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SAEM Supports Research

Research is essential to improving the emergency care of patients. It expands the knowledge of the specialty and allows discovery of innovative approaches to providing better care. In order to advance the specialty, SAEM promotes emergency care research and fosters the career development of current and future investigators. Many of the interest groups of SAEM engage in active discussion on topics of research and education, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine recognizes there are many valuable non-ACGME-approved post-graduate training opportunities for EM residency graduates. In an effort to promote standardization of training for fellows, the Research Fellowship Approval program has been developed for eligible programs to earn the endorsement of SAEM as an approved fellowship. SAEM has developed guidelines for training programs that address milestones in curricular elements, faculty support recommendations, and career development opportunities. 

The SAEM Annual Meeting is the premier source for the presentation of cutting-edge, high-quality research in emergency medicine. Over 2,000 people attend the Annual Meeting each year to observe the over 825 abstracts and 75 didactics presented. A collection of these abstracts is published in the May issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, the Society’s peer-reviewed journal. The meeting also offers special sessions for career development, such as the annual Grant Writing Workshop hosted by the SAEM Research Committee.

In order to further enhance research capabilities within emergency medicine and help emergency physicians develop the skills to become successful investigators, the SAEM Foundation offers training grants to promising researchers. More than $300,000 is given each year through the Foundation’s grant programs, and, with the continued support of the membership, the Foundation continues to grow.