Congratulations to Maria Tobar for receiving one of the 2016 EMRA ACEP16 Travel Scholarships! Each spring several scholarships are provided to help EMRA student and resident members travel to attend the events at ACEP’s annual meeting.

Ms. Tobar is graduating from medical school at UCLA and will also be completing a Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration as part of UCLA’s dual degree PRIME program. She completed her undergraduate coursework at UCSD, followed by a post-baccalaureate program at UC Davis. She is committed to working in underserved communities in the United States and abroad, supporting people from all walks of life as they continue to trace their path to strength in health.  She has served as co-chair of the UCLA Latino Medical Student Association and as clinic co-chief for one of UCLA’s Student Run Homeless Clinics.  Most recently, she has been working in the California Central Valley to increase awareness of the importance of performing bystander CPR in the event of witnessed cardiac arrest. Ms. Tobar says, “Throughout my life, the field of Emergency Medicine has represented the practice of medicine in its purest form: where every person has access to medical care without exception. As such, I am currently pursuing residency training in Emergency Medicine.” And we are excited to welcome her into our field!

Congratulations Maria!