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Speaker Development Group Applications Now Open

The AAEM Speaker Development Group is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 mentorship program. Please review the eligibility requirements and application instructions below.

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To be eligible as a mentee, the individual should have:

  • Demonstrated initiative – The ideal candidate would lead and value the mentor relationship and take responsibility for at least four communication touch-points within the year and follow-up with mentor using available resources (Zoom, phone calls, emails) if not matched within close geographical area.
  • Current AAEM membership – participation in the AAEM Speaker Development Group is a member benefit. AAEM Full Voting members, Associate members, and Fellow-in-Training members are eligible to participate as mentees. Join AAEM or renew your membership today!
  • No formal speaking experience or training required.

2023-2024 Application Instructions

Meeting applications are due July 20, 2023. After submitting your application, you are required to submit an introductory video, and a Breve Dulce proposal to speak at AAEM24.

1) Complete the application form.

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Application Deadline: July 20, 2023

2) Submit a video.

Upload a video (MP4, MOV, or M4V format) to the Dropbox folder here. Please name the file with your Last Name, First Name (i.e. Jones, Jamie). Applicants are required to submit a video with the following information:

  1. Your name and institution and a brief summary of your training and passion in emergency medicine
  2. Previous speaking experience
  3. Mentoring experience or a summary on what have you done to improve your public speaking skills
  4. Expectations/what you hope to gain from the Speaker Development Group

The video should be no more than 4 minutes in length.

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Video Upload Deadline: July 20, 2023

3) Submit a Speaker Proposal for AAEM24.

Mentees in the Speaker Development Group program are offered a Breve Dulce (7 minute talk / up to 25 slides) speaker slot at the next Scientific Assembly. To assist in the conference planning process, you are asked to submit a proposed talk title now. For ideas on previous Breve Dulce titles, please visit the AAEM23 Program Schedule. Visit the AAEM24 website to learn more and complete the educational proposal form.

Submit a Proposal

Submission Deadline: July 13, 2023

AAEM will follow up with candidates in September 2023.

Mentee Benefits and Expectations

  • Guidance and direction from a highly respected, AAEM nationally recognized speaker to enhance speaking skills and content.
  • Quarterly check-ins with your mentor
    • Quarter 1: Set goals and initial guidance for speaking engagements and confirm topic; read assigned reading material, Presentation Zen.
    • Quarter 2: Develop slides and content
    • Quarter 3: Delivery and review of presentation
    • Quarter 4: Give newly improved presentation and discuss next steps.
      • Mentees are responsible for keeping in contact with their mentors throughout the year-long process. The process is mentee led.

2023-2024 Key Dates

June 28 – July 20: Candidate application portal open
September: Committee review and match candidates
September – October: Phase 1 – Idea Set
November – January: Phase 2 – Slide Design
January – February: Phase 3 – First Delivery and Review of Presentation
February – March: Phase 4 – Second Delivery and Review of Presentation
March 27: Milestone – Go/No Go confirmation for speaking at AAEM24 Scientific Assembly*
April 27 – May 1: AAEM24 in Austin, TX

*To qualify to speak at AAEM24, mentees must actively submit materials on time and engage with their mentor for each activity noted.