In 1997 liaisons between VACEP and Virginia’s Emergency Medicine Residency programs were established. Each residency director appoints a resident to serve as a non-voting member of the VACEP Board.
1. Leadership development, learn how organized medicine represents the professional needs and advocates for the specialty.
2. Networking and developing personal relations with EM leaders from a variety of practice environments.
3. Develop understanding of the political, administrative and regulatory challenges that impact their ability to practice medicine/care for patients.
In 2000 VACEP established a Resident Alternate Councillor position to further provide leadership development opportunities. Residency Program Directors identify residents to serve as Alternate Councillors on a rotating schedule, in order of date the programs were established. The College helps defray expenses through an annual budget allocation.
Resident members are encouraged to attend meetings and serve on committees of interest to them. Voting privileges are extended to resident committee members.
VACEP resident members may attend any VACEP sponsored CME program tuition free.
The McDade Award gives residents an opportunity for recognition of their research projects.
Resident members of the Government Services ACEP chapter may participate in CME programs as if they are VACEP resident members; verification letter from their residency director required. These residents are also welcome and encouraged to attend any Membership, Board or committee meetings, however no formal liaison relationship or voting privileges are available.