Every autumn, EMRA gears up for its biggest meeting of the year, held in conjunction with ACEP's Scientific Assembly. This year for ACEP14, our destination lies in the Midwest — in a city that dyes its river green every St. Patty's Day and makes a pizza deeper than anywhere else in the land — Chicago.
EMRA programming begins on Saturday, October 25 with our medical student events, which includes our amazingly active and engaged Medical Student Governing Council's meeting, as well as a mixer with EMIG representatives. Sunday features the Medical Student Forum, followed by EMRA's Residency Fair. Nearly ALL of the residency programs in the country will be represented — so break out your nice clothes and get ready to put a face to your application!
Monday kicks off EMRA's resident programming with our Bloody Mary Breakfast (there are mimosas as well, for those of you who prefer sweet over spicy). Following the breakfast is the EMRA Resident Forum.
Later in the day, the EMRA Job Fair will feature hundreds (yes — hundreds!) of employers and fellowship programs, who all want to meet you and see what you have to offer. Make it easy for them and have a polished CV and impressive list of intelligent questions (for help with this and other career-planning topics, check out www.emra.org/resources/career-planning).
The next two days will be even more jam-packed with the EMRA Representative Council Meeting, where we will discuss resolutions pertinent to our specialty and our organization — and where we will also elect new board members. EMRA's committees and divisions will also have the opportunity to meet face-to-face, an event that only happens twice a year. If you're a member of an EMRA committee or division, attending this meeting is a great way to get more involved and to help guide the future direction of the organization.
Tuesday evening will feature an event 40 years in the making — EMRA's 40th Anniversary Celebration! Come mix and mingle with EMRA members past and present, and share our excitement in marking this amazing milestone. Then, the good times will culminate with the famed EMRA Party!
So make your schedule requests, swap whatever shifts you have to, pack your bags, and prepare for a meeting that will educate you on core and cutting-edge topics in emergency medicine, reinforce your choice of specialty, and provide plenty of fun and entertainment all at the same time. See you in Chicago!