Congratulations to Dr. Ashely Alker on being awarded the AAEM Resident of the Year! Dr. Alker is an emergency medicine resident at the University of California, San Diego and a nationally published speaker and author. She was born in San Diego, California and attended her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she played Division I water polo. Dr. Alker then moved to Cyprus to attend Harvard’s institute of public health and spent a year working at the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine in D. C., Ashely worked as a healthcare policy fellow for a Congressman. She was awarded EMRAs Augustine D’Orta Humanism Award for her dedication to public service and health policy. She is the current president of the emergency medicine Resident Student Association (AAEM/RSA) for the United States.

Congrats Dr. Alker!