Resident Reviewer Program for SAEMF Grants

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Are you an aspiring researcher currently in residency? If so, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.   

SAEM and the SAEM Foundation (SAEMF) are pleased to announce an opportunity for residents aspiring to become career researchers to serve as grant reviewers for the SAEM Foundation grant review each year. SAEMF is dedicated to training the future generation of researchers in emergency medicine and helping you along your journey to becoming the best academic emergency medicine physician you can be. The Resident Reviewer Program (RRP) is an indispensable way for residents to gain insight into the grant review process, which will help you prepare for writing your own grant proposals in the future. This year's RRP application has closed. Mark your calendar to apply for the 2024 RRP. Applications will open in February 2024 with an April 2024 deadline.


About the Program

  • Emergency medicine residents PGY 2-4 during the July 2024–June 2025 academic year dedicated to pursuing a research career
  • Must be SAEM members

Resident Reviewers participate in the SAEMF grant review process and have the opportunity to participate in other SAEM Grants Committee meetings and objectives. Resident Reviewers are assigned a faculty mentor who will provide mentorship on evaluating and scoring grants. The Resident Reviewer program provides the opportunity for residents to better understand the components of a strong grant application and the grant review process. Neither prior research nor prior grant review experience are necessary to serve as a Resident Reviewer.


Be appointed to the SAEM Grants Committee as a resident reviewer! You will participate in the grant review process as well as have the opportunity to participate in other SAEM Grants Committee meetings and objectives. Multiple resident reviewer positions will be appointed for the 2024-2025 cycle.

Should you be appointed, your responsibilities will include:

  1. Complete grant review training provided by the SAEM Grants Committee.
  2. Read and score the grants assigned to you with guidance from your SAEM Grants Committee faculty mentor.
  3. Participate in a grant review session. This virtual session will be held this Fall (date TBA).
  4. Participate in the Grants Committee monthly virtual meetings at your discretion.
WhenMay 2024–April 2025
  • Applications are open beginning February 15, 2024 and require you to answer a few questions.
  • A personal letter of interest to share your reason for wanting to serve on the SAEM Grants Committee to include what you hope to gain from the experience; how this position fits into your career goals; and details of any prior experience you have with research including writing and/or scoring grants, although prior experience is NOT a requirement to apply.
  • A letter of support from your program director (PD) stating that you are in good standing in your training program and that the PD supports your application for this position, including their commitment to ensure that you have adequate time to participate in the grant review process.
  • Your current curriculum vitae.

The SAEMF will announce the 2024 Resident Reviewers in late April and service will begin May 2024. For more information contact

Hear More from RRP Participant Agatha Offorjebe, MD


2023-24 SAEMF Resident Reviewers
  • Aslam Abbasi Akhtar, MD, PhD
  • Michael-John Beltejar, MD, PhD
  • Kenneth Felsenstein, MD, PhD
  • Corey Hazekamp, MD
  • Anna Heffron, MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth Joachim, MD, PhD
  • Timothy Kelly, MD
  • Ryan Koski-Vacirca, MD, MPH
  • Mehrnoosh Samaei, MD, MPH
  • Marlena Wosiski-Kuhn, MD, PhD
2022-23 SAEMF Resident Reviewers
  • Lauren Coaxum, MD
  • Carleigh F. F. Hebbard, PhD, MD
  • Katherine Joyce, MD, MPH
  • Gregory Peters, MD
  • Nathan Roberts, MD PhD
  • Emily Shearer, MD
  • Jasmine Thompson, MD