EM Residents’ Appreciation Day (EMRA)
The first Wednesday of each March marks the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association’s (EMRA) annual EM Residents’ Appreciation Day. This timing was selected because it is typically the first Wednesday after the In-Training Examination. EMRA worked to establish this honor for emergency medicine residents to publicly recognize the dedicated service residents provide on a 24/7 basis as a significant and vital workforce.
Emergency medicine residency requires long hours and personal sacrifice dedicated to:
- Quality patient care
- Patient advocacy
We ask that EM residency programs celebrate this day through local activities. We also strongly encourage state chapters of ACEP to join in and support this special day. For example, consider special conference topics at grand rounds, local recognition of outstanding residents, and meal functions. Create a flyer or poster to promote the events and post it for residents or make copies as needed. Residents are indeed the future of the specialty.