Awards

Every year, we recognize outstanding emergency medicine physicians, educators, and leaders through the AAEM Awards at the Scientific Assembly. The AAEM Awards honor dedication and excellence, recognize outstanding physicians and AAEM members, and reflect on our values as a specialty and an organization.

By nominating your colleague or mentor for an AAEM Award, you’re providing an opportunity for their achievements to be celebrated on a national stage.

Self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations Close: January 31, 2023

 

Our Awards

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

An individual who has demonstrated passion and expertise in advocating for issues at the federal, state, or local level that are important to the advancement of the mission and vision of the Academy. The award shall be given to a member of AAEM, or to a legislator or a member of their staff, who has been active in advocating for and advancing the mission and vision of the Academy.

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.

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.

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.

This award honors individuals who uphold the legacy of Dr. Joanne Williams, the only female founding member of AAEM and first female Master of AAEM. The purpose of this award is to honor trailblazers within the field. Nominees for this for this award must have supported efforts to add gender equity and diversity to AAEM and/or the field of emergency medicine. Nominees must be AAEM members.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 


AAEM/RSA Awards

The AAEM/RSA Faculty & Committee Member Awards are open for nominations from December 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023!

 

This award recognizes an EM program director who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of emergency medicine and AAEM. Eligible nominees should be program directors who are members of AAEM.

This award recognizes an EM program coordinator who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of emergency medicine and AAEM. 

This award recognizes AAEM/RSA committee members who have made noteworthy contributions to their committee(s). Nominees for this award must:

  • Have been involved with an AAEM/RSA committee for an entire year.
  • Be nominated by an AAEM/RSA Board of Directors Member or AAEM/RSA Committee Chair.
  • Have made significant contributions to the committee above and beyond expectations.

AAEM/RSA recognizes the unparalleled value Emergency Medicine Interest Groups (EMIGs) provide for medical students interested in pursuing a residency in emergency medicine. EMIGs bring students together to: foster an interest in EM, help navigate the residency application process, dig into educational resources related to EM, network with other students going into the specialty, enhance out of class activities, plan events or skill sessions, and more!

The AAEM/RSA National Medical Student of the Year Scholarship recognizes one fourth year EM-bound medical student who demonstrates a dedication to the specialty of emergency medicine through leadership, advocacy, research, and/or academic excellence.

The AAEM/RSA Regional Medical Student of the Year Scholarships recognize one fourth year EM-bound medical student in each region who demonstrates a dedication to the specialty of emergency medicine through leadership, advocacy, research, and/or academic excellence. 

The aim of the AAEM/RSA Faculty Mentor of the Year Award is to acknowledge an attending faculty in emergency medicine who served as an outstanding role model for medical students, residents, and/or fellows. 

The aim of the AAEM/RSA Regional Faculty Mentor Award is to acknowledge an attending faculty in emergency medicine who served as an outstanding role model for medical students, residents, and/or fellows in their region.

 

 

AAEM Awards Summary (PDF)
Brought to you by the AAEM Women in EM Section.

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