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Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, MD FAAEM

Candidate for YPS Director

Nominated by: Self Nomination
Membership: 2007-2018
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time

  • AAEM Board of Directors YPS Director 2017-2018
  • AAEM Foundation Board of Directors 2017-2018
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors Immediate Past President 2015-2016, 2017-2018
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors President 2013-2015, 2016-2017
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors Vice President 2012-2013
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors Secretary-Treasurer 2011-2012
  • Young Physicians Section Board of Directors 2010-2011
  • Resident and Student Association Board of Directors 2008-2010
  • California Chapter Division Board of Directors Vice President 2014-2016
  • California Chapter Division Board of Directors Secretary 2013-2014, 2016-2017
  • California Chapter Division Board of Directors 2011-2013
  • Young Educator of the Year Award 2016
  • Academic Affairs Committee Board Liaison 2017-2018
  • Palliative Care Interest Group Board Liaison 2017-2018
  • Social Media Committee Board Liaison 2017-2018
  • Chapter Division Committee 2016
  • Education Committee 2013-2018
  • Women in Emergency Medicine Committee 2015-2018
  • California Chapter Division San Francisco Speaker Series, Co-Chair 2013-2015
  • Scientific Assembly Speaker 2015-2017
  • Scientific Assembly Open Mic Judge 2015-2017
  • Young Physicians Section Mentor 2012, 2014-2015
  • Common Sense Author 2013-2016

Candidate Statement

I was honored to be able to serve on the AAEM Board of Directors for the past year. During this time I have enjoyed my role as board liaison for Social Media and Academic Affairs, taking part in a very successful lobbying day on the hill and being an advocate for AAEM members. I ask to be re-elected as YPS Director, in order to continue AAEM’s mission to improve physician practice environment, provide resources to its members and support to its youngest physicians.

I have been involved with AAEM since my intern year of residency almost ten years ago. Since that time I have been privileged to hold numerous leadership roles within RSA and YPS. I, with the support of AAEM/YPS, have accomplished a lot in the past few years. Our ALiEM AAEM Social Media and Digital Scholarship produced the very popular multimedia product, AAEM/YPS Rules of the Road. We also launched AAEM/YPS EM Flash Facts, an application used to help our members prepare for the EM boards, help educators teach EM topics to students, and assist learners in reviewing important EM topics portably. On a local level, I serve as the Secretary of CAL/AAEM. This role allows me the opportunity to be the Co-Director of the San Francisco Speaker Series.

Outside of my work with AAEM, I have completed two fellowships and serve as an Assistant Professor at Stanford. I have completed fellowships in both International EM and Medical Education. I have held the title of Assistant Residency Director for the Stanford/Kaiser Residency Program for the past 5 years and am also the Co-Fellowship Director of our Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship. Given my passion for teaching and residents, I look forward to continuing to promote resident education and provide valuable AAEM resources to our young physicians as they make the transition out of residency.

I have served many roles on both RSA and YPS and would be honored to continue my role as YPS Director. If elected, I will continue my endeavor to support young physicians while instilling in them AAEM’s values and mission.