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Medical Student Ambassadors

Between medical school duties, studying for Step exams, and maybe a little self-care, it’s difficult to find time to network and get to know a specialty! The AAEM Scientific Assembly is the perfect way to incorporate networking, mentorship, and a deep-dive into emergency medicine and we want YOU to play an integral role!

Join us in Baltimore, MD for the 28th Annual Scientific Assembly, April 23-27, 2022 and discover all that emergency medicine has to offer as a Medical Student Ambassador. Ambassadors are key players during the conference, acting as “knowledge-hubs” and collectors of invaluable evaluation feedback from attendees.

 

Application deadline: Applications for AAEM22 are now closed. Applications for AAEM23 will open in Fall/Winter 2022.

You must be a paid student member of AAEM/RSA to apply. Students using their free year of membership must upgrade by calling (800) 884-2236.

Additional benefits of being an AAEM Student Ambassador

  • You’ll be paired with a mentor and have one-on-one time with them to ask all the gritty questions you have about emergency medicine.
  • You’ll enjoy great food and greater company during networking events like the Opening Reception and the Chapter Divisions & Sections Social!
  • You’ll create connections with your fellow ambassadors through fun activities and a complimentary dinner
  • You’ll be able to focus on your personal wellness by participating in the AAEM & AAEM/RSA wellness committee events like mindfulness exercises and the popular Airway at AAEM event.
  • You can include this great experience on your CV!

What to Expect as a Student Ambassador

  • Introduce yourselves to the moderator at assigned track and welcome attendees
  • Remind attendees to complete evaluations on the mobile app or paper form
  • Responsible for collecting and collating evaluation results
  • Take photos and share using #AAEM22 so that AAEM and AAEM/RSA Twitter accounts can share your posts
  • Assist with the poster competition logistics
  • Assist with managing attendance at small group clinics
  • Provide assistance to attendees on how to use and navigate the mobile app
  • Provide assistance recording podcasts

 

Hear from Medical Student Ambassadors and Their Mentors About the Ambassador Experience

Quotes from previous ambassadors:

  • “Great networking, great for resume, great for meeting other students. If this is your first time going to a conference (especially by yourself), the ambassador program is a great way to not feel too lonely!”
  • “Thanks so much for the great opportunity!”
  • “I had such a great experience as a student ambassador and I think it was an excellent opportunity to be involved in the conference, network, and learn.”

Mentor quotes:

  • “The experience is rewarding and worthwhile.”
  • “Thank you for doing this – I love it!”

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to be present at the conference?
Orientation with your AAEM board liaison is typically early the first day of the conference. Don’t worry, we know your schedules are busy so there is some flexibility.

Do I need to pay the fee to register for the assembly or is there another price for me as student ambassador?
No need to pay the refundable fee and register. If you’re selected as an ambassador, you’ll be registered by staff.

Is it mandatory to stay at the conference hotel, or can we stay with family and friends or at other cheaper places?
It’s not mandatory to stay at the conference hotel. Feel free to make accommodations where you feel is best. However, the ambassadors typically meet with their board liaison first thing in the mornings during the conference (about 7:00am), so keep this in mind for travel time from wherever you’re staying.

Can I attend pre-conference courses?
You can attend pre-conference courses, but ambassadors aren't assigned to work those sessions. If you want to attend, you'll have to register and pay for them separately.

Can I choose my mentor?
Mentor and mentee matches are made as much as possible based on educational interests and geographic preference. While we do our best to match your needs, mentors are volunteer positions so matches are based on availability.

Are any of my travel costs covered?
The AAEM/RSA board provides a small reimbursement for ambassadors’ miscellaneous expenses, but the student ambassador position is at your own expense. You are welcome to plan your travels with other ambassadors, friends, or colleagues to reduce expenses.

Ready to apply? Hurry! This is a popular opportunity and limited spots are available. We hope to see you in Baltimore!

Questions?
Contact info@aaem.org or (800) 884-2236.

 

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