All Emergency Medicine Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision Statement



As a result of the critical group discussions that took place during the SAEM annual meeting in May, 2022, SAEM initiated an All Emergency Medicine Organizations Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). This task force, led by SAEM, includes representatives from AACEM, AAEM, AAEM/RSA, ABEM, ACEP, ACOEP, CORD, EMRA, and RAMS

Thanks to each organization investing their time and energy into these vital DEI conversations, an All EM DEI Vision Statement was created and approved by the Board of Directors from each organization. 

SAEM is very proud of this vision statement and of the commitment made by the EM community in making this pledge, and we look forward to the continued collaboration of the task force. 

All EM DEI Vision Statement

Emergency Medicine (EM) is committed to creating an atmosphere of cultural awareness, diversity, inclusion, and belonging within our specialty, our workplaces, and the communities we serve. EM will promote and cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for patients, physicians, practitioners, healthcare teams, and learners. EM commits to include varied perspectives, experiences, and interests in our community and to embrace the full spectrum of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, socioeconomic background, marital and familial status, and other characteristics. Through education, collaboration, advocacy, and research, EM strives to train and develop emergency physicians who embody cultural awareness, professionalism, respect, and sensitivity towards all people. EM values all individuals who are different from ourselves, to understand their unique histories, and to be an advocate and ally for our patients, learners, and colleagues. 

Emergency Medicine is the safety net for society’s health needs. Therefore, we have a unique duty to advance health equity and dismantle systemic barriers to equality. All EM pledges, with a renewed sense of purpose, to champion equitable and compassionate emergency care and to fight for a society that condemns social inequity, racism, discrimination, systemic oppression of all kinds, and cherishes our rich diversity.

Download and/or print the  All EM DEI Vision Statement