American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, MD FAAEM

Candidate for YPS Director

Nominated by: Self Nomination
Membership: 2007-2017
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

  • Young Educator of the Year Award 2016
  • Resident and Student Association Board of Directors 2008-2010
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors 2010-2011
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors, Secretary-Treasurer 2011-2012
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors, Vice President 2012-2013
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors, President 2013-2014, 2016-2017
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors, Immediate Past President 2015-2016
  • Young Physicians Section Mentor 2012, 2014-2015
  • California Chapter Division Board of Directors 2011-2013
  • California Chapter Division Board of Directors, Secretary 2013-2014
  • California Chapter Division Board of Directors, Vice President 2014-2016
  • California Chapter Division San Francisco Speaker Series, Co-Chair 2012-2015
  • Women in Emergency Medicine Committee 2015-2017
  • Education Committee 2016
  • Chapter Division Committee 2016
  • Scientific Assembly Speaker 2015-2016
  • Scientific Assembly Open Mic Judge 2015-2016


Candidate Statement

For the past year it has been my pleasure serving on the AAEM/YPS Board of Directors as President. I, with the support of AAEM/YPS, have accomplished a lot in the past few years. Our ALiEM-AAEM Social Media and Digital Scholarship produced the very popular multimedia product, AAEM/YPS Rules of the Road. This is an important tool that we provide to our members to help make the transition into their post-residency life as smooth as possible. Under my presidency we also launched “AAEM/YPS EM Flash Facts,” an application used to help our members prepare for the EM boards, help educators teach EM topics to students, and assist learners in reviewing important EM topics portably. This was a huge accomplishment that was no easy feat, but a rewarding endeavor in order to provide our members this amazing benefit. On a local level, I am serving as the Cal/AAEM Vice-President. This role allows me the opportunity to be the Co-Director of the San Francisco Speaker Series, a great way for Northern California physicians to network and learn from amazing local speakers.

Also under our YPS belt this year is a very successful Scientific Assembly. We have been working on improving mentor/mentee relationships and are planning on continuing the very successful annual “Mentor/mentee Lunch” at Scientific Assembly in 2017. We are also working to bring back the YPS/RSA Social and will be continuing to host Open Mic. We are always working on new initiatives to provide opportunities to young physicians.

As for my background outside of AAEM, I have completed two fellowships and serve as an Assistant Professor at Stanford. My first fellowship was in International EM, and the second in Academics. I am very honored to have the title of Assistant Residency Director for the Stanford/Kaiser Residency Program. I am also the course director of a Stanford Undergraduate course entitled Introduction to Emergency Medicine. Given my passion for teaching and residents, I look forward to continuing to promote resident education and help shape new EM physicians.

I ask that I be elected as YPS Director, in order to continue utilizing AAEM to advance emergency medicine, provide new resources to its members and support to its youngest physicians. I have served many roles on both RSA and YPS and now look forward to working more closely with the AAEM board.