SAEM Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is committed to the promotion of all aspects of diversity and inclusion for our members and employees. SAEM believes that attaining equity, diversity and inclusion in emergency medicine that reflects our multifaceted society is a desirable and achievable goal that enhances and strengthens the organization. SAEM shall not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, veteran or military status, immigration status, or disability. We encourage all academic medical centers and teaching hospitals to recruit, retain, and advance providers and learners reflective of the communities they serve. SAEM expects its members and employees to respect, support, and embrace the existing cultural and other differences of its membership and of the patients we serve. SAEM supports and promotes the development of education, research, and services that assist emergency departments to improve the lives and health of all, and to eliminate health inequities and opportunity disparities; SAEM actively works to eradicate bias both in health care, as well as in society, around age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, veteran or military status, immigration status, disability, or any other factor or demographic that contributes to or results in inequitable health care.