The 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May, 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 EM residents anywhere in the world to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference May 14-16, 2019.

EEM Education Fellowship

EEM is offering ALiEM a mini-fellowship position to eligible residents anywhere in the world. The winning resident will receive:

  • FREE conference registration
  • FREE 4-night hotel stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
  • A travel stipend of US $500

As part of the EEM staff, the fellow 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 and develop meaningful relationships with the renowned, fun, and master clinician-educators in the EEM faculty.

Quotes from the 2018 EEM Fellows

“Being an EEM fellow was a surreal experience. Being behind the scenes of what is, in my opinion, the consummate emergency medicine conference, amongst renowned educators and the phenomenal HIPPO team was an incredible opportunity. It was great to meet the people who have been educating me remotely for years and establish relationships with them that will hopefully lead to mentorship and further opportunities in the future. Essentials is so much more than a series of really great lectures, and it feels incredible to play even a small role in delivering a conference that is so invigorating to its attendees.” –Dan Resnick-Ault, MD

“Essentials far surpassed any of my expectations! I’m interested in medical education and this experience was phenomenal and inspiring in several ways. I met world renowned educators who I’ve been following on social media or learning from via podcasts/blogs/etc in the past several years and formed new relationships. I seamlessly became part of the Essentials team and made great friends. I reaffirmed my passion for medical education and feel even more confident in my career goals and decision to pursue a medical education fellowship. This is a must for any one interested even remotely in med ed and entertaining EM conferences!” –Puja Gopal

Application Process

ALiEM’s contest involves writing a blog post. All applicants must be in good standing at an accredited Emergency Medicine program in the United States, or in good academic standing at any Emergency Medicine residency program in the world, and be available to attend all 3 conference days (May 14-16, 2019). Applicants must complete a brief online application and upload material through the submission forms below. The application process is open now!

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!

Judging Criteria

Your blog post 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, and references?

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST
  • Fellowship winner announcement: January 31, 2019

Questions? Email us.

Ready to Submit Your Blog Post 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 (acceptable formats include Microsoft Word, PDF, Google doc, Pages)

Go to Application Submission Site

Derek Monette, MD

Derek Monette, MD

ALiEM Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Medical Education Research Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital