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American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Board Certification

Promoting the importance of board certification in Emergency Medicine is one of AAEM's founding principles. As stated in the AAEM mission statement, "A specialist in Emergency Medicine is a physician who has achieved, through personal dedication and sacrifice, certification by either the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM)."

AAEM is committed to fighting to disturbing trend in Emergency Medicine today to diminish the value of board certification. Recent activities in this regard are listed below.