Resident Ambassador Panel

Emergency Medicine residents provide the voice of our specialty’s future. ABEM appreciates and encourages input by physicians in training. ABEM has formed a Resident Ambassador Panel (RAP) to assist ABEM by providing a resident’s perspective with certain ABEM activities, such as communication about the In-training Examination, applying for certification, the Residency Visitation Program, and the ABEM website. The Panel is comprised of three EM residents serving two-year terms. Read about the current panel here.
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Panel Members

  • Three members
  • Two-year term
  • Participation is a minimum of two web-based meetings per year

Nominee Criteria

  • EM resident, PGY2 and above at the start of his or her term
    • Entire term must be completed during residency (i.e., cannot extend term into a fellowship year)
  • Desired attributes include:
    • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
    • Timeliness, ability to follow direction
    • Team skills, ability to compromise
    • Ability to accept constructive criticism
    • Agreeable to ABEM’s conflict of interest, confidentiality, and volunteer policies
It is preferred that nominees not currently hold an executive leadership position within their organization in an effort to expand the leadership opportunities for residents.

Nomination Process 

  • Resident completes a nomination form 
  • Resident’s program director completes a recommendation form 
  • The two forms are submitted together to one of the following organizations:
    • AAEM/RSA
    • CORD
    • EMRA
    • RAMS
  • Each of the organizations listed above may submit a slate of up to two nominees for the Panel
  • ABEM selects members from among the organizations’ nominees (there are no designated seats)