Become a Medical Student Council Member

Medical Student Council

AAEM/RSA is proud to run fully democratic elections. Your resident and student representatives on the Board of Directors and Medical Student Council are nominated and elected entirely by YOU — our members!

Running for the Medical Student Council is an opportunity for you to:

  • Make your mark on the national level by running for a seat
  • Use your voice to ensure your class of residents & students are represented in the house of EM
  • Gain national leadership experience

Please also 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.

Nominations are now closed.

Medical Student Council Responsibilities

Medical Student Council terms are for one year. All members are required to:

  • Participate in developing their own initiatives and services under the direction of AAEM/RSA Board
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings by conference call
  • Fulfill other duties required by their position

Open Positions & Responsibilities 


  • Participates in regular conference calls with the AAEM/RSA board of directors which last approximately one hour.
  • Attend up to three in-person board meetings to be set by the board, with the final meeting taking place at the Annual AAEM Scientific Assembly in the year following board appointment. Funding is provided for these in-person meetings.

Vice Chair

  • Assists the Chair in running the medical student council and oversees maintenance of student benefits.

Regional Representatives (five total: West, Midwest, Northeast, South, and International)

  • Coordinates AAEM/RSA student initiatives within their region
  • Works with AAEM/RSA Vice Chair to communicate with medical student liaisons at each school in their region
  • Manages Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) listings
  • Region breakdown:
    • Northeast – CT, D.C., DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT
    • South – AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, P.R., SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV
    • Midwest – IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, and WI
    • West – AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY
    • International – represents the needs of all international AAEM/RSA student members