AAEM is the leader within our field in preserving the integrity of the physician-patient relationship by fighting for a future in which all patients have access to board certified emergency physicians and physician rights are protected. We are driven and guided by our mission and vision.

We advocate for the rights of all emergency physicians. Learn how by checking out our recent position statements and advocacy.

When you join today, you will receive free registration to AAEM23 (with a refundable deposit) and all of the exclusive member benefits below throughout the year!

*Annual AAEM membership is valid from 1/1/23 – 12/31/23. Membership dues are paid annually and cover the calendar year. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Membership Categories

Fellow and Full Voting Member – FAAEM

Dues: $525

All voting members are fellows of AAEM, and can therefore use the FAAEM designation. There is no additional requirement for fellowship status beyond board certification. To be a Full Voting member of AAEM you must: be board certified in emergency medicine by ABEM, AOBEM, -or- RCPSC -or- be board certified in pediatric emergency medicine by ABEM or ABP.

Associate Member

Dues: $150  –  those who meet the below criteria and are within their first year out of residency
Dues: $250  –  those who meet the below criteria and are more than one year out of residency

To be an Associate member of AAEM: you must be a graduate of an ACGME or AOA approved emergency medicine training program and you must have not yet taken or passed your EM board


Dues: $75

To be a Fellow-in-Training member of AAEM: you must be a graduate of an ACGME or AOA approved emergency medicine training program and be currently enrolled in a fellowship. Fellows-in-Training members receive a dual membership in AAEM and the Young Physicians Section (YPS).

International Member

Dues: $150

International member status is available for those physicians with an interest in emergency medicine who practice outside of the United States or Canada.

Emeritus Member

Dues: $250

Full Voting members meeting the below requirements who wish to change their membership category must specifically request transfer to Emeritus status. Emeritus members may continue using the FAAEM designation as long as they meet the criteria of a Full Voting member of AAEM. To be an Emeritus member of AAEM, you must have been: a Full Voting member who has practiced emergency medicine for thirty or more years and has been a Full Voting member for a minimum of ten years -or- at least 65 years of age and who has been a Full Voting member for a minimum of ten years

Special circumstances such as disability or full retirement from the practice of emergency medicine, may lead to a request for Emeritus membership. A member would be required to have been a Full Voting member in good standing for a period of at least five consecutive years to be considered for this special Emeritus status. Such a request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the membership committee. Eligibility for this special status shall lapse upon the Emeritus member’s return to the active practice of emergency medicine or upon change in the circumstances qualifying the member for Emeritus status. The Emeritus member shall have an affirmative obligation to notify the Academy of any such change in status.

Residents and Medical Students

Become a member of the AAEM Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA). Learn more and join AAEM/RSA!

AAEM Member Benefits

Scientific Assembly

Members receive free registration at the AAEM Scientific Assembly (refundable deposit required).

Nonmember price: $525

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Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEM)

JEM is the official journal of AAEM. JEM is an international, peer-reviewed publication featuring original contributions of interest to both the academic and practicing emergency physician. JEM includes research papers and clinical studies as well as articles focusing on the training of emergency physicians and on the practice of emergency medicine. As AAEM’s official journal, an online subscription to JEM is included in the membership dues of each member. AAEM actively encourages its membership to contribute editorial material for publication in JEM.

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AAEM Onlines (Online Education)

Log in with your AAEM username and password to stream and download educational content from past Annual AAEM Scientific Assemblies as well as other online education. We currently have 225 on-demand videos worth a total of 115 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This is a FREE member benefit – enjoy!

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AAEM Member Facebook Group

This member benefit allows members to:

  • Internally network with fellow AAEM Members
  • Share ideas or concerns that connect back to AAEM’s Mission
  • Patient access to care, board certification, physician wellness and work environment, fair and equitable practice environments, medical education/residency programs, CME, supporting international EM

This is a closed Facebook Group, which only AAEM members can access. Please join and share the AAEM Member Networking Facebook Group with other colleagues!

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Common Sense

Common Sense is a bi-monthly member magazine that reports on all AAEM activities and news from the world of emergency medicine. It is delivered to the AAEM membership six times a year, which currently stands at over 8,000 emergency physicians, residents, and others with an interest in emergency medicine.

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Job Bank

Find equitable positions consistent with the mission statement of AAEM and absent of restrictive covenants.

AAEM members should forward their CV directly to the position’s contact information contained in the ad.

Written Board Review Course

The on demand, virtual AAEM Written Board Review Course is being offered as a member benefit for FREE through 12/31/2022. Let AAEM help you prepare for your Qualifying or ConCertTM Exam.

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Advanced Resuscitation Expertise Card

Carry your expertise in your pocket – as an AAEM member who has achieved and maintained board certification in EM, we believe that you have acquired expertise in procedural sedation and pediatric, trauma, neurological, and cardiac resuscitation.

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Certificate of Employer Fairness

AAEM strongly supports fair working practices for emergency physicians. The Academy prefers the democratic ownership model for emergency physicians, but also recognizes those employers who offer a fair workplace for employed emergency physicians. Consequently, it will certify excellence in the ED workplace if employers offer five workplace conditions.

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Certificate of Workplace Fairness

AAEM strongly supports fair working practices for emergency physicians and recognizes the existence of many different emergency department business models. Consequently, it will certify excellence in the ED workplace if the below are confirmed/certified to be true. Applications will be reviewed by the Academy and any departments that are deemed to fall outside fairness criteria will be provided direct feedback and given ample opportunity to reapply.

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AAEM members can act now to obtain a 15% discount off an annual subscription to www.EMedHome.com, the premier educational website in emergency medicine. Access entitles you to access a broad range of educational content that is designed to impact your care of patients in the ED.

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AAEM members receive exclusive discounts from PEPID.

Save $60 on the NEW Pediatric Medicine Suite
PEPID & AAEM introduce PEPID PEM, the only comprehensive point-of-care resource containing over 2,500 pediatric clinical situations and treatments, 3,000+ pediatric dosing calculators, 200+ embedded procedural videos, illustrations, integrated drug database and more! It is everything you need to treat pediatric patients in the ER.

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Save $60 on ED Platinum
Members receive an exclusive $60 discount on PEPID Emergency Medicine. Developed in conjunction with AAEM, PEPID Emergency Medicine Suite (EM) gives emergency care personnel everything they need to make accurate decisions quickly for the fast-paced environment of emergency medicine. It is written and updated by your AAEM colleagues, so it works the way you and your team do in the ER.

To redeem your discount, click here or use the promo code AAEM at the checkout.

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Relias, formerly AHC Media invites all AAEM residency graduates to take advantage of their newly developed Emergency Medicine Resident Alumni Subscriptions. These subscriptions offer substantial savings over your first 4 years to lessen the burden of transitioning from your complimentary subscription. Year 1 you will save 40%, Year 2 you will save 35%, Year 3 you will save 30%, and Year 4 you will save 25! Beyond Year 4? Save 15% with the code: AAEMVP. Log-in to the AAEM Member’s Center to learn how you can access this great benefit!

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ShiftGen is a web-based software solution for scheduling and workforce management. It was designed by an emergency physician to address some of the particular uniqueness of emergency department scheduling. AAEM Members will receive a 20% discount on their group’s ShiftGen subscription. In addition, AAEM members are eligible for additional on-going qualifying ShiftGen discounts.

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If you have any questions about membership benefits, please email Erica Pollnow, AAEM’s Membership and Administrative Manager, or call 800-884-2236. 

Are you a resident or student? Check out AAEM/RSA’s benefits.