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American Association of Women Emergency Physicians

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Section Officers & Staff

Sarah Hoper, MD, JD
Carrie de Moor, MD, FACEP
Lea Walters, MD
Senior Resident Representative
Alecia Gende, DO
Junior Resident Representative
Jessica Krueger, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Tracy Sanson, MD, FACEP
Lea Walters, MD
Alternate Councilor
Elizabeth Dubey, MD
ACEP Board Liaison
Alison J. Haddock, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Rachel Donihoo

Get Behind AAWEP’s Resolutions


We’re proud to announce that AAWEP has authored four exciting ACEP resolutions that address topics of particular importance to women emergency physicians. We encourage you to download, read, share, and advocate for these proposed policies, which will be debated at the ACEP19 Council Meeting in October.

We need your help to spread the word! Together, we can affect change.

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“Seek and take advantage of opportunity; despise no opening wedges, however formidable. Every improved circumstance comes as a helping hand, not only to the profession, but to our sex.”

— Dr. Clara Marshall, during her graduation address to Women’s Medical College in 1879

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AAWEP in the News


Help us celebrate your accomplishments and spread the word about the power (and newsworthiness!) of women in emergency medicine. Have you been featured in a news story? Written an editorial? Published a peer-reviewed paper? Provided commentary on a breaking news segment? Given a televised lecture? Let us bask in your 15 minutes of fame! We want to showcase your talents on our website and in the quarterly AAWEP Newsletter. Share the news by emailing aawep.section@acep.org.

Working in Fours – Understanding and Facilitating Intergenerational Communication 

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Congratulations Lea Walters, MD (AAWEP Councilor) on the completion and success of her grant project, "Working in Fours". The project team developed and distributed a survey to identify trends relevant to intergenerational communication. Results were used to research and produce a toolkit for encouraging intergenerational communication specific to women in Emergency Medicine and useful to AAWEP and ACEP leaders interested in proactively addressing generation differences among clinical teams. Download the toolkit (PDF).

Gender & Leadership

Hot off the Press! Don’t miss this enlightening study on gender distribution among American medical specialty leaders. Read how EM fared when researchers evaluated the relative representation of women on ABMS boards and compared it with the gender composition of the 25 respective specialties studied. Spoiler alert: 29% of current American Board of Emergency Medicine directors are women, while 27% of EM physicians and 37.4% of EM physicians-in-training are female.

Download the Full Article (PDF)

Also, please stay tuned for more information on the important work being done by ACEP’s Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. Initiated by President Rebecca Parker, the group is focused on examining the EM landscape to identify barriers to improving diversity on all levels.

Email aawep.section@acep.org

AAWEP Leadership Pipeline Project (LeaP)

How do you envision your future in EM? Would you enjoy a leadership position within ACEP – perhaps serving as a Councilor, a member of the ACEP Board, or on the AAWEP Executive Committee? Position yourself now to be a part of the leadership pipeline, and let AAWEP help you channel your skills and goals into some of the most influential positions in emergency medicine. Build a leadership roadmap and supercharge your future with LeaP! Get started here.

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Get Connected!


Work, live, lead, grow, and talk with the women of emergency medicine at feminem.org, a blog written for us (by us)! Working in any ED has its challenges, and our individual journeys are unique – but as a community, we will survive and thrive. Look no further than this inspirational forum for ideas, support, and connection.


AAWEP Honorees

We’re proud to honor this stellar group of annual AAWEP Award winners. Year after year, they continue to inspire us!

View the full list of recipients here (PDF).

Gender & Medicine

Don't miss this FANTASTIC TED Talk by AAWEP member Dr. Alyson McGregor on the consequences of gender disparities in medicine. Dr. McGregor is the co-founder and director of the Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine Division (formerly Women’s Health in Emergency Care) within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her group's aim is to establish research and educational endeavors that promote sex- and gender-specific medicine and women’s health as they relate to emergency care.

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Looking for a section that will address your needs as an emergency physician and a woman? The American Association of Women Emergency Physicians is for you.

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