TCEP Board of Directors Nominations Sought

If you want to be part of making a difference for the Emergency Medicine Physician profession in Texas, consider nominating yourself or someone else to serve on the TCEP Board of Directors.

There are four open Regular Board positions on the 2021 ballot, as well three one-year terms as the Young Physician, Resident and Medical Student Directors.

To nominate yourself (or someone else), email your letter of intent to Beth Brooks at [email protected].

The deadline is April 10th.

Here are a few things you should know before applying:

Obligations of the Board of Director role include (but are not limited to):

  • Attendance and active participation at the TCEP Annual Meeting (2022 Connect)
  • Attendance at quarterly Board of Directors meetings (June 26th  - Austin,  Sept. 25th – Dallas, January 2022 – Austin, Spring 2022 – TBD)
  • Attendance at ACEP Council Meeting / Scientific Assembly is encouraged (Boston, October 23-24).
  • Attendance at the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC is strongly encouraged (spring 2022).
  • Travel to meetings is not reimbursed.

Qualifications to be nominated:

  • Directors must be Active, Life, or Honorary (former Active) Members of the Texas Chapter in good standing throughout their Board term.
  • A Young Physician Director must be an Active Chapter Member less than forty (40) years of age or engaged in the active practice of Emergency Medicine for less than ten (10) years. Shall hold office for one year after his or her election.
  • A Candidate Member Director defined as a Resident in good standing in an accredited Texas Emergency Medicine Residency Program, shall hold office for one year after his or her election.
  • A Medical Student Member Director defined as a Medical Student in good standing in an accredited Texas Medical School who is active in his or her local Emergency Medicine Interest Group, shall hold office for one year after his or her election. The Medical Student Member Director position is that of a non-voting Member of the Board.

Important deadlines and dates:

April 10, 2021: Deadline to submit the nomination (for self or other member) in writing by email to [email protected]

The Nominating committee will review all candidates and ask for additional information.

April 17: TCEP Board of Directors can vote/approve the Board slate.

Once approved by the Board, the candidates will be sent a survey and request for high resolution photo for publication in the May/June issue of Emphasis.

Saturday, June 26: Elections will take place at the TCEP Annual Business Meeting at the Texas Medical Association building, Austin (hybrid meeting). Registration details will be sent out soon.