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GS-EMRA Resident Spotlight


The Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Government Services Committee (GS-EMRA) is excited to announce that our member, Dr. Jacob Altholz, was elected during EMRA@ACEP23 to a two-year term as EMRA vice-speaker with auto accession to EMRA speaker. His goal is “to help facilitate the advocacy we, our colleagues, and our patients deserve.” In this role, and in tandem with the current speaker, Dr. Altholz will oversee EMRA’s Representative Council and its committees, lead and coordinate the EMRA/ACEP Health Policy Academy, and help represent Emergency Medicine residents to other institutions such as the American Medical Association. In addition, he will serve on the EMRA Board of Directors and be the board liaison to EMRA’s Government Services and Toxicology Committees.  

Dr. Altholz has a robust background as a health policy champion and continues to advance in this space. He serves as a chief resident at the combined Nellis AFB/UNLV Emergency Medicine Residency Program, has completed the EMRA/ACEP Healthy Policy Academy, served on the AMA Resident and Fellow Section Rules Committee, EMRA Representative Council Reference Committee, Nevada ACEP Board of Directors, as the National Delegate for Medical Education to the AAMC’s OSR, and many more local, state and national committees. 

GS-EMRA is proud and honored to serve alongside Dr. Altholz and offers our sincerest congratulations on the new role. 


Eric Kretz, MD
GS-EMRA, Chair-Elect

Matthew Christensen, MD 
GS-EMRA, Chair

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