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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Committee members will work with the AAEM Diversity and Inclusion Committee to plan and execute the Resident and Student Track at the annual ACMT meeting, outreach to underserved medical schools, and create resources for minority residents and students in emergency medicine.

Get Involved - Join the AAEM/RSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee!


Mission Statement

The AAEM/RSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee educates, supports and celebrates diversity within the field of emergency medicine. We welcome and nurture diversity of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity and other forms of individuality.

We strive to:


"One Stop Shop” for Undergraduate and Medical Students

This map represents emergency medicine residency programs that have opportunities specifically for medical and undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. These opportunities range from funded away rotations to research opportunities. 


Thank you to our friends at EMRA for permission to use the questions from their initial survey as the basis for this map. Thanks also to SAEM, CDEM, and ADIEM  for contributing to the initial information.

The RSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee worked hard to research and update the data provided in this map to insure it is accurate for your use. Please contact us at if you know of additional updates that should be made.


FemInEM Collaboration

In 2017, RSA sponsored two members in part with FemInEM to attend the FemInEM Idea Exchange (FIX 2017) in New York. Applicants wrote essays which were published in the Modern Resident Blog. In addition, RSA held a Coffee Hour in conjunction with FIX 2017 in New York. RSA also sponsored two members in part with FemInEM to attend the FemInEM Idea Exchange (FIX 2018) in New York as well as the photo booth at FIX18.

We are no longer accepting applications for FIX18.


ACMT 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting: Toxicology for Medical Students and Residents

AAEM and AAEM/RSA work with ACMT to put on the "Toxicology for Medical Students & Residents" track during ACMT's annual meeting. Check back soon for more information about ACMT 2019!



Intersectional Diversity in Medicine
In this episode, Jordan Powell, and Lisa A. Moreno-Walton, MD MS MSCR FAAEM, talk about intersectional diversity in medicine. Ms. Powell is a student at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Northeastern Regional Representative on the RSA Medical Student Council and Vice-Chair of the RSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Moreno-Walton is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research, Director of Diversity and Director of HIV and Viral Testing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, as well as serving as the President-Elect of AAEM.

Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities
In this episode, Jordan Powell, and Bernard Lopez, MD MS FAAEM discuss cultural competence and health care disparities. Ms. Powell is a student at Xavier University of Louisiana and the RSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Vice Chair. Dr. Lopez is Department of Emergency Vice Chairman at Thomas Jefferson University hospitals and a member of the AAEM Diversity & Inclusion Committee.