The ACEP Young Physicians Section is hosting its first-ever YPS Leadership Summit in conjunction with Scientific Assembly in Washington, D.C. Make plans now to join us!
Date: Sunday, Oct. 29
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: Liberty Ballroom, Salon L
Immediately following the YPS Business Meeting, which kicks off at noon, the YPS Leadership Summit will tell you everything you need to know to become a leader in emergency medicine and have a positive impact on the specialty. Learn the basics of the ACEP involvement, including a look at the anatomy of an ACEP Council meeting. Find out how to get involved on many levels, and check in on the legislation that affects the practice of emergency medicine.
Our guest speakers are the best reason to show up! Meet and hear from:
• Sandra Williams, DO, MPH, FACEP, YPS Chair
• Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, ACEP Now editor-in-chief and ACEP Board member
• Steve Stack, MD, FACEP, AMA Past President
• Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP, ACEP Board member
• Angela Siler Fisher, MD, FACEP, founder of MaveRx,™ A Leadership Consulting Firm
• Arlo Weltge, MD, PhD, MPH, FACEP
• Laura Medford-Davis, MD
• Laura Wooster, MPH, ACEP Associated Executive Director for Public Affairs
TheYPS Leadership Summit is free to ACEP members and is specially geared toward young physicians interested in serving the specialty in a leadership role. We hope to see you there!
Nominate Yourself or a Colleague
For A YPS Leadership Position - Get Involved
The Section is accepting nominations for the following positions:
The deadline has been extended to Oct. 26. Please submit your CV to Darrin Scheid at email@example.com
For more information, Click Here
A Conversation with YPS Chair Sandra Williams, DO, FACEP
ACEP Young Physicians Section Chair Sandra Williams, DO, MPH, FACEP, enjoys being an active member of the emergency medicine community. We got to know her better during a recent conversation.
"I graduated from medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, after which I completed residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 2011 and then an ultrasound fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2012. I currently work for UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch) in Galveston. When not working I enjoy traveling; my goal is to visit every state in the country, and I am currently up to 39 states. I also enjoy wine tasting, running and outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking."
Why did you decide to run for Chair of the YPS?
"I decided to run for Chair of the YPS to become more involved in ACEP and to encourage many of my colleagues to do the same. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about ACEP as a whole."
What are your goals this year for the Young Physicians Section?
"My goals this year for the Young Physician Section are to engage more members and to improve and strengthen our voice within ACEP."
What are some of the challenges for Early Career Physicians?
"There are many challenges facing the early career physician. First is the fact that we are finally done with school, likely 7 or so years after many of our friends, and have tons of student loan debt. Many are trying to play catch-up with respect to relationships, children and "stuff" in general. We often forget about retirement and planning for the future. Second, many of us are not really prepared for how to choose our first job and wind up looking for our second job a year or two out of residency. The third is trying to balance involvement with local, state and national organizations with your personal and professional life."
How have EMRA and ACEP helped you through your career so far?
"EMRA has been a great help with my career thus far, especially since it helped me find my first job. The books provided by EMRA are items I use every day in my clinical practice."
What would you do if you weren't an emergency physician?
"If I were not an Emergency Medicine Physician I would likely have had a career in meteorology. The weather has always fascinated me."
ACEP 101 - A Guide for Young Physicians
A valuable resource for any physician - particularly those new to the practice of emergency medicine, ACEP 101-A Guide For Young Physicians, 2nd Edition features information on all aspects of ACEP, ranging from an explanation of the various membership categories to an overview of the ways ACEP can help each physician's professional and personal development.
See what ACEP can do for you, and explore opportunities for members at both the state and national level.