Contact Information

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

EMIG Officers

2LT Eric Schott, MSII

Vice President
2LT Kevin Gould, MSII

2LT Courtney Hintz, MSII

Shadowing & Ride-Alongs
2LT John McClellan, MSII

2LT Tim Curlett, MSII

ACLS Course
2LT William Pitts, MSII

Speakers & Labs
2LT Ian Rymer, MSII

Journal Article Review
ENS Austin Yoder, MSII

Faculty Advisor(s)

LCDR James Palma, MD
Maj Glenn Burns, MD

Professional Associations in Emergency Medicine

The following are professional associations in Emergency Medicine that offer discounts (one is even free) for student membership. Residency program directors have mentioned that belonging to a professional association shows extended interest in the specialty. Additionally, glancing over the monthly journals from time to time will keep you up to date in the current issues of the specialty and perhaps spark interest for research projects and/or scholarly articles.

AAEM (American Academy of Emergency Medicine)

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is committed to board certification in emergency medicine as the primary indicator of commitment to, and excellence in, the specialty of EM.


Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEM)

Membership cost:

Student membership is free for the first year. Click on the following link to sign up!

$20 and $50 memberships are also available (that include more bells and whistles).


Depending on the level of membership, you gain access to either the electronic or hard copy of the AAEM journal (Journal of Emergency Medicine), book (Rules of the Road for Medical Students), newsletter (Common Sense), website (EM Select?helps streamline residency applications), information about the yearly meetings, and discounts on EM teaching/review texts (EM: A focused review of the core curriculum, Rosen's Emergency Medicine, and Iserson's Getting into a residency: A guide for medical students).

ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians)

Mission Statement:

The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.


Annals of Emergency Medicine

Membership cost:

$55 for a one year student membership (includes membership in EMRA?Emergency Medicine Residents' Association).


Access to free education webinars, their journal, an invitation to the scientific assembly, possible continuing medical education credits (CME), Sonoguide (and ultrasound guide for emergency physicians), and their newsletter (ACEP news)

SAEM (Society of Academic Emergency Medicine)


  1. Sponsoring forums for the presentation of peer-reviewed scientific and educational investigations
  2. Sponsoring and convening educational programs for health care professionals and the lay public
  3. Promoting academic development and education of its membership through specialized programs
  4. Serving in an academic capacity to develop and promote improved measures of care for the acutely ill or injured patient,
  5. Developing liaisons with other organizations with a similar purpose, and
  6. Publishing research and educational data in the scientific and educational literature and other media available to the lay public.


    Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine

    Membership cost:

    $135 for a one year student membership


    Access to the Academic Emergency Medicine Online Journal, SAEM Bi-Monthly Newsletter , Research Foundation Awarding Grants and Fellowships, Annual Meeting with Latest Emergency Medicine Research, Research Collaboration, SAEM/AACEM Academic Medical Center Consultation Services, Ethics Consultation Services, Task Force and Committee Participation, Mentorship Opportunities Clerkship Directors of Emergency Medicine (CDEM), International Recognition, Private Online Forums, Academy of Women in Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), Simulation Academy, Academy of Geriatrics in Emergency Medicine (AGEM)