Mentor Award

Nominations Now: Closed 

SAEM seeks nominations for the Mentor Award. This award honors a SAEM member who has mentored the career advancement of other SAEM members.


Any SAEM member may nominate a candidate. Previous awardees are ineligible.  Candidates are evaluated on the extent, quality, and effectiveness in their mentoring contributions including but not limited to those related to:

  • Academic career: describe how the mentor helped mentees thrive in an academic career in emergency medicine
  • Choice of Emergency Medicine: describe how the mentor influenced mentees in choosing emergency medicine as a career
  • Research: describe how the mentor helped mentees with research design, publications, grant awards, or a career devoted to research
  • Education: describe how the mentor helped mentees with bedside and classroom teaching.


The nomination must include:

  • A current CV of the candidate
    • Must include list of mentees and their accomplishments
  • A brief (1-2 paragraph) biographical summary
  • A cover letter by the nominator addressing above areas and the impact/future potential of the work on emergency medicine and physicians (limited to 2 pages)
  • A minimum of 2 additional support letters  (each limited to 2 pages)
  • A color photo of the nominee (.jpg 300 DPI high resolution) - photos will not be shared with reviewers
  • Person nominating award candidate (include mailing address, phone and fax numbers and email address)
  • Contact information of department administrator or media persons that should be notified if the award is received.



December 9, 2022