EMRA 101
Everything you need to know about the
Emergency Medicine Residents’
Association
Updated June 2008
EMRA Mission
“Promotes excellence in patient care
through the education and development
of emergency medicine residency-tr...
Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association
~ 8,000 members
Medical StudentResident / Fellow AlumniHonorary International
Me...
EMRA Membership Facts
 Over 8,000 Members *
 Over 5,000 Residents Worldwide
 About 50 International Residents
 1400 Al...
Strategic Plan 2007/2008
 Strengthening Organizational Foundation
 Developing resident advocates, empowering
representat...
EM Resident
Magazine www.EMRA.org
Our New & Improved Web Site!
Current Member Benefits for all Members
☼ Our web site (www.emra.org), a comprehensive resource
including exclusive member...
 ☼ Discounts on: EMRA Publications, including our Chief
Resident Survival Guide and Contract Issues for
Emergency Physici...
Benefits by Member Type
Residents:
☼ EMRA Antibiotic Guide (updated biannually),
Airway Card, Sepsis Card
☼ FREE online ac...
What Has Your Leadership
Been Up to Lately?
 Board of Directors Retreat and Strategic Planning
 EMRA Resolution on child...
Thank You!
Downtown Seattle Skyline
Organizational Relationships
 ACEP
 ACOEP
 RRC-EM
 CORD
 AMA – RFS
 SAEM
 SAEM
 AAEM
 ACGME
 ABEM
 AAMC
 EMARC
EMRA Awards & Grants
 Over $20,000 Awarded Annually
 Residents, Attendings, Students, & Programs
 Local Action Grants
...
EMRA Organizational Structure
Members
Board of Directors Representative Council
Committees
MSGC
Legislative Advisor
Region...
Representative
Council
Representative Council
 EMRA Policy-Making Body
 Chief Officer is Representative Council Speaker
 Comprised Of Represen...
Program Representatives
 One year renewable term
 Program residents and EMRA leadership
link
 Encourage EMRA Membership...
Representative Council Meeting
 Meets Twice Yearly
 Updates on EMRA Activities
 Considers Member Proposals
“Resolutions...
Bi-Annual Rep. Council Convention
Committees
 Reference Committee
 Tellers & Credentials Committee
 Sergeant-at-Arms
 ...
Standing Rep. Council Committees
 Regional Representatives
 Policy Review Committee
 Specific Task Forces
Regional Representatives
Submit applications for open positions toSubmit applications for open positions to mbyers@emra.or...
Region 7
Territory: MI
Julie Parks, MD
William Beaumont Hospital
region7@emra.org
Region 8
Territory: PA
Justin "Tug" Bins...
Town Hall Meeting
 Open Forum for Members
 Raise Issues
 Residency Training, Professional Development,
EMRA Programs, E...
How To Get
Involved
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
 Attend Rep Council & Town Hall Meetings
 Write Rep Council Resolution
 Write EM Resident Article /...
Leadership Opportunities
 EMRA Standing Committee
 Critical Care
 Combined Residency
 International Emergency Medicine...
Leadership Opportunities
 Get Appointed: Legislative Advisor
 Run For Office
 President-Elect yearly
 Vice Speaker yea...
Leadership Opportunities
Join an ACEP Committee
 Academic Affairs Committee
 Board Nominating Committee
 Bylaws Committ...
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  • Our mission is simple: We will achieve excellence in Emergency Medicine by working to provide our members with the tools you need to educate yourself in all aspects of emergency medicine-- personally, professionally, and academically.
    We exist to help you become an EM resident, thrive during residency, and launch an exciting career as an attending physician in whatever practice setting you wish.
    So how do we do that?
  • EMRA is fortunate to have over 7,000 members worldwide, in over 20 countries. Also know that EMRA is the only independent resident organization in this country.
    This membership schematic outlines EMRA’s primary categories of membership, Honorary, Resident, Fellow, International, Medical Student, Alumni. There is also a Life membership category, which is not listed here. This diagram shows how, from the Board of Directors to the members, we are all interlinked.
    I’d also like to point out EMRA’s newest committees, the Health Policy committee, which offers exciting new opportunities.
  • We must be doing something right, as we have many members.
    Here are our most recent membership statistics.
    Our membership represents over 80% of all EM residents worldwide!
    (By the way: You can be an Alumni member when you graduate.)
  • EMRA has a 3-tiers strategic plan. This past January, your Board of Directors spent a few days at EMRA headquarters in Dallas atour Board retreat creating and re-vamping the Association’s strategic direction.
    EMRA’s 3 overarching strategic tiers are (1) strengthening organizational foundation by developing, empowering, and engaging members, (2) increasing membership value by expanding and defining member benefits, and (3) promoting EMRA Identity by branding EMRA’s image as we move to the next level.
  • EM Resident is our official member publication with a circulation of over 7,000 worldwide.
    It is published every other month, with an occasional special issue.
    All EMRA members receive it.
    This year we’ve worked to increased the breadth of information in EM Resident. For example, this year we’ve included articles from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) as well as the Society for Emergency Medicine Physicians Assistants (SEMPA). We’ve also started a fair business practices column this year.
    You can submit an article! (more on that later)
  • The New web site
    EMRA Match: Profiles include information regarding program rotations, research funding, interpersonal relationships. resident placement, demographics, and much more.
    Regular editorials in EM Resident include: Tech Talk, Advocacy Corner, Medical Student News, Money Matters, Clinical case, Wellness in EM, Business of EM, Board Review Questions, Critical Care, International EM, EM Reflections, Ten Pitfalls to Avoid, Words of Wisdom, and EM/Pediatrics.
    EMRA also offers ☼ EMRA Education Courses at our meetings, plus awards and scholarships offered throughout the year!
  • EMRA also partners with several other educational institutions to provide member discounts on the following CME publications.
  • As you have already heard from Aisha about all that EMRA has to offer, and as many of you know, EMRA has been around since the incepetion of emergency medicine, it should become clear that EMRA always seems to have been in the right place at the right time to receive some unique opportunities and benefits. That is because we have built and maintained relationships with every player in emergency medicine. Our many relationships within emergency medicine organizations and the house of medicine ensure that the voice of Emergency medicine residents is always clearly and consistently heard.
    Sometimes every for us, it’s hard to keep everyone straight, but the most important thing for you and your programs to realize, is that EMRA is here to serve as THE voice and organization for emergency medicine residents, and as an organization we are unique to our speciality and the house of medicine as a recognized leader in our field.
  • Part of that leadership is in the form of opportunities and well-deserved recognition of the incredible work that is being done across the county.
    EMRA gives out over $20,000 in awards, scholarships, and grants each year. There are awards specifically for residents, attendings, students, and residency programs.
    We also have Local Action Grants to help members fund a worthwhile community service or educational project.
    Again, more information is on the EMRA website complete with descriptions, application processes and deadlines. There are great ways to generate a new idea in your community and recognize your fellow residents and department leaders.
    These awards are highly regarded within the world of EM. We have great competition for some of these awards, but never enough for others. The are two cycles: one in the spring, and one in the fall. Please review the criteria for each and nominate your deserving colleagues! This is your chance to reward those who make EM a rewarding career.
  • So how does the EMRA leadership view our organization? You heard a little about this from aisha, but I want to focus more specifically on the rep council
    This slide is just to help organize the many faces you’ll see in the next group of slides into some coherent order.
  • Ask if everyone knows who the rep is at their program
    Representative Council is the second main body of EMRA.
    It is the ...
  • Every program should have aprogram representative. Most do, but we are always missing a few. Often we have old information, so please keep us up to date.
    Your responsibilities:
    As the link between residents at your program and EMRA leadership, it is your responsibility to attend Rep Council meetings and speak for your fellow residents on issues brought before the Council. If there are specific issues or concerns within your area or program, you may submit a resolution for request of EMRA for a particular action be investigated or supported.
    You are also expected to be a source of information to the residents of your program about EMRA events, projects, grants, publications etc. If you or your residents have questions, you can direct them to EMRA staff, the Board, or the Council Officers by emailing EMRA headquarters.
  • Show up to the Representative Council meeting!
  • Each meeting, we need help running the Representative Council. Help us out by volunteering for one of our convention committees. We really appreciate the help, and the experience is valuable as you advance in your career.
    These are leadership positions. They only require a single-meeting commitment.
  • We have several standing committees including our regional reps, and policy review committee which meets every 2 years in dallas to review EMRA’s policy compendium.
    Occasionally, we also have task forces created a address a specific issue. In the last two years we have had two such groups that reviewed the recent IOM report for resident issues and recommendations, as well as a Child-Safety seat task force which investigated and created resolutions which have gone forward resulting in nation level meetings with federal organizations, and will be presented at the AMA meeting this fall.
    These leadership positions require a year-long commitment, but it is still easy!
  • The Town Hall is an open forum for EMRA members.
    Any member may speak on any issue they wish.
    This meeting is your chance to interact directly with the EMRA leadership and other EMRA members.
  • So, you’ve seen why EMRA exists, what everyone at EMRA does, and why it’s so important. So, how do members get involved with the Association?
    Here are some easy ways to get involved, with minimal effort or time commitment.
    Attend Representative Council Meeting
    Attend Town Hall meeting
    Some of our best ideas and initiatives are born out of an idea, question, complaint, or comment at the Town Hall
    911 Legislative Network is a blast email update on congressional activities. There is plenty of opportunity to get behind an issue and lobby for change.
    Write for EM Resident
    Always looking for authors
    A chance for an authorship credit
    Reaches most EM residents!
    Clinical Pearls: Each edition of Clinical Pearls will focus on all aspects of a single case, detailing the initial patient presentation, the physical exam, the work-up, and the diagnosis. This will be followed by a final segment that discusses the pertinent issues of the case--what residents can learn from it and what information they should know about that particular disease process. Submissions should cover highly interesting cases, which are also relevant to board review.
  • EMRA committees are always looking for help and welcome new members. These committees are assigned a specific set of objectives from the Board of Directors each year. Many of these committees are meeting on Wednesday and are open to anyone. We would love to have you join us.
    These require a one-year commitment, and are a chance to work directly on long-term EMRA projects.
    Students can also form emergency medicine interest groups, and you can Contact the Medical Student Governing Council for more details.
    Descriptions of all of this are on EMRA.org!
  • Elections will be held during this FALL Representative Council meeting for
    President-Elect
    Vice Speaker
    Secretary
    Academic Affairs Officer
    Technology Coordinator
    These positions require a huge multi-year commitment, but have the potential for great rewards as a leader in Emergence Medicine. Feel free to talk or email any of the current leaders for more information about their current positions.
  • ACEP has many sections and committees. EMRA members have representation on most of them. These are appointed positions. Contact us for more information.
    We never have enough applications for ACEP committees. This is an amazing opportunity to work directly with leaders in Emergency medicine, in their area of expertise. This is where the real work of ACEP happens.
    If you have an interest in any specific area of EM– ACEP has a committee for you, composed of the leaders in that area! EMRA appoints a resident to each committee! (Can you get a better opportunity that that?)
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    1. 1. EMRA 101 Everything you need to know about the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Updated June 2008
    2. 2. EMRA Mission “Promotes excellence in patient care through the education and development of emergency medicine residency-trained physicians.”  Adopted 10/13/03
    3. 3. Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association ~ 8,000 members Medical StudentResident / Fellow AlumniHonorary International Medical Student Governing Council/ Medical Student Council Rep. Council& Regional Reps Committees Board of Directors Executive Director Publications & Events Coordinator Website Coordinator International Critical Care Technology Interest Groups & Task Forces Membership Research EMRA Assistant Health Policy
    4. 4. EMRA Membership Facts  Over 8,000 Members *  Over 5,000 Residents Worldwide  About 50 International Residents  1400 Alumni Members  1100 Medical Student Members  Over 150 Members in EM Fellowships April 2008 StatisticsApril 2008 Statistics During the 07-08 Academic Year, there were: • 19 international programs with 100% EMRA19 international programs with 100% EMRA membershipmembership • 132 U.S. programs with 100% EMRA membership132 U.S. programs with 100% EMRA membership (about 75% of EM Residency Programs)(about 75% of EM Residency Programs)
    5. 5. Strategic Plan 2007/2008  Strengthening Organizational Foundation  Developing resident advocates, empowering representatives, showcasing members, engaging members locally, revolutionizing IT infrastructure, and defining responsibilities.  Increasing Membership Value  Expanding and defining member benefits, facilitating resident research, and increasing non-dues revenue.  Promoting EMRA Identity  Branding EMRA’s image and transcending divisiveness.
    6. 6. EM Resident Magazine www.EMRA.org Our New & Improved Web Site!
    7. 7. Current Member Benefits for all Members ☼ Our web site (www.emra.org), a comprehensive resource including exclusive members’ only pages awe well as online forums discussing resident, student, and alumni concerns voiced by members. Check out the calendar for an array of events and important dates relevant to all residents and students! ☼ The EMRA Match Guide (http://match.emra.org), a residency program database completed by residents from each program - for medical students. Information provided includes information regarding program rotations, research funding, interpersonal relationships. resident placement, demographics, and much more. ☼ Our Bi-Monthly newsletter, EM Resident, featuring editorials, guest articles, clinical case studies, job opportunities, and up- to-date news and information that affects emergency medicine residents and medical students. All members receive each new copy (6 times per year).
    8. 8.  ☼ Discounts on: EMRA Publications, including our Chief Resident Survival Guide and Contract Issues for Emergency Physicians; Liberty Mutual Advantage Program: Special discounted insurance rates for EMRA members; Sprint PCS Phones and Service; Video Atlas of Abnormal Bedside Ultrasounds; the Manhattan Emergency Medicine Written Board Review Course; ACEP Educational Programs and Publications; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice Online; SunTrust Mortgage Home Buying Program; The Airway Course; CME Downloads; Benefit Planning Group Disability Insurance Discounts.
    9. 9. Benefits by Member Type Residents: ☼ EMRA Antibiotic Guide (updated biannually), Airway Card, Sepsis Card ☼ FREE online access to Emergency Medicine Practice and Audio Downloads of EM Rap and EMA Medical Students: ☼ Emergency Medicine's Top Clinical Problems , a pocket quiz and reference book ☼ Emergency Medicine: The Medical Student Survival Guide, 2nd Edition Alumni: ☼ EMRA Antibiotic Guide (updated biannually), Airway Card, Sepsis Card ☼ Support education of EM Physicians in training and help EMRA in our efforts to improve and grow!
    10. 10. What Has Your Leadership Been Up to Lately?  Board of Directors Retreat and Strategic Planning  EMRA Resolution on child abuse and child safety seat regulations passed by the AMA  Inaugural ACEP State Chapter Meetings Tour  IOM Report Dissemination Workshop and Summit meetings representation  Met with SAMHSA and ASTHO regarding federal Rx. drug abuse initiative  King Drew Resident Advocacy  Much, much, more…
    11. 11. Thank You! Downtown Seattle Skyline
    12. 12. Organizational Relationships  ACEP  ACOEP  RRC-EM  CORD  AMA – RFS  SAEM  SAEM  AAEM  ACGME  ABEM  AAMC  EMARC
    13. 13. EMRA Awards & Grants  Over $20,000 Awarded Annually  Residents, Attendings, Students, & Programs  Local Action Grants  5% of operating budget See Website for Application Forms and Deadlines
    14. 14. EMRA Organizational Structure Members Board of Directors Representative Council Committees MSGC Legislative Advisor Regional Representatives & Program Representatives Council Committees Task Forces
    15. 15. Representative Council
    16. 16. Representative Council  EMRA Policy-Making Body  Chief Officer is Representative Council Speaker  Comprised Of Representatives from Each Residency  Considers Resolutions & Proposals Brought by EMRA Membership for Policy or Action  Maintains Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, & Policy Compendium
    17. 17. Program Representatives  One year renewable term  Program residents and EMRA leadership link  Encourage EMRA Membership  Attend Biannual Rep. Council Meetings  Represent fellow residents on issues before the Council  Sponsor rep. council resolutions.  Share updates with your program that come from EMRA
    18. 18. Representative Council Meeting  Meets Twice Yearly  Updates on EMRA Activities  Considers Member Proposals “Resolutions”  Maintains Bylaws  Elects EMRA Leadership
    19. 19. Bi-Annual Rep. Council Convention Committees  Reference Committee  Tellers & Credentials Committee  Sergeant-at-Arms  Parliamentarian
    20. 20. Standing Rep. Council Committees  Regional Representatives  Policy Review Committee  Specific Task Forces
    21. 21. Regional Representatives Submit applications for open positions toSubmit applications for open positions to mbyers@emra.orgmbyers@emra.org byby October 30October 30thth . (CV and letter of intent). (CV and letter of intent) Region 1 - Territory:  AL, OR, CA, HI, ID, MT, WA, IA, ND Rachel Villacorta Lyew, MD Madigan Army Medical Center region1@emra.org  Region 2 - Territory:  IL, WI, IN, MN, WV Erika Havelka, MD Advocate Christ Medical Center region2@emra.org Region 3 - Territory:  FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, PR, KY Dana Mathew, MD UNC-Chapel Hill region3@emra.org   Region 4 - Territory:  AR, LA, VA, MS, AL, MO Alisa Hayes, MD Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital region4@emra.org Region 5 - Territory:  NV, CO, NM, UT, WY, AZ, NE, KS, TX Phillip I. Jones, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center region5@emra.org  Region 6 - Territory:  OH Stacy Shundry, MD Summa Health System region6@emra.org 
    22. 22. Region 7 Territory: MI Julie Parks, MD William Beaumont Hospital region7@emra.org Region 8 Territory: PA Justin "Tug" Binstead, DO Lehigh Valley Hospital region8@emra.org Region 9 Territory: NY Genevieve McGerald, DO Good Samaritan Hospital Region9@emra.org Region 10 - Territory: DE, NJ, MD, DC Christopher Gentle, MD Christiana Care Health System region10@emra.org Region 11 - Territory: MA, RI, CT, ME, NH, VT Edward Kimlin, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center region11@emra.org International - Territory: outside US/Canada Ashish Goel, MD All India Institute of Medicine ashgoe@yahoo.com
    23. 23. Town Hall Meeting  Open Forum for Members  Raise Issues  Residency Training, Professional Development, EMRA Programs, Etc.  Provide Feedback  Ask EMRA Leaders & Peers Questions  Biannual Directly after Rep. Council Meetings
    24. 24. How To Get Involved
    25. 25. HOW TO GET INVOLVED  Attend Rep Council & Town Hall Meetings  Write Rep Council Resolution  Write EM Resident Article / Clinical Pearl  Assist with any EMRA Publication  Sign Up for 911 Legislative Network  Create a New EMRA Resource  Be A Program Representative
    26. 26. Leadership Opportunities  EMRA Standing Committee  Critical Care  Combined Residency  International Emergency Medicine  Web Site  Medical Student Governing Council  Medical Student Section School Coordinator  Emergency Medicine Interest Group
    27. 27. Leadership Opportunities  Get Appointed: Legislative Advisor  Run For Office  President-Elect yearly  Vice Speaker yearly  ACEP Representative 2008  RRC/EM Representative 2008  Secretary/EM Resident Editor 2009  Academic Affairs Officer 2009  Technology Coordinator 2009
    28. 28. Leadership Opportunities Join an ACEP Committee  Academic Affairs Committee  Board Nominating Committee  Bylaws Committee  Clinical Policies Committee  Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee  Educational Meetings Committee  Emergency Medicine Practice Committee  EMS Committee  Ethics Committee  Federal Government Affairs Committee  Finance Committee  Medical-Legal Committee  Membership Committee  National/Chapter Relations Committee  Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee  Public Health Committee  Public Relations Committee  Reimbursement Committee  Research Committee  Rural Task Force  Scientific Review Committee  Section Affairs Committee  State Legislative/Regulatory Committee  Trauma Care & Injury Control Committee
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