Congressional Elective

US CapitolAAEM/RSA Policy and Advocacy Congressional Elective

Applicants will work with Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD (D) for the duration of the elective.

  • The AAEM/RSA Elective is a one month elective for AAEM and AAEM/RSA members interested in medical policy and advocacy.
  • The elective will provide a solid understanding of legislative and policy process, which will serve to equip the elective candidate with legislative and policy work and help to empower the emergency medicine profession.
  • Any interested party may apply including faculty, fellow, resident or 4th year medical student. Preference will be given to residents.

Applications are now open for 2017. At this time, all elective determinations are pending election results. After initial screening by AAEM/RSA, final selections will be made by the Congressmen and their staff.

Applicants are responsible for their own travel and housing in Washington, D.C.

The following are potential milestones to be met. In order to maximize unforeseen opportunities, the elective would be flexible in meeting certain milestones.

  • Vote recommendations
  • Legislative proposals
  • Congressional letters
  • Collaborative meetings
  • Documenting floor votes
  • Other

For additional information, please call 800-884-2236 or email info@aaemrsa.org.