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Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for the management of the annual awards presented by the RAMS Board to resident and medical student members in recognition of excellence.  Committee tasks include reviewing nominations, selecting recipients, and developing new awards and guidelines.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for developing content and offerings that will enhance the education of emergency medicine residents. In conjunction with SAEM’s Program Committee, the committee also plans and organizes the resident and medical student educational track at SAEM’s annual meeting. Dodgeball, the Resident and Medical Student Party, and other resident- and/or medical student- focused activities at SAEM’s Annual Meeting are also under the purview of the Education Committee.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for ensuring that the needs of SAEM’s Residents and Medical Students are met. The committee identifies avenues for acquiring new members and makes recommendations to the RAMS Board for enhancements and/or new member benefits for residents and medical students.

Mentorship and Career Development Committee

The Mentorship and Career Development Committee is responsible for developing mentoring opportunities for residents and medical students. The committee identifies resources to assist residents in the successful completion of their residencies and provides guidance to residents and medical students who wish to pursue careers in emergency medicine academics or research.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing all RAMS Board nominees and recommending an official slate of nominees to the RAMS Board for approval. The approved slate will then go to RAMS members for voting.

Research Committee

The Research Committee is responsible for identifying resources and developing educational content for residents and medical students who are interested, or may be currently involved, in emergency medicine research.  The committee also investigates the feasibility of creating research workshops for residents and medical students.

Social Media and FOAM Committee

The Social Media and FOAM Committee is responsible for identifying and recommending the best channels through which to reach resident and medical students (e.g., blogs, a resident and medical student newsletter, podcasts, and/or regular articles in SAEM Pulse). Additionally, the committee reviews existing FOAM content and suggests new content that might be of interest to emergency medicine residents and medical students.

Wellness and Resilience Committee

The Wellness and Resilience Committee is responsible for investigating initiatives, including activities at the SAEM annual meeting, that focus on improving the overall, general well-being of emergency medicine residents and medical students. The committee recommends to the RAMS Board which activities or initiatives should be implemented.