Chief Resident Forum Scholarship


The Chief Resident Forum is designed for chief residents in EM (and those looking to become one) to engage with senior leaders in our field; to develop strategies for the development of a roadmap to leadership in EM; to develop leadership and communication skills; and to overcome challenges facing resident leaders while developing wellness and time management skills. It will take place on Thursday, May 16th, 2019. The Chief Resident Forum will feature focused and dynamic didactic presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions, and networking sessions with fellow resident leaders as well as established senior leaders in EM administration, education and research. The Chief Resident Forum Scholarship exists to offset costs associated with attendance to the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting, May 14-17, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV and participation in the Chief Resident Forum. Three (3) scholarship award winners will be reimbursed up to $500 each to be used toward the cost of registration, travel, and housing.

Application Process:

The application consists of:

  • One-page letter of intent discussing the applicant’s position or experiences in EM leadership and what they hope to gain from attending the Chief Resident Forum
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support from the applicant’s Program Director assuring the applicant will receive the time off from clinical responsibilities to attend SAEM19 if chosen.
  • Submit application as a single PDF to by 3/31/2019. Award announcements will be made by 4/8/2019.


Applicant must be a resident member of SAEM and must be able to attend the Chief Resident Forum. RAMS board members and RAMS Award Committee members are ineligible to receive award.

Selection Criteria:

Applications will be reviewed by the SAEM Residents and Medical Students (RAMS) Awards Committee. Award winners will be selected on the basis of their interest in EM leadership and their goals for attending the Chief Resident Forum as demonstrated in their cover letter.


Three (3) awards of $500 each to be used towards travel, lodging, and SAEM national conference registration expenses. Awardees will also have the Chief Resident Forum registration fee waived.