I'm a little confused as to the roles of these three groups. I'm a student member of all three (so I really should know this stuff, but I don't). From what I can gather it breaks down like this SAEM: like the title says, emphasis on academic work, seems to be fairly student friendly. However from what I can tell, it is better to be published in Annals or JEM than in AEM. Seems a little funny that the "academic" journal has this reputation AAEM: seems to me to be more politically acitve. I also seem to recall reading some stuff that they're pretty opposed to corprate emergency medicne and moonlighting. Also seem to be somewhat compteing with ACEP as "governing body" for EM ACEP: If I'm remembering correctly, this is the oldest organization, and the current "governing body". Publishes Annals of EM, also has EMRA. What I'm looking for is either confirmation or clarification on the roles of these professional organizations. I'm somewhat interested in running for a resident position is a national group, but want to find the one that best fits my interests. I know I can track down the mission statements from their websites, but I'm more interested in what the typical EP thinks about these groups. Thanks.