Women in Emergency Medicine Section

The Women in Emergency Medicine Section (WiEMS-AAEM) 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.

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About Women in Emergency Medicine Section

About WiEMS-AAEM

The Women in Emergency Medicine Section (WiEMS-AAEM) 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. Membership is not limited to women physicians. All emergency medicine practitioners passionate about the mission of WiEMS-AAEM are welcome to join and participate. This group will work closely with the AAEM Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) to provide mentorship to medical students, and residents who are interested in emergency medicine.

Mission Statement
The AAEM Women in Emergency Medicine Section is comprised of members identifying across the gender spectrum and it is our mission to:

  • Advocate for measures to reduce or eliminate gender-related bias, including gender parity in salary and equity with promotions.
  • Aim to provide increased leadership opportunities within AAEM and the WiEMS-AAEM Section.
  • Recognize and amplify the accomplishments of women.
  • Provide gender-specific resources for professional advancement, work life balance, and different career trajectories.
  • Commit to providing greater depth of professional connections and mentorship across a career timeline.
Bylaws
Leadership

Chair
Molly Estes, MD FAAEM

Chair-Elect
Elisabeth Calhoun, MD MPH FAAEM

Secretary/Finance Chair
Cara Kanter, MD FAAEM

Immediate Past Chair
Danielle E. Goodrich, MD FAAEM 

Councilors
Elspeth Pearce, MD FAAEM
Deborah Fletcher, MD FAAEM
Jennifer McGowan, MD FAAEM
Kathleen Stephanos, MD FAAEM

AAEM/RSA Representative
Camellia Nabati, MD

Board Liaison
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM

Staff Liaison
Elizabeth Mueller

Membership

You must be a current AAEM or AAEM/RSA member to join a section.

You can also add a WiEMS-AAEM Membership when you become an AAEM member or AAEM/RSA member today!

Dues

  • Full Voting ($50)
  • Associate ($25)
  • Fellow-in-Training ($25)
  • International ($25)
  • Resident (Free)
  • Medical Student (Free)

Section memberships run on a calendar year and must be renewed annually.

Benefits
  • Opportunity to have articles published in the WiEMS-AAEM section of the AAEM magazine, Common Sense
  • Opportunity to participate in the Women’s Wisdom: Our Journey in Emergency Medicine Podcast Series
  • Join our Facebook Group
WiEMS-AAEM Awards
Previous WiEMS-AAEM Award Winners

The Gender Diversity Award

  • 2023 | Ana Maria Navio Serrano, MD PhD
  • 2022 | Kimberly M. Brown, MD MPH FAAEM
  • 2021 | Megan Healy, MD FAAEM

The Young Leader Award

  • 2023 | Cara Kanter, MD FAAEM
  • 2022 | Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM
  • 2021 | Molly K. Estes, MD FAAEM
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