The primary purpose of the Critical Care Medicine Section (CCMS-AAEM) will be to serve as a forum for those interested in critical care to exchange information among the group, as well as with fellow AAEM members.

The section will help develop critical care educational opportunities at Scientific Assembly and other sponsored venues, and be a centralized point of communication for medical students, residents and attendings.

The section will work closely with RSA to provide mentorship to medical students and residents who are interested in critical care fellowships.

Critical Care Medicine Section bylaws (PDF).

Join the Critical Care Medicine Section

Membership: Almost 70 members

     President: Joseph Shiber, MD FAAEM FACP FCCM
     President-Elect: Ashika Jain, MD FAAEM

     Full Voting ($50)
     Associate ($50)
     International ($25)
     Fellows-in-Training (Free)
     Resident (Free)
     Student (Free)




The AAEM  Critical Care Medicine Section is now accepting nominations for the board of directors!

Any Critical Care Medicine Section member may nominate another member (including him or herself) for an open position on the board of directors. All positions will go into effect at the Critical Care Medicine Section meeting at the 25th Annual Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas. All board of directors positions are valid for a one year term.

All candidates for a position on the board of directors should plan on participating in conference calls 2-3 times a year which last approximately one hour. Board members should plan on being actively involved on a regular basis and should be highly motivated towards the development of the Critical Care Medicine Section.

Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

Open Positions:

  • President              
  • Vice President               
  • Secretary/Treasurer     
  • At-large Directors (4)


Nomination deadline: January 21, 2019 at 11:59pm CT

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