AACEM Chair Mentorship Program

The Executive Committee of AACEM is pleased to announce a new Chair Mentorship Program.


  • Provide a resource for newly appointed chairs of academic departments of emergency medicine;
  • Provide an opportunity for established chairs to share their knowledge, insights, and experiences with developing chairs;
  • Enhance networking among new and established members of the Association;
  • Facilitate an on-site visit of either:
  • The mentor to the new chair's program, or
  • The new chair to the mentor's program;
  • Develop a library of potential issues and strategies to inform both new and established chairs.


  • I agree that the if I enter a mentoring relationship, the goal is to share experiences, knowledge, and insight regarding our professional roles and responsibilities.
  • I agree to twice-a-month, on average, telephone conversations or other type meetings.
  • I agree to provide a brief report to the AACEM executive committee at month 6 and 12 of this agreement regarding any lessons learned, successes, and/or challenges experienced during the formal mentorship program.
  • I understand that I may apply to AACEM to fund a site visit.
  • I understand that the time commitment for mentorship is one year once matched with a mentor or mentee.
  • I agree to hold AACEM harmless from any unexpected, unintentional, and/or adverse effects from engaging in this agreement.


Expenses from the site visit are funded by AACEM up to $1,500.


Please complete the AACEM Chair Mentorship Program Form to become a mentor or mentee.

The eligibility for mentees and mentors who wish to participate in the Chair Mentorship Program are clarified below.

Mentee Eligibility
Any AACEM active/full or associate member in good standing who is within 6 to 18 months of assuming a chair position may apply to be a mentee.

Mentor Eligibility
Any AACEM active/full or emeritus member in good standing may serve as a mentor.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kat Nagasawa or Megan Schagrin.