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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:

  • Inspire inclusiveness within and outside of RSA.
  • Recruit underrepresented minorities to emergency medicine and develop a community for them.
  • Inform individuals about cultural humility with a focus on implicit bias and self-awareness.


International Subcommittee

The International Committee will have the opportunity to contribute to international medicine projects and resource development that are helpful and beneficial to students and residents.

Get Involved - Join the AAEM/RSA International Subcommittee!


RSA Modern Resident Blog

The AAEM/RSA Subcommittee contributes to the Modern Resident Blog and Common Sense by submitting articles. Read the international articles below:


"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.


Scholarship Opportunity - Attend the FemInEM FIX Conference in NYC

Submit an original photo that illustrates your personal journey in emergency medicine, or an important issue surrounding women in emergency medicine and you could be a winner of a free registration to attend the FemInEM Idea Exchange (FIX) conference in New York! See the FemInEM website for more information about the conference.

RSA sponsors two resident members to attend this conference.*


Applications for FIX19 scholarships are now closed.

*Travel expenses are not included in this scholarship


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.

Physician Burnout, Racism, and Corporate Misrepresentation
In this episode, Jordan Vaughn and L.E. Gomez, MD MBA FAAEM, discuss physician burnout, racism, and corporate misrepresentation. Mrs. Vaughn is a student at the 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. Gomez is an AAEM at-large board member, Chair of the AAEM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Assistant Professor at Howard University Hospital.