Mentor Award

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

Nominations Now Closed



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



The nomination must include:

  • A current CV of the candidate
  • 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)
  • While not required, no more than 2 additional support letters may be forwarded (each limited to 2 pages)
  • A color photo of the nominee (.jpg 300 DPI high resolution)
  • 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.