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.
- How to Increase Your Effectiveness in Committee Representation and Leadership - Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM and Loice A. Swisher, MD MAAEM FAAEM (July/August 2021)
- Why I Decided to participate in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial – A Reminder that Diversity in Medicine Cannot be an After-Thought - Tessa Haspil-Corgan, MD FACEP FAAEM (May/June 2021)
- I Was a Witness, and Now am Haunted by the Ghosts of Other Mothers’ Sons - Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM (March/April 2021)
- "Thank you, Dr. C:" The Stigma of the F-Word (Fertility) - Maria L. Sturchler, MD EdD (January/February 2021)
- Domestic? Help! (PDF) - Shannon Moffett, MD FAAEM (November/December 2020)
- Mothering in the Time of COVID (PDF) - Trupti Shah, MD (September/October 2020)
- Embracing Femininity in a Pandemic (PDF) - Lauren Maloney, MD NRP FP-C NCEE (July/August 2020)
- Women's Perspectives on Dual-EM Physician Couples (PDF) - Megan Mandile (May/June 2020)
- Choosing Locums (PDF) - Robyn Hitchcock, MD FAAEM (March/April 2020)
- Navigating to Success: Wisdom from Tiffany Murano, MD (PDF) - Amanda Tramutola, DO (January/February 2020)
- Your Words Matter: The Vocabulary of Microaggression (PDF) - Marianne Haughey, MD (November/December 2019)
- Reports of the Death of the Pelvic Exam Are Greatly Exaggerated (PDF) - Livia Santiago-Rosado, MD and Mary E. McLean, MD (September/October 2019)
- Why We Shouldn’t Teach Doctors to be Well (PDF) - Arlene Chung, MD MACM FAAEM (May/June 2019)
- Equal Rights Amendment (PDF) - Kristen Kent, MD FAAEM (March/April 2019)
- Woman of Substance: Yvette Calderon, Emergency Physician (PDF) - Interviewed by Laleh Simani, MS4, edited by Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM (January/February 2019)
- Burning Both Ends of the Candle (PDF) - Faith Quenzer, DO (July/August 2018)
- Myth Busting: Women in Emergency Medicine (PDF) - Megan Healy, MD FAAEM (May/June 2018)
- The Emergency Physician on "Disability" (Maternity Leave) (PDF) - Anumeha Singh, MD FAAEM (Mar/Apr 2018)
- FIX Celebrates Its First Annual Conference (PDF) - Kristen Kent, MD FAAEM (Jan/Feb 2018)
- The Gender Gap in Medical Leadership: Glass Ceiling, Domestic Tethers, or Both? (PDF) - Eveline Hitti, MD MBA FAAEM and Lisa Moreno, MD MS MSCR FAAEM (May/June 2017)
- Handling the “Handsy” Co-worker (PDF) - Vicki Norton, MD FAAEM (Jan/Feb 2017)
- Women in Emergency Medicine: Developing a Departmental Parental Leave Policy (PDF) - Robin Naples, MD FAAEM (Nov/Dec 2016)
- There’s a First for Everything: Surviving and Thriving Through Internship and Pregnancy (PDF) - Faith Quenzer, DO PGY-1 (Nov/Dec 2016)
- Inaugural “Women in EM” Track was a Big Success (PDF) - Megan Healy, MD FAAEM (Mar/Apr 2016)
- #ilooklikeanEMdoc (PDF) - Pollianne Ward, MD FAAEM (Jan/Feb 2016)
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.
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.
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.