Become a Medical Student Council Member

Elections for the AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council are now closed for 2023-2024. The results for the election are now posted.

Medical Student Council

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.

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

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