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Elections

Information for Residents Information for Students

 

Resident General Election Info

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) has numerous opportunities for you to become more involved in our organization. AAEM/RSA elections are democratic – YOU nominate and elect your leaders!

You must be a paid member of AAEM/RSA to run for the board and to vote. Up to two residents from the same program can serve on the board of directors at the same time; however, only one resident from the program can serve as an officer (President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer).

Please review the AAEM/RSA bylaws, section 8.3, to see applicable criteria regarding running for a position on the AAEM/RSA board of directors or medical student council.

Please contact the AAEM/RSA office at info@aaemrsa.org if you have any questions about the election process.

 

 

Hear from 2017-18 AAEM/RSA Vice President Mike Wilk, MD, Medical Student Council President, Chris Ryba, and 2017-18 Board Member and current AAEM/RSA President, Moiz Qureshi, MD about why they got involved with AAEM/RSA and took on leadership roles.

Nominations for the 2020-21 AAEM/RSA Board of Directors and Medical Student
Council are now open. See below for details.


Resident Elections

All candidates for a position on the board of directors should plan on participating in regular conference calls which last approximately one hour. Four in-person board meetings will be scheduled as well, one at the SAEM meeting, one at the AAEM headquarters, one at a location of the President's choosing, and one at the Annual AAEM Scientific Assembly in the year following board appointment. Funding is provided for these in-person meetings.

Below is a list of positions on the AAEM/RSA board of directors with a brief description of duties following each position.

  • President – Responsible for running the AAEM/RSA board of directors and serves a dual role as a member of the main AAEM board of directors. All candidates running for the position of AAEM/RSA president must have served on the board, or have served as a committee chair or vice chair, for at least one year.
     
  • Vice President – Assists the president in running the board of directors and coordinates the RSA Representative Council. Help promote our mission by increasing AAEM/RSA membership through recruiting, developing valuable member benefits, and communicating with residency program directors.
     
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Oversees the finances of AAEM/RSA and maintains the budget.
     
  • At-Large board members (six (6) positions) – Anyone running for an at-large position will participate on the board of directors and act as the board liaison to one or more of the committees listed here. Assignments will be determined by the president. All efforts will be made to ensure that you are assigned to a role you wish to fulfill.

 

Any paid AAEM or AAEM/RSA member may nominate an AAEM/RSA resident member (including him or herself if applicable) for an open position on the board of directors.

Deadline to submit a nomination: December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CT

 


Student General Election Info

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) has numerous opportunities for you to become more involved in our organization. AAEM/RSA elections are democratic – YOU nominate and elect your leaders!

You must be a paid AAEM/RSA student member to run for the council and to vote.

Please contact the AAEM/RSA office at info@aaemrsa.org if you have any questions about the election process.

 


Student Elections

The medical student council enhances AAEM/RSA's services to students and expands the medical student leadership to coordinate student initiatives, regional activities and recruitment.

The medical student council is composed of seven members which includes the President, Vice President, four Regional Representatives, and one International Ex-Officio member. AAEM/RSA's paid student members will elect the leadership and develop their own initiatives and services under the direction of AAEM/RSA. The medical student council holds regularly scheduled meetings by conference call.

Below is a list of positions on the AAEM/RSA medical student council with a brief description of duties following each position.

  • President – Participates in regular conference calls with the AAEM/RSA board of directors which last approximately one hour. Four in-person board meetings will be scheduled as well, one at the SAEM meeting, one at the AAEM headquarters, one at a location of the President's choosing, and one at the Annual AAEM Scientific Assembly in the year following board appointment. Funding is provided for these in-person meetings.
     
  • Vice President – Assists the president in running the medical student council and oversees maintenance of student benefits.
     
  • Regional Representatives: West, Midwest, South, Northeast (distribution of states listed below) - within their region, the representative coordinates AAEM/RSA student initiatives, works with AAEM/RSA Vice President to communicate with medical student liaisons at each school in their region, manages Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) listings.
     
  • International Member – This is an ex-officio non-voting medical student council position. This council representative is responsible for representing the needs of international AAEM/RSA student members.

Regional Breakdown:
West - CA, OR, WA, NV, AZ, NM, UT, CO, ID, MT, WY, AL, TX, ND, SD, NE, and HI
Midwest - KS, OK, MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, WI, IL, IN, OH, and MI
Northeast - NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, and D.C.
South - KY, WV, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL, and P.R.

 

Any paid AAEM or AAEM/RSA member may nominate an AAEM/RSA student member (including him or herself if applicable) for an open position on the council.

Deadline to submit a nomination: December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CT