24th Annual Scientific Assembly

April 7-11, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - San Diego, CA

Highlights for Students

AAEM18 is the ideal conference for residents and students to attend. With specialized sessions and content tailored to you, there are valuable opportunities to take advantage of every day of the assembly.

The AAEM Resident and Student Association is an accessible, collaborative organization that fosters innovation, education and advocacy for residents and students in emergency medicine. Visit the AAEM/RSA website for more information about the great member benefits they offer.


Be a Student Ambassador!

Apply Today! Deadline: February 15, 2018 at 11:59pm CT

All currently enrolled osteopathic and allopathic medical students who are paid members of AAEM/RSA are eligible to apply. This is a great opportunity to network with residents and attendings at the meeting, plus you can include your participation as a student ambassador on your CV! Other benefits include waived registration, being paired with a faculty mentor during the conference, acknowledgement in the Scientific Assembly program, and a complimentary group dinner during Scientific Assembly.

Note: All Medical Student Ambassador spots for AAEM18 have been filled. Applications are still being accepted for a wait list.


Request for Volunteers - Be an Ultrasound Model, Earn Money!

Saturday, April 7, 12:30pm-4:00pm (lunch is not provided).
Sunday, April 8, 7:30am-12:15pm

AAEM is looking for 10 individuals to assist with the Ultrasound Courses as models. Each model would receive $100 after the meeting as a thank you, and is required to complete a W-9 to receive payment.

Learn more and apply today!


Request for Volunteers - Be an Ultrasound Model for Small Group Clinics

Tuesday, April 10, 10:15am-3:20pm

AAEM is looking for five males to assist in the Small Group Clinics as models for the ultrasound sessions. The Small Group Clinics provide the opportunity for participants to attend a hands-on education session at a national conference. Models will be needed on Tuesday, April 10 from: 10:15am-10:45am, 1:30pm-2:00pm and 2:50pm-3:20pm (ideally must be available to help with all three sessions).

The benefits to serving as a model in this course are

  • Low teacher to participant ratio (1:6) lab
  • Unique introduction to ultrasound techniques
  • Networking opportunities with physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

If you are interested in helping, please contact AAEM Senior Meetings Manager, Kathy Uy at 800-884-2236 or


Sunday, April 8, 2018

2018 Medical Student Track

The medical student track will provide you with invaluable advice on how to shine on your clerkships and successfully apply to an emergency medicine residency. There will also be a residency program director panel. Registration is free for student members (refundable deposit required), so take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the specialty and meet other students and physicians practicing emergency medicine. We hope to see you there! View the full schedule


AAEM/JEM Resident and Student Research Competition

This competition is designed to recognize outstanding research achievements by residents and students in emergency medicine. Come and see projects by your peers!


Opening Reception

Enjoy light hors d'oeurves and drinks while networking with colleagues and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Open Mic Competition

AAEM will again feature the Open Mic Session, which is a unique opportunity for attendees who have always wanted to speak at a national meeting. Throughout the day, 16 speakers will present on a topic of their choosing. Eight of the slots will feature residents and young physicians - we encourage you to stop by and hear new voices in EM!


RSA and WestJEM Population Health Research Competition

The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health is proud to sponsor the AAEM/RSA WestJEM Population Health Research Competition. This is designed to showcase resident and medical student research specifically in areas that affect the health of populations of patients in and around the ED. The top three abstracts will be highlighted on AAEM's social media pages and honored with plaques. Come and see projects by your peers!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

RSA Track - Residency to the Real World: The Missing Curriculum

Be sure to attend the RSA (Resident & Student Association) track for specialized talks on:


Nuts & Bolts: Formulating Your Resume, CV & Promotion Portfolio


Job Interviewing Like a Professional | Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM


Evaluating Job Opportunities: Making the Right Choice | Andy Walker III, MD FAAEM


Rolling in the Dough: Financial Management After Residency | Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM


Contract Negotiation: The Hidden Secrets | Larry D. Weiss, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM


Come Prepared: Arriving at Your New Job | Jonathan S. Jones, MD FAAEM


Health Policy That Will Affect You | Megan Healy, MD FAAEM


Novel Job Demands: Virtual EM-Paramedicine, Freestanding EDs, Telemedicine


Wellness & Resiliency AFTER Residency | Robert P. Lam, MD FAAEM


Business of EM — Patient Satisfaction, Metrics, RVUs | Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM



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