Letter from the Editor

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EM Resident magazine is EMRA’s bi-monthly publication that serves as the platform from which we amplify the many different voices that make our organization extraordinary.

In my first Editor’s Letter, I’d like to outline our vision for EM Resident and briefly highlight some of the ongoing work being done to ensure that our publication continues to be engaging, up-to-date, and valuable to you — our readers.

First and foremost, we will continue to develop content that celebrates the diversity of our organization, supports the unique needs of emergency medicine learners, and provides a forum for discussing critical issues facing our specialty and training process. As residents, we train in a wide variety of environments- from massive academic centers in major cities to small critical-access hospitals in rural areas. No matter where we are found, EM residents are hard at work providing emergency care to people at their worst moments. Our goal at EM Resident is to serve as a venue in which we can learn from each other- not only about the practice of emergency medicine, but about the important issues that we face now and in the future. This has always been our mission, and we will continue to serve this role.

Articles for EM Resident are generally written by residents, medical students, and fellows. Traditionally, we have also accepted strong pieces from non-physician authors that deliver important messages to our audience. The EMRA Committees and Divisions (C&D) serve as an excellent starting point for inquiry about ongoing projects or ideas for articles. We are extremely lucky to have an active Medical Student Council (MSC) at EMRA, and we have created many opportunities specifically for students to get involved through this group. Contact information for our C&D and MSC leaders can be found on our website.

Since its humble beginnings, EM Resident has continuously evolved as a publication. As EMRA membership continues to expand to record highs, we believe that this ongoing process of self-evaluation and change is something that provides value to the organization. With this, any recommendations for areas of improvement are taken seriously and always welcomed. We are currently in the process of developing new design features for the print edition, and we believe that this will continue to enhance the way that our content is experienced. We will also be making some changes to the overall layout of our print and online content to better represent the way that modern medical learners consume content. Our goal in this is to ensure that the magazine remains a vibrant, reliable host for the high-quality content that you produce for us.

This magazine is truly driven by you, and we ask for your continued support in our goal to maintain our role as the premier source of resident-generated emergency medicine content. If you have ever considered publishing with us, please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns that you might have. I enjoy working with authors throughout the entire writing process and would love to hear from you, whether you have a completed article or just an idea. Our submission guidelines and publication timeline can be found on our website. For those of you interested in becoming a part of the EM Resident editorial team, I encourage you to consider joining the EMRA Editorial Committee.

Thank you for being a part of EMRA. This organization was created by EM residents who cared deeply about the value of our training and specialty, and we continue to advocate on behalf of our members every day. It is a privilege to serve as your editor-in-chief, and I will do everything in my power to maintain the high standard for EM Resident established by our past editors.

Tommy Eales, DO

Tommy Eales, DO

Editor-in-Chief, EM Resident, Emergency Medicine Resident, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, @tommyeales
Tommy Eales, DO

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