American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Megan Healy, MD FAAEM

Candidate for At-Large Director

Nominated by: Kevin Rodgers, MD FAAEM
Membership: 2010-2017
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

  • AAEM Board of Directors 2016-2017
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors 2014-2016
  • Resident and Student Association Board of Directors 2012-2013
  • Marketing Task Force 2016
  • Women in Emergency Medicine Committee, Co-Chair 2015
  • Women in Emergency Medicine Committee, Board Liaison 2016
  • Scientific Assembly Speaker 2015, 2016
  • Common Sense Author 2015, 2016

Candidate Statement

I have been an active member of AAEM/RSA and AAEM since beginning residency training at Temple University Hospital in 2010. As RSA Advocacy chair, I organized the first RSA Capitol Hill Day in 2012 and have continued to participate in our lobbying visits every year since that time. I am well versed in the threats to our specialty and enjoy engaging with our members of Congress on vital issues, such as due process for physicians. In 2015-2016, my primary focus as founder and co-chair of the new Women in Emergency Medicine (WiEM) committee was to recruit, retain and champion female emergency physicians in our organization. I led the planning of the first WiEM social in 2015, women’s track at SA in 2016, and collaborated with the Diversity and Inclusion Task force to host a larger social event that welcomed members of both groups in 2016. I was honored to serve the past year on the Board as an appointed At-Large member. In this role, I championed a proposal for a Lactation Room at SA 2017 for our members who are mothers to nurse/pump, and brought to the board a plan for a new Ultrasound Section, led by experts from my home institution. I also chaired the new Marketing Task Force to take a fresh look at AAEM’s logo and slogan as we plan ahead for the continued success of the Academy in 2017 and beyond.

The future of AAEM lies in reaching young physicians to educate them on our core values and to engage and retain our very active and talented resident and student members. The focus of our efforts should be in two areas: education and advocacy. The first step is by continuing to provide the highest quality educational offerings at Scientific Assembly and through our Board preparation courses by using innovative learning formats. The second step is to reach our members, especially young physicians and those in training, and our representatives in Congress about the principles of fair practice environments so that we can shape the future of our specialty for the better. I believe my recent efforts demonstrate my desire to push our organization forward and grow the benefits we provide to our members, while staying true to the central mission on which we were founded. Education and advocacy - for the emergency physician and ultimately for our patients - are the lifeblood of the Academy and I hope to continue to lead on the Board of Directors with these central themes as my guide.