About the JEDI
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.
Past Diversity & Inclusion Resources
JEDI-AAEM, formerly the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, has released statements and resources for emergency physicians with an interest in diversity.
AAEM/RSA Modern Resident Blog
- International Patient Transports
- A Senior Resident's Perspective on International Emergency Medicine
- International Emergency Medicine
Intersectional Diversity in Medicine
In this episode, Jordan Powell, and Lisa A. Moreno-Walton, MD MS MSCR FAAEM, talk about intersectional diversity in medicine. Ms. Powell is a student at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Northeastern Regional Representative on the RSA Medical Student Council and Vice-Chair of the RSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Moreno-Walton is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research, Director of Diversity and Director of HIV and Viral Testing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, as well as serving as the President-Elect of AAEM.
Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities
In this episode, Jordan Powell, and Bernard Lopez, MD MS FAAEM discuss cultural competence and health care disparities. Ms. Powell is a student at Xavier University of Louisiana and the RSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Vice Chair. Dr. Lopez is Department of Emergency Vice Chairman at Thomas Jefferson University hospitals and a member of the AAEM Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Physician Burnout, Racism, and Corporate Misrepresentation
In this episode, Jordan Vaughn and L.E. Gomez, MD MBA FAAEM, discuss physician burnout, racism, and corporate misrepresentation. Mrs. Vaughn is a student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Northeastern Regional Representative on the RSA Medical Student Council and Vice-Chair of the RSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Gomez is an AAEM at-large board member, Chair of the AAEM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Assistant Professor at Howard University Hospital.
Articles in Common Sense
- Diversity as a Vehicle for Excellence: Perspectives on a More Inclusive Recruitment Process in Emergency Medicine (July/August 2021)
- Next Generation Leadership: A Conversation About Equity and Inclusion (May/June 2021)
- The Deliberate Elimination of Racism from Clinical Practice (January/February 2020)
- An Approach to Vulnerable Populations in Medical Education (November/December 2019)
- From MCAT Failure to Emergency Physician: My Journey through International Medical School (May/June 2019)
- The Role of Bias in Performance Evaluations and Inclusion the Workplace (March/April 2019)
- Applied Without Insight, Lean Six Sigma Adversely Affects ED Flow and Health Care Quality (January/February 2019)
- Tattered Tarp or New Roof: Who Gets Included in Disaster Recovery? (November/December 2018)
- The Economic Power of Diversity and Inclusion to Change Policy and Culture (September/October 2018)
- A Brief Career Overview - L.E. Gomez, MD MBA FAAEM (July/August 2018)
AAEM Releases Statement with SAEM on the Death of George Floyd
In the wake of the police killing of an African American man in Minneapolis, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) joins those calling for reforms on the use of deadly force by law enforcement, the review of discriminatory practices, and justice for those whose lives have been taken as a result of racism targeting people of color.
As emergency physicians, when a human being says, "I can't breathe," our immediate response is a call to action to save a life. We have committed our lives to reducing disparities in the emergency department and to providing compassionate, unconditional care for all who need it, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or any other human factor. Read the full statement.
AAEM/RSA Advocacy and Diversity & Inclusion Committees' Statement on the Death of George Floyd
The AAEMRSA Advocacy and Diversity & Inclusion Committees' have included a list of actionable items related to the death of George Floyd. These items are merely starting points for us to effect true change in our personal lives and the communities in which we reside. Read the full statement.