Congratulations to Dr. Racheal Gilmer for receiving the 2016 EMRA Emergency Department Director’s Academy Scholarship!  This award provides opportunities for resident leaders to attend the Emergency Department Directors Academy to develop leadership skills that will advance their careers, their local emergency departments, and the specialty of emergency medicine. The scholarship values leadership experience, service to process improvements in the emergency department, interest in administration, as well as academic and clinical excellence.

Dr. Gilmer completed medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is a current second year emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago. She has a background in quality improvement, performing research in quality improvement both as a medical student and resident.  Her interest in administration is centered around creating cultural change and motivating people.   She plans to earn a masters in business administration and pursue a career as a medical director or consultant.  This scholarship will allow her to take the first step toward pursuit of these goals.

Congratulations Dr. Gilmer!