As an educator, I will provide relevance with my expertise in informatics and mentorship to help lead the Board. An ACEP Board member needs to have relevant context to offer actionable and on-point advice. ACEP is building CEDR, the Clinical Emergency Data Registry, which will continue to require input from informaticians. My current role on AMIA’s Board of Directors would provide ACEP with access to national expertise in this area. If you desire to vote for a Board member who has “seen the movie before” and has a pretty good idea of what’s around the next few corners as the practice of medicine changes, I am that candidate.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 35 – No 09 – September 2016
An often undervalued role for a Board member is that of a mentor. I’ve been fortunate in my career to have great mentors who have allowed me to grow as a leader and as an educator. I’ve also been privileged to mentor a number of learners. A great mentor doesn’t tell you what needs to be done or how to do it; he or she is primarily a good listener. A great mentor asks you questions and poses challenges designed to help you see problems that you may not have identified, to look further ahead than you may be currently looking, or to encourage a different perspective. ACEP Board members should be good listeners, offering a sounding board to test your ideas and concerns.
As a research scientist, I will bring wisdom and motivation to help lead the Board. Wisdom is essential to make critical decisions and think strategically about the future. As a research scientist, I’ve led many projects and have learned many valuable lessons along the way. Scholarship, like the work of your ACEP Board, is hard work. There are many meetings, lots of homework, and times when very difficult, delicate, and challenging decisions must be made.
As your ACEP Board candidate, I will draw upon my judgment, courage, expertise, mentorship, wisdom, and motivation to help your ACEP Board navigate our future together.
Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP (Ohio)
Current Professional Positions: chief medical officer–emergency medicine, chief risk officer, and executive director–patient safety organization, TeamHealth; medical editor in chief, ACEP Now; member, NEMPAC Board of Trustees; member, Advisory Board, Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA); assistant clinical professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing
Internships and Residency: emergency medicine, Louisiana State University, Charity Hospital, New Orleans