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.

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

Nomination Process (nominations for the next panel will take place in 2022)

  • 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)