25th Annual Scientific Assembly

Highlights for Students

AAEM19 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!

Note: Applications accepted on or after January 8, 2019 will be added to a wait list.

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.


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

Volunteers Needed:

Saturday, March 9, 2019 12:30pm-4:00pm
($50 stipend) 8 models required (lunch is not provided)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:30am-12:15pm
($50 stipend) 12 models required

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:15pm-6:00pm
($25 stipend) 3 models required

AAEM is looking for a minimum of 12 individuals to assist with the ultrasound courses as models. Each model will receive a stipend after the session as a thank you and is required to complete a W-9 to receive payment. Models are welcome (and encouraged) to sign up for multiple sessions.

Learn more and apply today!


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Discounted registration rates on pre-conference courses for AAEM/RSA student members!

Learn about the full pre-conference courses available.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

2019 Medical Student Track

Free for students! The medical student track will provide you with invaluable advice on how to successfully apply to an emergency medicine residency. There will also be a residency program director panel. Pre-registration is required and open to medical students only, 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!


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, March 11, 2019

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, March 12, 2019

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

The AAEM19 RSA Track – Residency to the Real World: The Missing Curriculum focuses on topics not typically covered in residency.

RSA would like to thank Carey D. Chisholm, MD FAAEM and the late Kevin Rodgers, MD MAAEM FAAEM for creating the concept of the track. Dr. Rodgers' support and collaboration in the development of the track with RSA leadership was invaluable. The goal of the track is to prepare residents for their careers in emergency medicine by concentrating on topics such as interviewing, contract negotiation, health policy, ways to prevent burnout, and more.

New in 2019: Ultrasound Simulation and Didactics
RSA has partnered with the AAEM Emergency Ultrasound Section (EUS-AAEM) to bring you a hands-on component to this exciting track. Join us for an afternoon of ultrasound simulation and didactics by some of the best ultrasound educators in EM. *Pre-registration required – limited spots available.

Tentative Schedule


Nuts and Bolts: Formulating your Resume, CV & Promotion Portfolio
Megan Healy, MD FAAEM


Job Interviewing Like a Pro
Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM


Becoming a Leader
Stephen R. Hayden, MD FAAEM


Lunch - on your own

Join the Women in EM Networking Lunch - open to everyone! Learn more and register today.


Easing the Transition to Attending


Arriving At Your New Job
Jonathan S. Jones, MD FAAEM


Understanding Your Compensation: Metrics, RVUs and the Evolving Economics of EM
Jorge Antonio Fernandez, MD


Networking Break



Ultrasound Session* Jointly provided by EUS-AAEM

*Pre-registration required – advanced registration is full.