The Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) was established in 2009 to promote the recruitment, retention, advancement and leadership of women in academic emergency medicine. The success of academic emergency medicine and the ability of the specialty to train future emergency physicians are intrinsically linked with the success of women faculty as they now represent half of the medical student body and almost half of physicians.
Membership in AWAEM is open to all members of SAEM. Members will receive the e-newsletter, have access to the minutes of the AWAEM Council meetings, and have access to all archived information. Members may use the listserve to communicate with other Academy members about issues relevant to AWAEMâ€™s mission. Residents will have the rights and privileges of full membership other than eligibility for any office on the AWAEM Council.