Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Section


The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Section is open to all AAEM and AAEM/RSA members. The purpose of this section is to promote and increase diversity throughout the practice of emergency medicine (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ability) throughout our subspecialty at every level of leadership. The JEDI-AAEM Section aims to actively support and mentor underrepresented minorities and culture champions at various stages of education, training and career, as well as collaborate with reputable organizations that support such efforts.

Opening Soon | Call for JEDI-AAEM Section Council Nominations

The JEDI-AAEM Section election is democratic – YOU nominate and elect your leaders! JEDI-AAEM is seeking nominations from JEDI-AAEM members for the 2023-24 Council term. If you know someone who will be a great leader for JEDI-AAEM, nominate them when JEDI-AAEM Leadership Nominations open!

Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged!

Nominations Open: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Nominations Close: Monday, February 23, 2023

Positions Available (one-year term):

The Chair-Elect is elected by the section membership for a one year term. The Chair-Elect is responsible for:

  • Running and attending Section Council and Membership meetings in the absence of the Chair
  • Assisting with managing the Section
  • Promoting the AAEM mission by increasing Section membership through recruiting new members
  • Developing valuable engaging member benefits for attendings.
  • Attend the bimonthly Section Leadership Committee meeting
  • Must be an AAEM member in good standing
  • Upon completion of the term, the Chair-Elect ascends to the role of Section Chair.

The Secretary/Finance Chair is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the finances and membership of the Section and attend Section Council and Membership meetings
  • Posting a short summary following Council meetings highlighting action, invitation and engagement items for members on MyAAEM and/or monthly newsletter
  • Engaging Section members through developing valuable member benefits and communicating with members via MyAAEM, email, social media and other resources
  • Must be an AAEM member in good standing.

The number of Councilors for each Section are defined by the bylaws. Councilors are responsible for:

  • Attending Section Council meetings (minimum 75% of meetings)
  • Serving as the workgroup lead for one or more activities/initiatives and/or events
  • Completing objectives by accepting task assignments and meeting deadlines
  • Participating in discussion and offer constructive criticism, as well as suggestions for future activities
  • Must be an AAEM member in good standing.

The number of Resident/Student Representatives for each Section are defined in the bylaws. Resident/Student Representatives are responsible for:

  • Attending Section Council & Membership meetings
  • Assisting with organizing webinars, networking and mentorship opportunities to recruit, engage, and sustain students and residents in the Section
  • Providing regular summaries and report-outs to the AAEM/RSA Board of Directors
  • Must be an AAEM/RSA member in good standing.

The representatives are nominated and elected by membership.


Upcoming Events

JEDI-AAEM Happy Hour

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 4:00pm PT / 5:00pm MT / 6:00pm CT / 7:00pm ET

Shop for JEDI-AAEM Apparel

JEDI-AAEM is excited partner with GreenCloud to bring you JEDI-AAEM apparel and raise funding for our section!

You'll receive a 10% discount on your order each time you use code "JEDI-AAEM." In addition, GreenCloud will donate $5 to JEDI-AAEM for each order (not each item purchased).

The JEDI-AAEM logo may be placed on GreenCloud Walker Jackets and Blackwell scrub tops with the option of also having your name and specialty embroidered under the logo.

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