SAEM Awards

SAEM presents awards in recognition of excellence in our field, for contributions improving the health of society, and for academic achievements. The awards committee is committed to an inclusive process of granting awards, reflecting the full spectrum of diversity of our membership. We encourage you to nominate a diverse pool of candidates for all SAEM awards.

View past award winners here.

Nominations Now Closed


Award Categories

NEW! Mid-career Investigator Award

NEW! Public Health Leadership Award

John Marx Leadership Award

Excellence in Research Award

Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award

Marcus L. Martin Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Advancement of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Award

FOAMed Excellence in Education Award

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Young Investigator Award

Resident Researcher Award

Resident Educator Award 

Other Awards

RAMS Resident and Medical Student Awards

Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award

Although it is not recommended to nominate oneself, self-nominations will be accepted.

Selection Process

Nominees that are submitted will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and selected based on guidelines shown for each award. Pay special attention to these guidelines and to each submission's due date.

Annual Meeting Presentation Awards

SAEM also recognizes excellent performance and participation at the SAEM Annual Meeting. Award winners are personally recognized at the meeting the following year. Award categories are:

  • Best Basic Science Award
  • Best Faculty Award
  • Best Fellow Award
  • Best Medical Student Award
  • Best Resident Award
  • Best Young Investigator Presentation
  • Resident Visual Diagnosis Contest Winner (1st and 2nd places are recognized)