27th Annual Scientific Assembly

Highlights for Students

AAEM21 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!


Applications now closed. 

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. Learn more


Ultrasound Model Opportunity - Stipend Available

Volunteers Needed:

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:30am-12:15pm
($25 stipend) 5 models required 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm
($25 stipend) 5 models required

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:30pm-6:15pm
($50 stipend) 9 models required

Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:00am-12:30pm
($50 stipend) 12 models required

We are looking for a minimum of 12 individuals to assist with ultrasound courses by serving as a patient model. Models are welcome (and encouraged) to sign up for multiple sessions. 

Learn more and apply today!


Sunday, June 20, 2021

2021 Medical Student Track
Regency B

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
Regency A

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

Midway West

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


Monday, June 21, 2021

Open Mic Competition

Illinois Central / New York Central

Sponsored by the Young Physicians Section (YPS-AAEM)

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. Ten of the time slots will be filled in advance. The remaining six time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by signing up onsite. Specific slots reserved for full voting members, YPS-AAEM members, and residents.


AAEM/RSA and WestJEM Population Health Research Competition

Burlington / Frisco

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, June 22, 2021

AAEM/RSA Track - Residency to the Real World: The Missing Curriculum
Regency A

The AAEM21 AAEM/RSA Track – Residency to the Real World: The Missing Curriculum focuses on topics not typically covered in residency.

AAEM/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.

Resident Breve Dulce Competition

AAEM/RSA is excited to bring resident members a new Breve Dulce competition! The theme of this competition is “My First Solo Shifts.” Please submit an experience from your emergency medicine training, clinical or otherwise, where you learned an important lesson that is much clearer now than it was in the past.

Five resident speakers will be selected to present at AAEM21 in St. Louis, MO, between 4:20pm-5:50pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 during the AAEM/RSA Track. Winning submissions will be notified of their acceptance and speaking time by March 1, 2021. Competition judging will take place in real-time by a panel of peer and faculty judges, and the top 3 winners will receive a cash prize.


Tentative Schedule


Certainty Will Kill You
David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM


Job Interviewing Like A Pro


Making Care Plans: We Know I'm Dying, Please Don't Admit Me
Christopher R. Carpenter, MD MSc FAAEM AGSF


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


Lunch - on your own

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


What to Look For in Your First Contract


Time Management for EM Physicians
Emily Fite, MD FAAEM


Caring for Friends and Family
Joseph S. Bushra, MD FAAEM


Putting Your Career on the Fast Track


Resident Breve Dulce Competition


Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24, 2021

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

Learn about the full post-conference courses available