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Committee members staff three sub-committees, focusing on patient advocacy, resident advocacy and political advocacy both at the state and national levels. Your activities include developing policy statements, outreaching to AAEM/RSA members about critical issues in emergency medicine, and collaborating with the AAEM Government Affairs Committee.

Interested in getting involved with any of the events or activities below? Join the AAEM/RSA Advocacy Committee!

Advocacy Videos

Due Process

Board Certified Physician


Congressional 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. Learn more and apply.


Contract Negotiation

Read this one-pager on what residents should look for when negotiating their first contract.


Podcast Episodes

The AAEM/RSA committee contributed to the RSA Podcast series by providing educational podcasts on the advocacy efforts of RSA.


Prudent Layperson Standard

Read more about why it's important to understand what is happening with the Prudent Layperson (PLP) Standard right now.


Lay Corporations Running Residency Programs

Learn more about lay corporations running residency programs and what residents should be aware of.

Medical Students: Download suggested questions to ask during your interviews with residencies.


Gun Violence

On November 7th, the NRA sent out a tweet that would shock the medical community. The tweet, in response to a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, blasted physicians for being “anti-gun” and chastised them to “stay in their lane.” RSA is a partner with AFFIRM because #thisisourlane.

Read the full article on gun violence here.