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. 

2018-19 CAEMA Program

Registration Closed. 

  • Session One: March 10-11, 2018 - 1.5 days @ AACEM/AAAEM Annual Retreat (spring) (14 hrs - Saturday 12n-8:30p; Sunday 7:30a-1p) 
  • Session Two: September, 2018 - Dates/Location TBD
  • Session Three: Dates TBD, 2019 at the AACEM/AAAEM Annual Retreat

2017-18 CAEMA Program

    2017-18 Program Outline:

    Three in-person sessions over the course of one 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)
    • March 11-14, 2018 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