About the Young Physicians Section

AAEM Young Physicians Section (YPS) membership is open to all emergency medicine residency-trained Fellow-in-Training, Associate, or Full Voting members of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine who are within the first five years of professional practice after residency or fellowship training. Learn more about YPS benefits.

YPS promotes the professional development of its members and provides them with education consistent with the principles and activities of AAEM.


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YPS Council


2021 YPS Elections

Voting for the 2021 YPS Council Election is now closed.

Learn more about the election process below.

The nomination period for AAEM’s Young Physicians Section (YPS-AAEM) Council opens in the fall of each year. These positions give interested individuals the opportunity to become involved with the leadership and development of this section in AAEM.  Members of YPS are encouraged to review the list of positions and submit a nomination before the deadline. Only YPS members may run for the council and vote. In addition, those in their final year of accredited emergency residency or fellowship training may be nominated for councilor position. Encourage your colleagues to join YPS today!

All candidates for a position on the council should plan on participating in regular conference calls which last approximately one hour (usually held once a quarter). One mandatory in-person council meeting will be held during the Annual AAEM Scientific Assembly.

Councilors should plan on being actively involved on a regular basis and should be highly motivated towards the development of this section. All councilors are expected to submit at least one article to Common Sense and regularly participate in the YPS CV Review service and mentoring program.

The YPS-AAEM Council will take their posts at the start of the Annual Scientific Assembly. The term of all positions shall be approximately one year.

The following councilor positions are open annually for nominations:

Executive Council:

  • Chair - Responsible for guidance of the section and leading the YPS Council.
  • Vice-Chair - Assists the president in guiding the section and leading the council.
  • Secretary/Finance Chair - Controls YPS finances and maintains the budget.


  • Four councilor positions are available on the YPS Council.  In addition to attending council meetings, each councilor will be required to serve as a committee chair. For more information about committees, click here.


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