The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference named the Cosmopolitan Hotel (Las Vegas, NV) its new home as of October 2015. The 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 10-12, 2016.

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. Perhaps the greatest benefit will be the opportunity to interact directly with the renowned EEM faculty – master educators and wonderful individuals.

Quotes from the 2015 EEM Fellows

“It was amazing – incredible, I can’t say enough good things about it”

Natasha LaBelle, MD (PGY4 at LAC/USC)

“This is a highly entertaining, rapid fire conference that features high profile speakers. Talks focus on high yield or innovative changes happening in the field… Words cannot describe what an incredible opportunity this was for me. As someone who has been interested in medical education since early in medical school, I could not have asked for a better experience… Thank you SO SO MUCH for allowing me to be part of this process.”

Gabe Sudario, MD (PGY2 at UCSF)

“I can’t say enough good things about Essentials and the crew (AND the CRincubator for the opportunity)… it was the coolest thing I’ve ever done… Entertaining, packed full of pearls and knowledge bombs. Inspiring. Fulfilling. “

Maggie Sheehy, MD (PGY3 & Chief Resident at UIC)

“This is a huge opportunity… The Essentials/EMRAP/Hippo team is internationally known and is arguably the birthplace of online/podcast education.. In the end, I got stage time to do what I love in front of thousands of people. That’s about as close to an American Idol golden ticket that an ER resident can get… Entertaining, high yield, current and totally crafted for the ER doctor who has a limited attention span. Every talk is designed to be straight to the point, no BS. Essentials is not a conference, it is a show. The educational conference portion is all built into a larger master design that incorporates video, jokes, aerialists, food/drink, massages, fun activities with human sized jenga, random opera singers, prize giveaways along with powerful reminders that your job matters.”

Chris Hahn, MD (PGY4 & Chief Resident, Highland)

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 (BoringEM) and Dr. Ken Milne (Skeptics’ Guide to EM). 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 10-12, 2016). 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: February 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST
  • Fellowship winner announcement: March 7, 2016

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