It is with great enthusiasm that I submit this letter of interest for the Alternate Councilor position to the Pediatric Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). It would be an honor and a pleasure to serve in this role.
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. I also spend a portion of my clinical time working in Sedation Services at the Egleston campus of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
For the past two years, I have served as one of three Microsite Editors to ACEP’s Pediatric Section. Our duties include providing interesting and pertinent online educational content via the ACEP Pediatric Microsite. In addition, as a Section officer, my responsibilities included management of the Section’s ACEP conference booth, selection of various section scholarships and grants as well as overall representation of the Pediatric Section to other ACEP committees.
Most recently over the past year I was appointed to serve as a member of the ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. This has given me experience and exposure into the legislative side of ACEP. Within this body I work on sub-committees on opioid use in children and acute mental health emergencies.
On the state level I am a Board of Directors member of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians (GCEP). I was recently re-elected to a 2nd BOD term this year. Currently, I work as one of two editors for The Epic, GCEP’s quarterly educational newsletter. Prior to this appointment and during my fellowship, I served as Emory University’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow representative to the GCEP Board of Directors. During that year, I also completed a year as GCEP’s Leadership Fellow, where I had the opportunity to improve my communication and leadership skills.
My other interests and positions of leadership are largely in pediatric procedural sedation. I work on the educational and conference planning committees for the Society for Pediatric Sedation. I often review research articles for their quarterly newsletters as well.
I believe that I have the required skills and experience to serve the Pediatric Section as its Alternate Councilor. It has been an honor to serve the Pediatric Section to this point. I am passionate about service overall to ACEP. I hope that you will consider me for this position!