The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is dedicated to the improvement of care of the acutely ill and injured patient by improving research and education. To achieve this mission, SAEM influences health policy through forums, publications, interorganizational collaboration, policy development, and consultation services for physicians, teachers, researchers, and students. SAEM represents excellence and leadership in academic emergency medicine, and its values include idealism and quality in all endeavors, nurturing and camaraderie and diversity among members, as well as creative and symbiotic interactions with other organizations.
SAEM provides administrative support to the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) and to the SAEM journals, Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) and Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training (AEM E&T). SAEM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.
To lead the advancement of academic emergency medicine through education and research, advocacy and professional development.
To be the premier organization for developing academic leaders in education and research and for creating and disseminating content with the greatest impact on emergency care.
View the SAEM Strategic Plan.
The Bylaws of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine serve as a guide for the governance of the organization and its membership. Amendments to the Bylaws are considered by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, which gives its recommendation to the Board before formal consideration of any proposed changes by the membership.
SAEM was formed in 1989 from the amalgamation of the University Association for Emergency Medicine (UAEM) and the Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine (STEM). For over twenty years, STEM and UAEM helped promote and develop the specialty of emergency medicine, particularly by shaping education and investigation in this dynamic field.
Statements and Letters
At SAEM we understand the value of words and the power they hold to enact improvement and bring about change. To that end, we encourage your review of the following SAEM Board-approved statements which reflect our Society’s commitment to addressing issues at the forefront of our specialty. We believe strongly in the statements we support, and we stand by them. We invite you to stand with us.
SAEM Signs on to Letter Opposing Doximity’s approach to ranking programs.
Read the full Doximity Letter 2020
SAEM Signs on to Joint Statement Regarding Post-Graduate Training of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants 2020
SAEM Equity in Crisis Standards of Care
SAEM Statement Regarding the Efficacy of Facial Coverings
ACEP, AAEM, EMRA, CORD and SAEM recognize the growing evidence regarding the efficacy of facial coverings in combination with other measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19. We believe that the emergency department is not the proper setting for requesting or providing excuses from mask compliance.
SAEM and ACEP Provide Feedback to NIDA on their Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2021-2025
SAEM Signs CFAS Societies Statement on Racism and Police Brutality
SAEM Signs Joint Letter of Support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019, S. 348, H.R. 1763
SAEM Signs Joint Statement Supporting Provider Health in the Post-COVID Pandemic Era
SAEM Statement on the Death of George Floyd
ACEP and SAEM Joint Statement on Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic
SAEM and Climate Change and Health Interest Group Sign on to Letter to the G20 Heads of State
Read the #HealthyRecovery Letter.