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We invite you to become a member of AAEM. We are committed to providing the highest quality education, advocacy, and professional resources throughout your journey as an emergency physician.


Printable and fillable membership application (PDF)

Printable membership flyer (PDF)

Learn more about chapter division and section membership.

Membership Categories

Annual membership valid 1/1/21 - 12/31/21

Dues: $525

All voting members are fellows of AAEM, and can therefore use the FAAEM designation. There is no additional requirement for fellowship status beyond board certification. To be a Full Voting member of AAEM you must: be board certified in emergency medicine by ABEM, AOBEM, -or- RCPSC -or- be board certified in pediatric emergency medicine by ABEM or ABP.

Dues: $150  -  those who meet the below criteria and are within their first year out of residency
Dues: $250  -  those who meet the below criteria and are more than one year out of residency

To be an Associate member of AAEM: you must be a graduate of an ACGME or AOA approved emergency medicine training program and you must have not yet taken or passed your EM board

Dues: $75

To be a Fellow-in-Training member of AAEM: you must be a graduate of an ACGME or AOA approved emergency medicine training program and be currently enrolled in a fellowship. Fellows-in-Training members receive a dual membership in AAEM and the Young Physicians Section (YPS). For more information on the AAEM Young Physicians Section, please visit

Dues: $150

International member status is available for those physicians with an interest in emergency medicine who practice outside of the United States or Canada.

Dues: $250

Full Voting members meeting the below requirements who wish to change their membership category must specifically request transfer to Emeritus status. Emeritus members may continue using the FAAEM designation as long as they meet the criteria of a Full Voting member of AAEM. To be an Emeritus member of AAEM, you must have been: a Full Voting member who has practiced emergency medicine for thirty or more years and has been a Full Voting member for a minimum of ten years -or- at least 65 years of age and who has been a Full Voting member for a minimum of ten years

Special circumstances such as disability or full retirement from the practice of emergency medicine, may lead to a request for Emeritus membership. A member would be required to have been a Full Voting member in good standing for a period of at least five consecutive years to be considered for this special Emeritus status. Such a request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the membership committee. Eligibility for this special status shall lapse upon the Emeritus member’s return to the active practice of emergency medicine or upon change in the circumstances qualifying the member for Emeritus status. The Emeritus member shall have an affirmative obligation to notify the Academy of any such change in status.

Become a member of the AAEM Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA). Learn more and join AAEM/RSA!

Profile of Membership: AAEM's membership is kept strictly confidential. Membership mailing lists are not available for sale or rent, and no membership directory is published by AAEM.



Group Membership

AAEM offers group memberships to allow hospitals/groups to pay for the memberships of all their EM board certified & board eligible physicians. Learn more about 100% Groups.


AAEM Member Referral Program

AAEM is the leader within our field in preserving the integrity of the physician-patient relationship by fighting for a future in which all patients have access to board certified emergency physicians and physician rights are protected. If you agree, tell your colleagues about us!

Follow these short and easy steps to refer your colleague to join or renew with AAEM:

  • Gather your colleagues name(s) and email(s)
  • Log in to your account at the link below
  • Select the pre-scripted email you’d like to send
  • Personalize it or just send it as is 
Refer a Colleague


Current Promotions

2021 FREE Upgrade to Full Voting Status for Associate Members

AAEM is 100% behind board certification and we know that COVID-19 has changed the way recent residency graduates have been able to become board certified. This year, AAEM will upgrade your Associate membership to Full Voting at no extra charge if you have reached ABEM board certified status. Please contact AAEM at or (800) 884-2236 to upgrade for free for the remainder of 2021.


NEW MEMBERS – Board Certified Physicians*

New to the Academy? Join today for a 6 or 18 month membership term.

  •         6 months (valid thru 12/31/2021): $262.50
  •         18 months (valid thru 12/31/2022): $787.50

*Promotion runs June 1, 2021-September 30, 2021


Lapsed Full Voting Members*

Did you forget to renew your membership? Renew today for 18 months.

  •         18 months (valid thru 12/31/2022): $787.50

*Promotion runs June 1, 2021-September 30, 2021


2021 Graduating Resident Promotion

18-month AAEM Associate Membership (thru 12/31/2022) — As a new graduate, pay only $150 to join as an Associate member within the first 12 months of graduating ($100 Savings!). Join today! Are you starting a fellowship? Pay only $75 for an 18-month Fellow-in-Training membership.

6-month Resident Membership Extension (thru 12/31/2021) — Update your contact information by emailing and you will receive an automatic 6-month extension on your current membership through 12/31/2021 for FREE.


Multi-Year Discount

Multi-year discounts available for Full Voting members when you sign-up for 3 or more years. Renew today and save!


FREE AAEM Sections!

FREE Women in Emergency Medicine Section (WiEMS) Membership!

The purpose of this section is to champion the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in emergency medicine through the pillars of advocacy, leadership and education. Membership is not limited to women physicians. All emergency medicine practitioners passionate about the mission of WiEMS are welcome to join and participate.  Learn more about WiEMS membership and benefits.

FREE Emergency Medical Services Section (EMSS) Membership!

The Emergency Medical Services Section is open to all AAEM and AAEM/RSA members who have an interest in prehospital care. The purpose of the Section is to strengthen core knowledge for all emergency physicians who interact with EMS. Learn more about EMSS membership and benefits.

FREE Young Physicians Section Membership!

FREE AAEM Young Physicians Section (YPS) membership to all emergency 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 membership and benefits.

Learn more about other AAEM Sections.



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