When: Monthly
Where: Zoom Webinar
Topic: Finding a Program

The WiEM Section is starting a new virtual mentoring series to specifically address concerns facing international medical graduates (IMGs) interested in emergency medicine. IMGs face unique obstacles when it comes to matching in emergency medicine residencies, including stigma, immigration issues, and limited access to emergency medicine mentors. Compounding these issues are the racial and ethnic discrimination many IMGs face as minorities. The goal of this series is to address some of these specific issues, offer advice, and a pathway for mentorship, and provide representation of IMGs who have successfully transitioned into careers as U.S. EM physicians. 

Each month will feature an expert panel and Q&A session. Topics for the fall sessions will focus on issues related to ERAS application, including:

  • ERAS and Personal Statements Tips and Tricks (August)
  • Finding a Program (September)
  • Backup Specialties (October)
  • Virtual Interview Success (November)
  • Building a Rank List (Dec/Jan)

Sessions will be open to members of AAEM WiEM Section who register prior to the event. He’s for She’s are welcome to join WiEM!

Next webinar: Wednesday, September 23 at 8:00pm ET | 7:00pm CT | 6:00pm MT | 5:00pm PT.

Moderators: Joelle Brown and Dr. Sara Misthal


Mary Ann Edens, MD FAAEM

Program Director of LSU Health Emergency Medicine Residency

Kanika Gupta, MD

Program Director of the Nazareth Emergency Medicine Residency

Jordan Vaughn, MD
PGY-2 Louisiana State University Emergency Medicine Residency

Nahal Nikroo, MD- PGY-1
Nuvance Health Emergency Medicine Residency

Alexander Kuc, MD



WiEM Section Town Hall Council Meeting

October 13, 2020 | 8pm ET

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 come meet virtually the first AAEM Women in Emergency Medicine Section (WiEM) Council. We would like you to know who we are and what we are doing for the Section. We will share our vision, explain the AMWA benefit, and discuss new initiatives.

In addition, we would like you to meet the leadership of our three working groups (Advocacy, Education, and Leadership) and hear their plans. There will be another call for working group membership after the Town Hall. This would be a great way to find out if one may be right for you. 

We hope to see you there!

WiEM Section Council

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Tales from the ER
We all have stories to tell. They are sometimes funny or inappropriate or heartbreaking. Others affirm our decision to become doctors in the first place. Come to an evening which promises to showcase the great range of human experience — to enlighten minds, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome the challenges we all face each day.

How does it work?

  • All stories about ANY TOPIC related to your experience as an emergency physician are welcome.  
  • If you have a great tale to tell, please complete the form below.

Airway Details

  • No patient identifiers should be included, strict adherence to patient confidentiality must be maintained
  • Stories should be less than five minutes long
  • No other props or audio/visual aids will be used.
  • Keep in mind that there are many lessons to draw from our experiences in the ER. The most valuable stories distill our experience into a positive light and help us see our work in a more favorable way.

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