Making the Most of Your EMRA Membership

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With so many benefits coming with an EMRA membership, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the waters.

Newest Benefit! Free ACEP YPS Section Membership

Did you know that ACEP offers 33 different sections of membership that allow you to connect with physician leaders who share your interest in any one of emergency medicine’s many niches?

Building on that commitment to networking, EMRA and ACEP launched the newest member benefit this spring: a complementary section membership in the ACEP Young Physicians Section.

In addition to receiving one complimentary section membership of your choice, ACEP Candidate Members (resident, fellows, and medical students) are now automatically enrolled in the ACEP Young Physicians Section at no charge. Additional section memberships are available for $20 each (a 50 percent discount).

Joining a section is easy. Simply log in to acep.org/myacep and choose the sections that best align with your interests.

Table 1. 15 Most Popular ACEP Sections Among (Non-Alumni) EMRA Members
ACEP Section Members
International Emergency Medicine 735
Critical Care Medicine 534
Careers in Emergency Medicine 518
Emergency Ultrasound 412
Wilderness Medicine 407
American Association of Women Emergency Physicians 335
Emergency Medical Services – Prehospital Care 252
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 232
Disaster Medicine 208
Sports Medicine 196
Emergency Medicine Research 152
Tactical Emergency Medicine 133
Emergency Medicine Practice Management and Health Policy 125
Air Medical Transport 113
Toxicology 109

Learn more at acep.org/sections.

Join an EMRA Committee or Division

In addition to taking advantage of your free ACEP section membership, there are a multitude of opportunities to get more involved with EMRA by joining one of our 15 committees and divisions.

What’s the difference between committees and divisions, you ask? Conceptually, committees are tasked to assist the EMRA Board in carrying out its work, while divisions have more freedom to come up with their own projects – but at the end of the day, both will give you the opportunity to be a leader and connect with others who share your interests.

Many of EMRA’s flagship products were generated by members of our hardworking, innovative committees and divisions – what will your big idea be? 

Table 2. Number of EMRA Members per Committee/Division (as of July 2015)
EMRA Committees Members
Awards Committee 38
Editorial Committee 18
Education Committee 40
Health Policy Committee 38
Informatics Committee 12
Research Committee 15
EMRA Divisions Members
Critical Care Division 69
EMS Division 21
International EM Division 53
Pediatric EM Division 55
Simulation Division 64
Sports Medicine 8
Toxicology 10
Ultrasound Division 40
Wilderness Medicine Division 58

Learn more at emra.org/committees-divisions.

Browse Your Benefits

We’ve recently overhauled the member benefits page on emra.org to make it easier for our members to quickly get access to the resources that they want. Log in and find your new favorite benefit. Learn more at emra.org/benefits.

Get Published in EM Resident

Do you have an issue or topic that you’re passionate about? How about an interesting clinical case to share? Or maybe an interpretation of the latest EM literature?

Reflections, editorials, clinical content, career advice, health policy, and more – get published in EM Resident.

With the launch of EMResident.org we are now able to enhance articles with author submitted audio, video, or other supplemental content. Learn more here.

Zach Jarou, MD
Zach Jarou is a resident physician at Denver Health Medical Center and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He currently serves as EMRA's Membership Development Coordinator and as a member of ACEP's National-Chapter Relations Committee. He has previously served as both Chair and Web-Tech Coordinator of the EMRA Medical Student Council and Vice Chair of EMRA's Editorial Committee.
Zach Jarou, MD
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