Certificate in Academic Emergency Medicine Administration

The purpose of the CAEMA program is to provide education and a certificate for those professionals who have attended the program and demonstrated proficiency in the body of knowledge required of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine. The program is specifically geared towards the knowledge base of Administrators in an Academic environment, encompassing resident education, post residency training, inclusion of medical students, and research in Emergency Medicine. 

Program Outline:

Three in person sessions over the course of just over 1 year:

  • March 18/19, 2017 Session One: 1.5 days @ AACEM/AAAEM annual retreat (spring) (13 hrs- Saturday 12n-8:30p; Sunday 7:30a-12n)
  • September 24/25, 2017 Session Two: 1.2 days @ SAEM offices in Chicago (10 hrs) (12:45p-7p; next day 7a-11a)
  • Dates TBD Session Three: 1.5 days @ AACEM/AAAEM annual retreat (spring) (14 hrs- Saturday 12n-8:30p; Sunday 7:30a-1p) 

Intersession homework and assignments to enhance the learning. This may include pre-work before the first session.

Reading List:

There may be required and optional reading assigned to participants.



The program faculty will include:

  • Experienced Academic Emergency Medicine Administrators
  • Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine
  • Experts in particular aspects of emergency medicine administration
  • Experts in other fields which relate to the role of an emergency medicine administrator


The program will cover 4 basic content areas: Academics, Human Capital, Personal Development & Practice Operations.  A Preliminary schedule is below:

#SectionTopic Session
Program Intro and Welcome
HC-1Human CapitalHiring the best staff
A-1AcademicsInterfacing with the Dean’s Office
PO-7Practice OperationsDepartment of EM Finances & Building Budgets - interfacing with Hospital Admin/Practice Plan Admin
A-4AcademicsWorking with other departments
PD-4Personal DevelopmentYour personal strengths & personality profiles
Day 2 Intro
PO-2Practice OperationsMergers & Acquisitions
HC-4Human CapitalHuman Resources- Issues, Unions, Pitfalls & Challenges, compliance
PD-3Personal DevelopmentOrganizational Skills Building & Prioritization
PO-6Practice OperationsChange Management / Organizational Culture Change
Welcome to Session #2
PD-2Personal DevelopmentNavigating the Relationship with your chair
A-2AcademicsResearch Topics- The IRB, grants submissions, compliance etc- how to grow your research program from an administrators perspective
PO-5Practice OperationsBilling & Coding & Compliance
HC-2Human CapitalMotivating Staff/ Staff Training & Staff Development/ Generational Differences
Day 2 Intro
PD-5Personal DevelopmentLeadership- Beyond the Basics
A-5AcademicsWorking with your Residents/Fellows
PO-3Practice OperationsRisk Management
Welcome to Session #3 & Session #1 for 2nd Year Class
A-3AcademicsThe administrator’s role in Faculty Promotion & Faculty Career Development
PD-1Personal DevelopmentPresentation Skills
PO-4Practice OperationsThird Party Payer Contracts- Negotiations
PD-7Personal DevelopmentSuccession Planning
HC-3Human CapitalEffective Team Building
Day 2 Intro
PO-1Practice OperationsAPPs in your department- how are they different from docs
HC-5Human CapitalEvaluation & Compensation plans
PD-6Personal DevelopmentMeeting Planning & Running a successful meeting
PO-8Practice OperationsStrategic Planning & Developing New Programs for expansion
Wrap Up and Graduation

Class Size:

The target class size is 10-20

Participant Costs:

Tuition- $2,250
Travel- Participants will be responsible for their own travel to each in person session


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