The Women in Emergency Medicine (WiEM) Section is constituted with a vision of equity for AAEM women in emergency medicine and a purpose to champion the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in emergency medicine through the pillars of advocacy, leadership, and education.

Be a Section Champion Leader - Call For Nominations 

AAEM Section elections are democratic – YOU nominate and elect your leaders! WiEM-AAEM is seeking nominations from Section members for the 2022-23 Council term. If you know someone who will be a great leader, nominate them when Section Leadership Nominations open on January 3, 2022. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged!


Nominations Open: Monday, January 3, 2022
Nominations Close: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:59pm CT

Submit a Nomination for Your Section:


Positions Available (one-year term):

Assists the Chair in running Council meetings and managing the Section. Promotes the AAEM mission by increasing Section membership through recruiting new members and developing valuable engaging member benefits for attendings. The Chair-Elect ascends to the roll of Chair the following year. The Chair is the principal executive council member and shall preside over membership meetings of the Section and of the Section Council. The Section Chair shall also perform other duties as prescribed by the Council or AAEM. Upon completion of the Chair term, the individual shall automatically ascend to the office of Immediate Past Section Chair.

Oversees the finances and membership of the Section and attends Section meetings. The Secretary provides a short summary following the recent Council meeting for posting on the Council website and via MyAAEM. (AAEM staff take the official minutes). The Secretary/Finance Chair shall work to engage Section members through developing valuable member benefits and communicating with members via MyAAEM, social media and other resources.

Attend Section Council meetings and serve as work group leads for one or more Section activities/initiatives and/or events.

Assists with organizing webinars, networking and mentorship opportunities to recruit, engage, and sustain students and residents in the Section.

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About the Women in Emergency Medicine Section

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Learn More About the WiEM Section Three Pillars of Purpose:


Advocating for Equality and Fairness
The WiEM Section holds the organization accountable for equity and advocates and problem solves for issues of justice, transparency, and equity in the workplace.


Creating Opportunities for and Recognition of Women Leaders in EM
The WiEM Section offer professional development opportunities and sponsorship to advance women to leadership positions within AAEM and their home institutions in addition to creating networking opportunities.


Bringing Awareness and Solutions to Issues Affecting Women in EM
The WiEM Section shines a light on issues affecting women in EM and important topics for women in EM, builds mentoring systems for females in EM, and develops and presents educational content, and that highlights issues of equity and focuses on creating solutions for the gender bias in medicine.




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