The WiEM Section provides education that:

  • Advises the greater AAEM organization and the Board on issues affecting women in emergency medicine
  • Brings attention to important topics for women in EM through regular publication in Common Sense, a quarterly newsletter to section members, and lecture offerings at Scientific Assembly
  • Builds mentoring systems for female medical students and emergency physicians at different stages of their careers, whether in an academic or community setting
  • Develops and presents educational content that highlights issues of equity and focuses on creating solutions for the gender bias in medicine
  • Creates a database of resources for AAEM members interested in education on gender issues



Women's Wisdom: Our Journey in Emergency Medicine is a podcast created by the AAEM Women in Emergency Medicine Section to highlight the journeys of prominent women emergency physicians. Join us every other month as we explore a new path and share our stories as women physicians.



Common Sense


Poster Pearls

The Women in EM section of AAEM is pleased to announce the inauguration of Poster Pearls. These brief CME videos will feature section members’ accepted work from the yearly AAEM Photo Competition. Our hope is to use these high yield images to further medical knowledge outside by interviewing section authors. Presentations will focus on images from the AAEM Photo Competition with discussion of diagnosis and treatment. Our first session will feature Dr. Alex Reed from Jefferson Health Northeast in Philadelphia. This session will be the presentation of a patient with an “Abnormal Abdomen.” We will focus on ultrasound imaging to diagnose pneumoperitoneum and the ultrasound finding of the Enhanced Peritoneal Stripe Sign (EPSS). This is an excellent discussion of how ultrasound can be utilized for making a critical diagnosis in the ED. Our second session is with Lavinia Turian, a 4th year medical student from Oregon Health & Science University. We will review a case of accidental hydrogen peroxide ingestion and its complications. After viewing each video, members will be eligible for 0.25 hours CME credit.


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the Women in Emergency Section of AAEM (WiEMS-AAEM). AAEM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation Statement 
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mentorship Program

The WiEM Section provides education that builds mentoring systems for female medical students and emergency physicians at different stages of their careers, whether in an academic or community setting. Apply today to be successfully matched with a mentor/mentee.



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