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Texas College of Emergency Physicians
December 2012 Update
Hello,
Welcome to another exciting installment of the TCEP Monthly updates. We hope you enjoy this month's feature articles.
   EMRA Updates

Ije Akunyili, MD

Vice Speaker of the Council, Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA)

The University  of Texas Medical School at Houston

I am excited to write this inaugural version of what will eventually become a quarterly article on EMRA updates for our TCEP members as I start my two-year tenure as your vice-speaker and then speaker.  As a Texas resident, I am filled with pride that our TCEP chapter encourages leadership among its residents as part of the core competencies of our education. 

Let me start this update by thanking the Texas Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship.  For the past one year I have had the unique opportunity of working with an incredible group of young Texas leaders and attending several leadership retreats and conferences.  I strongly encourage everyone interested in learning about organized medicine and leadership to apply to this fellowship.

The EMRA board has been hard at work.  As you know our membership is at all time high of 12,000 members. We are very excited about the number of EM residents that have joined EMRA.  As always, we are committed to ensuring that our membership continues to enjoy the benefits of joining EMRA and that we remain responsive to the diverse needs of our members.

We have two new exciting publications for our members: the first is PressorDex.  It is our best selling guide to pressors, vasoactive drugs and continuous infusions needed to care for the most critically ill of patients in our emergency departments.  The EMRA leadership is excited about the success of this product and look forward to welcoming it as part of our online suite of applications.  The second product is the latest edition of our antibiotic guide, which has become indispensable to most residents and attendings.  The online app is extraordinary and I know that a lot of you are already using this app on a daily basis.

EMRA is placing even more emphasis on regional meetings and making the offerings of the national organization available to its members that may not be able to attend Scientific Assembly and SAEM.  We are excited to be partnering with TCEP during the next TCEP annual meeting in April 2013 to bring in more medical students and residents from Texas and surrounding states to attend an already exceptional conference. 

Finally I want to leave with news of a recent announcement that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have entered into an agreement to pursue a single, unified accreditation system for graduate medical education in the United States. What this means is that graduates from osteopathic training programs have equal access to ACGME residency and fellowship programs.

The EMRA board continues to work for you.  We value your feedback and want to remain the voice of all emergency medicine physicians in training.

   
   American Pain Society Scholarship for Emergency Medicine Residents

All Residents interested in applying for the American Pain Society Fundamentals Scholarship can download the application packet at http://www.ampainsoc.org/meeting/annual_13/young-investigators/fundamentals.html

This year 75 scholarships will be awarded for attendance to the Fundamentals of Pain Management: An Interdisciplinary Primer; an intensive two and one half day course primarily for 3rd and 4th year residents and other select interdisciplinary healthcare providers. Applicants in the fields of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine are encouraged to apply. Additionally physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, nursing, advanced practice nursing, psychology, physician assistant and social work trainees are welcome to apply. The scholarships are awarded based on competitive review of the application below plus a recommendation from your Residency Program Director or Department Director (for non-physician applicants).
Each scholarship includes:

  • Attendance to the Fundamentals of Pain Management Course
  • Registration to attend the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 1 year Membership to the American Pain Society
  • Meals during the Fundamentals Course + Stipend to assist with meals while attending the APS Meeting
  • Hotel Accommodations for Monday, May 6 Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Roundtrip Transportation

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