Women in Emergency Medicine Committee

Who We Are


To champion the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in emergency medicine


  1. Provide opportunities for collaborative research, writing and interest-focused resource networks among women in AAEM
  2. Offer professional development opportunities to advance women to leadership positions within AAEM and their home institutions
  3. Build mentoring systems for female emergency physicians at different stages of their careers, whether in an academic or community setting
  4. Work with male colleagues to advocate for issues of justice and equity in the workplace
  5. Advise the greater AAEM organization about key health care issues that impact women’s health and women in the workplace
  6. Develop programs to identify and assist women facing challenges related to gender in their workplace environment
  7. Analyze and develop opportunities for exchange of information, education and ideas with other national and international EM societies and organizations.




Committee Co-Chairs: Vicki Norton, MD FAAEM and Faith Quenzer, DO

Board Liaison: Megan Healy, MD FAAEM


Our Projects


  • Women in Emergency Medicine Track at AAEM16 and AAEM17
  • AAEM award nominations of female leaders in EM
  • Networking and social events held at the Annual Scientific Assembly
  • Women in EM article series in Common Sense
  • "It was never a dress" t-shirt fundraiser
  • Completed survey of AAEM to assess needs of female members
Download the Survey of Women in Emergency Medicine Infographic
Download the Survey of Women in Emergency Medicine Infographic

Common Sense Articles



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