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Emergency Medicine: Organizations | Blogs & Podcasts

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

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 Annual Meetings and Retreat

The SAEM annual meeting is the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine.


The Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) is a professional organization that represents over 90% of resident physicians training in emergency medicine in the United States. EMRA is both the largest and the oldest independent medical resident group in the world.



American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was founded in 1968 by a small group of physicians who shared a commitment to improving the quality of emergency care. ACEP set out to educate and train physicians in emergency medicine to provide quality emergency care in the nation’s hospitals.


American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is the specialty society of emergency medicine. We are a democratic organization committed to our principles and standing up for our members. We are the champion of the emergency physician.



The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. ABEM certification is sought and earned by emergency physicians on a voluntary basis. ABEM is not a membership association. ABEM is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.



he American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of acutely ill patients with advanced cardiac life support, trauma, and the management of other life-threatening medical issues (emergency physicians).


The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) is comprised of attending physicians, residents and medical students from across the United States who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the field of emergency medicine, as well as their careers.



The Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) is the organization that provides the resources and develops best practices for residency/fellowship programs and faculty development provided by leaders in emergency medicine education.



The International Federation for Emergency Medicine  (IFEM) was founded in 1991 growing from the association of emergency physicians in Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States who had come together to develop a biennial conference on emergency medicine. It is an organization promoting international emergency medicine around the world. 


Blogs & Podcasts

EMplify Emergency Medicine Podcast

Get quick-hit summaries of hot topics in emergency medicine. EMplify summarizes evidence-based reviews in a monthly podcast.

EM Stud​​

Student and faculty's blog and podcast at the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM).

 Started out as an educational blog in 2009, Academic life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) is an umbrella organization, housing online educational platforms and virtual communities. 

The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is a knowledge translation (KT) project. The goal of the SGEM is to shorten the KT window from over ten years down to less than one year. It does this by turning traditional medical education on its head.

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