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.


YPS Board of Directors


YPS Elections

Voting for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors is closed.

Learn more about the election process below.

The nomination period for AAEM’s Young Physicians Section (YPS) board of directors 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 board and vote. In addition, those in their final year of accredited emergency residency or fellowship training may be nominated for an at-large board member position. Encourage your colleagues to join YPS today!

All candidates for a position on the board of directors should plan on participating in regular conference calls which last approximately one hour (usually held once a quarter). One mandatory in-person board meeting will be held during the Annual AAEM Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas, NV, March 9-13, 2019.

Board members should plan on being actively involved on a regular basis and should be highly motivated towards the development of this section. All board members 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 board of directors will take their posts at the start of the Annual Scientific Assembly. The term of all positions shall be approximately one year.

The following board of director positions are open annually for nominations:

Executive Committee:

  • President - Responsible for guidance of the section and leading the YPS board of directors.
  • Vice President - Assists the president in guiding the section and leading the board of directors.
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Controls YPS finances and maintains the budget.

At-Large Board Members:

  • Four at-large board positions are available on the YPS board of directors.  In addition to attending board meetings, each at-large member will be required to serve as a committee chair. For more information about committees, click here.


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