American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Women in Emergency Medicine Committee

Committee Focus

Mission: To champion the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in emergency medicine


  1. Provide opportunities for collaborative research, writing and interest-focused resource networks among women in AAEM
  2. Offer professional development opportunities to advance women to leadership positions within AAEM and their home institutions
  3. Build mentoring systems for female emergency physicians at different stages of their careers, whether in an academic or community setting
  4. Work with male colleagues to advocate for issues of justice and equity in the workplace
  5. Advise the greater AAEM organization about key health care issues that impact women’s health and women in the workplace
  6. Develop programs to identify and assist women facing challenges related to gender in their workplace environment
  7. Analyze and develop opportunities for exchange of information, education and ideas with other national and international EM societies and organizations.


Committee Membership - Who We Are

Co-Chairs: Teresa Ross, MD FAAEM and Jennifer Repanshek, MD FAAEM
Board Liaison: Megan Healy, MD FAAEM


Women in EM T-Shirt Fundraiser

Designed by the AAEM Women in Emergency Medicine Committee. The sales of this t-shirt will benefit the activities and projects of the WiEM Committee.


  • Order your t-shirt and pick it up onsite at AAEM18 in San Digeo

The t-shirts will feature the newly redesigned AAEM logo - which will be revealed at AAEM18 on April 8th!


  • Women in Emergency Medicine Track at AAEM16 and AAEM17
  • Networking and social events held at the Annual Scientific Assembly
  • Completed survey of AAEM to assess needs of female members
  • Women in EM article series in Common Sense


Download the Survey of Women in Emergency Medicine Infographic
Download the Survey of Women in Emergency Medicine Infographic


Common Sense Articles


Join the Committee