The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2017, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for U.S. EM residents to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference in May 16-18, 2017.

EEM Education Fellowship

EEM is offering a mini-fellowship to eligible residents within the United States. Those selected to participate will receive:

  • FREE conference registration
  • FREE 4-night hotel stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
  • A travel stipend

As part of the EEM staff, fellows will get a rare opportunity to experience the behind-the-scenes work associated with developing and producing one of the world’s largest and best EM educational conferences. Fellow responsibilities will include online chat moderation, social media management, CME preparation, research projects, and more. A common theme voiced by previous EEM fellows has been the opportunity to interact directly with the renowned, fun, and master clinician-educators in the EEM faculty.

Quotes from the 2016 EEM Fellows

“Essentials rocks! I was provided an incredible opportunity to not only be integrally and intimately involved in a conference like no other I have ever been to, but more importantly, was able to work side by side with my educational heroes. For any aspiring educator in EM, this contest is a must! The memories (getting to interview Swami on the essentials stage) and adventures (playing poker with Ilene Claudius) I will not soon forget. Thank you again for the experience Essentials team!!” – Dr. Ross Cohen

“I thought this conference was just top notch… It was one of the more meaningful things I have done this year and definitely inspired me to work more on creative ways to teach.” – Dr. Delphine Huang

“An extremely valuable experience for the clinically minded physician… For a young physician, I cannot imagine a more formative experience.” – Dr. Max Fitzgerald

“This opportunity went above and beyond what I expected. To meet some of the great EM educators like Orman and Swaminathan was inspiring. It really helped to solidify my goal to become an educator in the future and reminded me that my decision to start a masters of education next year was in fact the right choice for me.” – Dr. Lorne Costello

“Essentials is an incredibly high quality, entertaining conference that discusses the newest and most controversial topics in emergency medicine.” – Dr. Andy Grock


EEM 2015

Application Process

We at ALiEM are launching this contest for interested U.S. applicants in conjunction with Dr. Scott Weingart at EMCrit. For Canadian readers, there will also be a parallel contest hosted by the joint Canadian team of Dr. Brent Thoma and Dr. Kaif Pardhan (CanadiEM). If you are from the U.S., you can only apply either on ALiEM or EMCrit. What’s the primary difference between the two contests? ALiEM’s submissions application involves writing a blog post, and EMCrit’s involves creating a video.

For ALiEM applicants, complete the application form below and submit a blog post on anything clinically or educationally relevant to EM providers. This may be a short clinical pearl, topic review, or trick of the trade. The blog post should be 700 words or less. Be creative, showcase your educational prowess, and teach us something about a topic you are passionate about!

All applicants must be current residents in good standing at an ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine program in the United States and be available to attend during all 3 conference days (May 16-18, 2017). Applicants should complete a brief online application and upload material through the online form below. The application process is open now.

Judging Criteria

Your blog post (≤700 words) submission will be judged on:

  1. Relevance (How relevant is this submission to EM education and/or clinical practice?)
  2. Innovation (How creative and innovative is this submission?)
  3. Design (How well is the information presented?)
  4. Content (How well did this candidate present the material with respect to clarity, conciseness, accuracy, references?)

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST
  • Fellowship winner announcement: January 31, 2017

Questions? Email us.

Ready to Submit Your Application?


  1. Your post-graduate year of training
  2. Your EM residency program name, program director’s name, and his/her email
  3. Your email address
  4. Your blog post file (can be in any text-based format)

Go to Application Submission Site

Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD