AAEM is the specialty society of emergency medicine. We are a democratic organization committed to our principles and standing up for our members. We are the champion of the emergency physician.
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By now, the kids are back in school, academic centers are getting swamped with rotating medical students, and everyone else is planning and preparing for the holidays. This will be my last article for 2018, so let me take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. The idea for this article came to me while I was traveling. An emergency physician asked me “Why does AAEM really hate Contract Management Groups (CMGs)?” I replied that “hate” is a strong word and that AAEM opposes lay corporate CMGs, as laws in 38 states restrict or prohibit lay ownership of medical practices. We had a nice conversation about AAEM’s positions regarding CMGs. I also noted some parts of AAEM’s 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).
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