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American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Awards

 

Nominations now open!

 


Administrator of the Year Award

AAEM encourages members to nominate an administrator deserving special recognition for their dedication to emergency medicine and patient care.

 

Amin Kazzi International Emergency Medicine Leadership Award

The international leadership award recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional, longstanding, and profound leadership contribution to the international development of emergency medicine (EM) or to the advancement of EM education worldwide.

 

David K. Wagner Award

As an organization, AAEM recognizes Dr. Wagner's contributions to the specialty by offering an award named in his honor to individuals who have had a meaningful impact on the field of Emergency Medicine and who have contributed significantly to the promotion of AAEM's goals and objectives. Dr. Wagner himself was given the first such award in 1995.

 

James Keaney Award

Named after the founder of AAEM, this award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to our organization. Nominees for this award must have 10 or more years experience in EM clinical practice and must be AAEM members.

 

Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. Nominees must be AAEM members who have been out of their residency for more than 5 years.

 

Robert McNamara Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM in the area of academic leadership. Nominees for this award must have 10 or more years experience in an EM academic leadership position and must be AAEM members.

 

Resident of the Year Award

This award recognizes a resident member who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM. Nominees for this award must be AAEM/RSA resident members and must be enrolled in an EM residency training program.

 

Young Educator Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. Nominees must be out of residency less than five years and must be AAEM members.

 

Master of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (MAAEM)

Active members of AAEM may also recommend nominees to the AAEM executive committee for the Master of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (MAAEM). This recognition of senior AAEM fellows shall be extended to those who demonstrated a long career of extraordinary

  1. Service to AAEM
  2. Service as an exemplary clinician and/or teacher of emergency medicine
  3. Service to emergency medicine in the area of research and/or published works
  4. Service as a leader in the hospital, the community or organized medicine
  5. Service in the areas of health policy and advocacy
  6. Volunteerism
  7. Other activities or high honors that distinguished the physician as preeminent in the field of emergency medicine.

Nominees are expected to meet most, but not all of the above criteria. However, with very rare exceptions, nominees must meet the first criterion, extraordinary service to AAEM. Individuals shall not self-nominate. Current members of the board of directors may not receive a nomination, but will become eligible for a nomination two years after completion of their service as members of the board. Those nominees who receive approval from the board of directors shall receive their awards at the next Scientific Assembly. AAEM authorizes Masters to use the title MAAEM for as long as their AAEM membership remains current.

The nominator should submit the following to the AAEM executive committee:

  1. Letters of reference for the nominee from three other members in addition to the nominator (Total of 4 letters).
  2. Provide the nominee's current curriculum vitae.

Completed nominations, including all letters of reference and the CV, will receive consideration by the executive committee for submission to the board of directors.