe.

I am truly passionate about this community and I appreciate your consideration for this role!

Shelby Parker CV

Jessica Adkins, MD

University of Kentucky Emergency Medicine Residency
Lexington, Kentucky

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As an EM resident fascinated by health policy, forever building my clinical knowledge through EM Resident's cases and studies, and a journalist at heart, I would be honored to serve you as EMRA’s Secretary-Editor.

My unorthodox background includes an undergraduate degree in journalism. During that time I published dozens of articles including long-form features, news stories, and video content for my university newspaper and the national American Songwriter Magazine. Though now the subject matter has changed from human-interest stories and musician features to medical topics, I have continued to use my journalism experience as a writer and editor for the medical laboratory Wild Health. In this role, I have written and edited numerous press releases, proposals, and summaries of scientific data with a focus on readability for both physicians and laypeople.

In my tenure as your Editor-in-Chief, I would uphold the standards of EM Resident by carefully reviewing each submission and discussing with the authors any significant concerns. Articles should all be factually sound, compelling, polished, and grammatically correct. I also aim to include authors of underrepresented backgrounds and a diverse range of perspectives. I would be proud to share your voice with a national audience as Secretary-Editor.

Jessica Adkins CV

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!

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