Position Descriptions

President-Elect (elected every year)

The President-Elect must make a three-year commitment to EMRA. In this position, your primary responsibility is to ensure fiduciary integrity and accountability of EMRA’s actions. You should expect extensive travel during your term. Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May) EMRA Board Retreat (January), plus the ACEP Board Retreat (December), Media Training in Washington DC (February).  In addition, it is highly encouraged you attend the CORD Academic Assembly (March/April), Emergency Department Practice Management Association Solutions Summit (April), ACEP/EMF Corporate Council (July), and the EMRA Presidents' Retreat (August). EMRA also conducts monthly conference calls.  While a significant amount of your time is committed to EMRA,the rewards and connections are priceless.  

The first year is spent as President-Elect. The main goal of your President-Elect year is to prepare you for Presidency. During this time, you will be preparing an agenda for the following year, and begin long-term projects in preparation for the presidential year. Your responsibilities during this year will also include:

 

  • Serve as editor What’s Up in Emergency Medicine, EMRA’s monthly e-newsletter. What’s Up is distributed to all EMRA members and serves as a primary communication vehicle for the Association. It contains the latest news and pertinent information
  • Manage EMRA Committees/Divisions. Responsibilities include appointing members and organizing objectives for the EMRA committees. Committees and divisions work to accomplish the goals of the Board of Directors
  • Appointing Medical Student Council members with the assistance of the Director of Education and outgoing MSC Chair
  • Serve as the board champion to ensure EMRA's Reference Cards are up to date

The second year in the term is spent as President. The President is the primary spokesperson for EMRA. As such, the President is responsible for all interactions with other groups both inside and outside of emergency medicine. The president presides over all association meetings except those of the Representative Council and its committees. In addition, the President coordinates all activities of the Board. Consequently, you and the staff will work together to ensure meeting materials are provided in a timely manner. This position makes regular contributions to EM Resident. The EMRA President also serves as the  EMRA representative to the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Board.

The third and final year is spent as Immediate Past President/Treasurer. Your role as the Immediate Past President is to bring continuity and historical background to the Board. Essentially, the year as Immediate Past President is one of an adviser. You will educate, guide and foster the development of the Board. You should work to ensure that the dynamics of the Board are maintained to allow a productive term. Responsibilities also include serving as chair of the EMRA Finance Committee and is the Board liaison to the EMRA Awards Committee and the Council Credentials and Tellers Committee.  In addition, this person also serves as a member of the ACEP Finance Committee.  

If you are interested in running for this position, contact EMRA's current president

Secretary-Editor (elected in odd-numbered years)

The Secretary must make a two-year commitment to EMRA. Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel to ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May) and the  EMRA Board Retreat (January).  In addition to general board duties, your responsibilities during this term will also include:

  • Serve as Editor in Chief of EM Resident magazine.  This position carries the full responsibility for content of EMRA's bi-monthly magazine.  In addition to the expected responsibility of editing all submitted material, the Editor in Chief includes significant writing duties and enforcement of production schedules, working in collaboration with the EMRA staff managing editor.  The Editor in Chief / Secretary also recruits authors.  The Secretary chairs the EM Resident Advisory Committee and maintains the statement of purpose of EM Resident:  EM Resident is the official print and online publication of EMRA.  Targeted towards practitioners of emergency medicine, it is distributed to a global audience of medical educators and physicians in training. With the intent to promote the lifelong learning and personal development necessary for a fulfilling practice in emergency medicine, EM Resident provides education on current topics and policy, medical reviews, career development and updates from the organization
  • Records minutes from EMRA Board meetings, EMRA Representative Council meetings, and Town Hall meetings
  • Serves as the Board liaison to the EMRA International Division

  • If you are interested in running for this position, contact the current secretary/editor

ACEP Representative (elected in even-numbered years)

The ACEP Representative must make a two-year commitment to EMRA. Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May), EMRA Board Retreat (January).  In addition, you must be able to attend ACEP Board meetings (4 times per year) and other optional events as they arise.   In addition to general board duties, your responsibilities include: 

  • Serve as the EMRA voice to the ACEP Board of Directors. At these meetings, you will report on EMRA activities. In addition, you will be asked for input on certain issues, where you provide the collective resident opinion on any issues brought before the ACEP Board
  • Recommend EMRA Representatives to serve on ACEP Committees. ACEP encourages EMRA residents  to serve as representatives on their committees
  •  Manage EMRA Representatives serving on ACEP committees
     Being familiar with all current issues in emergency medicine and providing EMRA's stance on these issues at almost any time
  •  Write regular articles for EM Resident   
  •  Serve as the board liaison to the EMRA EMS Division

  • If you are interested in running for this position, contact EMRA's current ACEP Rep

Director of Membership (elected in even-numbered years)

The Director of Membership must make a two-year commitment to EMRA. Travel requirements will consist of  general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May) and the EMRA Board Retreat (January), with the possibility of additional meetings if the need arises. In addition to general board duties, responsibilities include:

  •  Increase EMRA membership and visibility
  •  Add value to EMRA membership by understanding member needs recommend ding member benefits through surveys and other means
     Coordinate the activities of EMRA liaisons - including, but not limited to, AMA/ACOEP/CORD and associated academies
  •  Champion resident work life and wellness 
     Write regular articles for EM Resident 
     Serve as the board liaison to EMRA's Research Committee and Ultrasound Division

  • If you are interested in running for this position, contact EMRA's current Director of Membership

Director of Education (elected in odd-numbered years)

The Director of Education must make a two-year commitment to EMRA. Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May),and the EMRA Board of Director's Retreat (January), attending CORD’s Academic Assembly, and other optional events. In addition to general board duties, your responsibilities during this term will also include: 

  •  Represent EMRA to the ACEP Academic Affairs Committee. The representative is a full voting member of the committee that formulates policies directly affecting the academic community. The representative attends all scheduled meetings of the committee as well as participates in all conference calls.  
  •  Serve as the EMRA liaison to the Council of Residency Directors (CORD). The representative attends CORD meetings to report on EMRA's activities and to provide resident input on appropriate issues. This is a very important responsibility as CORD has the potential to address issues of immediate concern to residents. At CORD's Academic Assembly, you will help coordinate their resident track
  •  Serve as EMRA board liaison to the Medical Student Council. The representative mentors the medical students.You will be expected to participate in their bi-monthly conference calls and review their projects.  You will also support their Resident - Medical Student Mentorship Program.  
  •  Make regular contributions to EM Resident including submitting the “Clinical Case.” 
  •  Submit updates about EMRA for the CORD newsletter. 
  •  Ensure the Education Committee organizes the EMRA Quiz Show (held at CORD) and EMRA 20 in 6: Resident Lecture Competition (held at ACEP) 
  •  Serve as Board liaison to the EMRA Education Committee 

  • If you are interested in running for this position, contact the current Director of Education

Director of Technology (elected in odd-numbered years)

The Director of Technology must make a two-year commitment to EMRA. Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May), EMRA Board of Directors Retreat (January). In addition to general board duties, your responsibilities during this term will also include:

  •  Monitor and make recommendations to the EMRA Website. This involves procuring, reviewing, and approving content for the website, as well as developing implementation plans for content organization. Although proficiency with website design and coding is not a requirement of this position, familiarity with website development and content management is suggested
  •  Make recommendations to Internet-based interactive databases, e.g. EMRA Match and the Resident - Medical Student Mentorship program
  •  Make recommendations on the development of EMRA products using non-print technologies
  •  Advise the board on matters of technology, and ensuring that the membership’s technology needs are being adequately addressed
  •  Make regular contributions to EM Resident 
     Serve as the board liaison to the  EMRA's Informatics Committee  and  Simulation Division 
  •  Represent EMRA to ACEP Hackathon as requested

  • If you are interested in running for this position, contact the current Director of Technology

Director of Health Policy (elected in even-numbered years)

The Director of Health Policy must make a two-year commitment to EMRA. Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), EDPMA Solutions Summit (April), CORD Academic Assembly (April), ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May), EMRA Board of Directors Retreat (January). In addition to general board duties, your responsibilities during this term will also include: 

RRC/EM Representative Liaison (appointed position every other year)

EMRA will slate 1-2 nominations to the ACGME for them to select the final candidate.  If the ACGME selects the EMRA candidate, the ACGME Resident Review Committee /EM Representative (RRC/EM) Liaison must make a two and half-year commitment to EMRA. Your travel requirement will consist of the CRCR and Resident Review Committee meetings, EMRA Board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May), EMRA Board of Directors Retreat (January), and other optional events. Because this position is appointed by ACGME, this is a non-voting Board position. Your responsibilities during this term will also include:

  •  Travel and interact with a number of leaders in emergency medicine
  •  Serve as the EMRA liaison to the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RRC/EM). The RRC functions to enhance the quality of graduate medical education in emergency medicine. Accreditation involves evaluation of residency programs and determination of an accreditation status for each program.  The EMRA RRC/EM representative has voting status equal to the other members of the RRC.  Thus, you are expected to participate meaningfully in the residency review process.  The RRC meets twice a year in addition to an orientation to acquaint you with the review and accreditation process
  •  Contribute to EM Resident
  •  Serve as the board liaison to EMRA's Critical Care Division  
If you are interested in running for this position, contact the current ACGME RC / EM Rep

 

Vice-Speaker of the Council (elected every year)

The Vice-Speaker of the Council must make a two-year commitment to EMRA. Your first year is spent as Vice-Speaker and your second year as Speaker. You will function as a voting member of the board and one of the Association officers. Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Meeting (May),  EMRA Board of Directors Retreat (January), attending the AMA - Resident/Fellow Section Interim meeting (November) and the AMA- Resident/Fellow Annual meeting in June, as well as other optional events. In addition to general board duties, your responsibilities during this term will also include:

  •  Prepare to become Speaker of the Council
  •  Oversee the Representative Council and its committees in conjunction with the Speaker
  •  Assist the Speaker in the performance of her/his duties. You will also assist the Speaker as Parliamentarian for the Representative Council
  •  Guiding the following sub-committees of the Representative Council: Conference Committees, Credentials and Tellers Committee, Reference Committee, Sergeant-at-Arms, Parliamentarian, and Policy Review Committee
  •  Direct Representative Council task forces as convened by the Representative Council
  •  Serve as an ACEP Delegate to the AMA Resident and Fellows Section at the Annual and Interim AMA meetings
  •  Alternating with the Speaker,write articles EM Resident
  •  Serve as the board liaison to  EMRA's Wilderness Division 
If you are interested in running for this position, contact the current Vice Speaker.

 

Speaker of the Council

After completing a year as Vice-Speaker of the Council, you will transition to Speaker of the Council. You will still function as a voting member of the EMRA Board and one of the Association officers. In addition, you will assume the role of senior officer of the Representative Council. In addition to the duties of Vice-Spear, your responsibilities during this term will also include attending the ACEP Steering Committee (one day in January, May, and October). Additionally, you are responsible for:

  •  Mentoring the Vice-Speaker
  •  Preside over the EMRA Representative Council meetings held during the CORD Academic Assembly and the ACEP Scientific Assembly
  •  Disseminate updates to the Representative Council
  •  Appoint members of Representative Council Committees
  •  Review and report resolution submissions to the general membership, Representative Council, Reference Committee, and Board of Directors prior to the Representative Council Meeting
  •  Co-chair the Reference Committee
  •  Facilitate council elections
  •  Review the policy compendium annually
  •  Write articles for EM Resident

  • If you are interested in running for this position, contact the current Speaker

Medical Student Council (MSC) Chair

Your travel requirement will consist of the general board travel (ACEP Scientific Assembly (October), CORD Academic Assembly (April), the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May) and the EMRA Board Retreat (January). Interested members apply for this position and this position is appointed by the EMRA Board.  This is a non-voting Board position. 

  •  Serve as a Board Liaison to EMRA's Medical Student Council  
  •  Preside over meetings of the Medical Student Council
  •  Represent the interest of medical students to the EMRA board
  •  Vote for the medical student membership at the EMRA Representative Council meetings


If you are interested in running for this position, contact the current MSC Chair

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