Call for 2020-2021 Nominations

The Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is now accepting nominations for leadership positions. Whether you see this as an opportunity for a colleague, someone in your organization, or yourself, we invite you to review the requirements and responsibilities identified below.

Start the nomination process by selecting the SAEM group below. Nominations may be submitted by the candidate or any SAEM member. Deadline for nominations is November 18, 2019.

SAEM Board of Directors Nominations
Residents and Medical Students (RAMS) Board Nominations
AACEM Executive Committee Nominations
Academy Executive Committee Nominations
SAEM Foundation Board of Trustees Nominations
SAEM Nominating Committee and Bylaws Committee Nominations

Responsibilities and Requirements

Nominees who are selected to be on the slate will be required to complete the following prior to the election:
  • Agree to the SAEM Election Campaigning Guidelines
  • Complete the SAEM Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form
  • Agree to the SAEM Board Commitment Policy (SAEM Board of Directors Nominees only)
  • Submit a headshot
    • Head and shoulders only
    • jpeg (high-resolution)
    • Recent (not more than two years old)
  • Submit a Candidate Statement in Microsoft Word (not to exceed one-page)
    • Name
    • Institution
    • Title
    • Brief paragraph summarizing your education, qualifications, and any SAEM experience
    • Explain why you are running for office and what you hope to accomplish if elected.

SAEM Board of Directors

SAEM President-Elect
  • Be a current, active* member of SAEM
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term followed by a one-year term as President, and then another as Immediate Past President
  • Attend all Board of Directors meetings each year
  • Serve as the Chair of the Nominating Committee
  • Be knowledgeable about SAEM’s mission and programs
  • Participate in promoting, sustaining, and building the mission of SAEM
  • Contribute to SAEM’s development
SAEM Secretary-Treasurer
  • Be a current, active* member of SAEM
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term (with eligibility to serve an additional one-year term)
  • Attend all Board of Directors meetings each year
  • Serve as a member of the Finance Committee
  • Be knowledgeable about SAEM’s mission and programs
  • Participate in promoting, sustaining, and building the mission of SAEM
  • Contribute to SAEM’s development
SAEM Member-at-Large
  • Be a current, active* member of SAEM
  • Be willing to serve a three-year term (with eligibility to serve an additional three-year term)
  • Attend all Board of Directors meetings each year
  • Be or become knowledgeable about SAEM’s mission and programs
  • Participate in promoting, sustaining, and building the mission of SAEM
  • Contribute to SAEM’s development
SAEM Resident Member
  • Be a current, resident* member of SAEM
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term (with eligibility to serve an additional one-year term)
  • Be a resident at an approved emergency medicine residency program at the time of election and during the one-year term
  • Attend all Board of Directors meetings each year
  • Be or become knowledgeable about SAEM’s mission and programs
  • Participate in promoting, sustaining, and building the mission of SAEM
  • Contribute to SAEM’s development

Resident and Medical Students (RAMS) Board

President
  • Be a current member of SAEM
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term followed by a one-year term as Immediate Past President
  • Attend all RAMS Board meetings
  • Set the agenda and preside at all RAMS Board meetings
  • Report the RAMS Board actions/accomplishments to the SAEM Board of Directors on a quarterly basis
  • Report on actions of the RAMS Board to SAEM Resident and Medical Student Members
  • Represent the interests of the SAEM Resident and Medical Student members
  • Appoint committees, ad hoc committees, and/or task forces in conjunction with the RAMS Board as needed to accomplish the mission and goals of the RAMS Board
RAMS Secretary-Treasurer
  • Be a current member of SAEM
  • Attend all RAMS Board meetings
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term
  • Serve as President in the absence of the President of the RAMS Board
  • Ensure that minutes are taken and distributed for RAM Board meetings
  • Oversee and report to the RAMS Board regarding the RAMS financial records
  • Represent the interests of the SAEM Resident and Medical Student members
  • Assist with other duties as may be assigned the President of the RAMS Board
RAMS Resident Members-at-Large
  • Attend all RAMS Board meetings
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term
  • Serve as Committee Chair
  • Represent the interests of the SAEM Resident and Medical Student members
  • Assist with other duties as may be assigned the President of the RAMS Board
RAMS Medical Student Member-at-Large
  • Attend all RAMS Board meetings
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term
  • Serve as Committee Chair
  • Represent the interests of the SAEM Resident and Medical Student members
  • Assist with other duties as may be assigned the President of the RAMS Board

Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Executive Committee

Member-at-Large
  • Be a current, active** member of AACEM
  • Be willing to serve a two-year term with an automatic succession to a one-year term for each officer position (Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past-President). Total term commitment is six years
  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings each year
  • Be or become knowledgeable about AACEM’s mission and programs

SAEM Foundation Board of Trustees

President-Elect
  • Take an active role in raising funds to support the programs of the Foundation
  • Attend all Board meetings
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term, followed by a one-year term as President, and then another as Immediate Past President
  • Assist the President in the discharge of the duties of the President as the President may direct and perform such other duties consistent with the office of President-Elect as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Trustees
  • In the absence of the Foundation President, the President-Elect shall preside at meetings of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees
  • Represent the Foundation in activities related to academic emergency medicine
  • Serve as a voting member of the Nominations Committee
Secretary-Treasurer
  • Take an active role in raising funds to support the programs of the Foundation
  • Attend all Board meetings
  • Be willing to serve a one-year term
  • Keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees in one or more books provided for that purpose
  • See that all notices are duly given, in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law
  • Represent the Foundation in activities related to academic emergency medicine
  • Be a custodian of the corporate records, and in general, perform all duties incident to the office of SAEM Foundation
Members-at-Large
  • Take an active role in raising funds to support the programs of the Foundation
  • Be willing to serve a two-year term (with eligibility to serve an additional two-year term)
  • Attend all Board meetings
  • Represent the Foundation in activities related to academic emergency medicine

SAEM Nominating Committee

  • Be a current, active* member of SAEM
  • Be willing to serve a two-year term
  • Should have considerable experience and leadership on SAEM committees and task forces
  • Assist in developing the slate of nominees for elected positions

SAEM Bylaws Committee

  • Be a current, activemember of SAEM
  • Be willing to serve a three-year term (serve as chair during the third year of term)
  • Should have considerable experience and leadership on SAEM committees and task forces
  • Review the Bylaws and makes recommendations to the SAEM Board of Directors for amendments to be considered by the membership

* An SAEM active member is defined in the SAEM bylaws as an individual who holds a university appointment or who is actively involved in emergency medicine teaching, research, or administration.

* An AACEM active member  is defined in the AACEM guidelines as an individual who is a full, acting, or interim Chairs of Departments of Emergency Medicine in LCME or AOA-COCA accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada.