Brian Parker, MD MS FAAEM

Candidate for YPS Director

UT Health San Antonio

Nominated by: Self-nomination

Membership: 2015-2021
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

AAEM Activities (past five years)

Attended 2021 AAEM Leadership Academy Program
Open Mic Competition 1st Place Winner
Scientific Assembly Speaker
YPS Education Committee Member


Candidate Statement

Joining the board at AAEM would represent an amazing opportunity to continue to advocate for new attending and resident physicians. Each one of us experienced tremendous growth and change during our residency and the first several years after. The YPS section has been designed to assist in making that transition, and I would like to make sure their voice is continued to be heard at the board. I currently serve as an assistant program director at a county training program, and I get to see what struggles the residents are facing in their training, the current employment environment, and how the current healthcare systems affect our most at risk populations.

As the next generation of learners begin to graduate medical school and enter our residencies, we need to ensure they have access to the highest quality education and career opportunities that are available to them. The YPS section already offers CV reviewing and several podcasts for them, however, I believe this is the time to investigate if there is more that the academy could support.

Our hospital is the only one in Texas that has all third year medical students rotate through the department, which means we have contact with greater than 220 third year students, in addition to the fourth year students completing their electives here, this experience allows mentorship and opportunities to help mold our current crop of learners, to better understand how they are seeking career advice and what their career goals are focused on.

As a board member I would make it my goal to ensure that AAEM is the organization residents turn to first when looking for career advice, and realize that our academy will continue to fight to ensure every patient seen in the emergency department will be evaluated and treated by a board certified emergency physician. I would love the chance to give back to the organization that has given me so much during my career; I see the benefit that AAEM can provide residents and early career physicians, and I want to continue to improve on them.


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