Emergency Medicine Workforce

Emergency Medicine Workforce Committee

Who We Are 

The AAEM EM Workforce Committee is one of the most active committees of AAEM. They are actively engaged in advocacy issues that speak to the mission of AAEM and affect EM physicians on a daily basis. The work of this committee impacts the environment of emergency medicine for our residents as they graduate.

Committee Goals
  • Evaluate the impact of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) in emergency medicine, which includes the following:
  • Work with AAEM/RSA and AAEM state and regional chapter divisions to track how many of our members are affected by the NPP independent practice movement.
  • Be a resource for members on scope of practice creep.
  • Work with individual state legislators and AAEM advocacy to encourage members to engage with state medical societies on scope of practice issues and encourage individuals to act on state legislation bills.
  • Continue to evaluate the impact of the growth of EM residency programs and NPP programs on the emergency medicine workforce.
  • Advocate for our members who are being replaced by NPPs.
  • Work alongside all stakeholders to promote physician-led, team-based emergency medical care and promote legislation and rulings that allow for transparency and accuracy of terminology so every patient knows who is providing his/her care.


Joshua T. Bucher, MD FAAEM

Deborah D. Fletcher, MD FAAEM
Vice Chair

Vicki Norton, MD FAAEM
Board Liaison

Elizabeth Mueller
Staff Liaison

Our Projects

APP or the EM Workforce Concern Form

If you are an AAEM member and wish to submit a question or concern for the AAEM EM Workforce Committee to review, please use this form. Concerns regarding the unsupervised practice of non-physician practitioner (NPP) programs (NPPs) or the replacement of physicians by NPPs may be submitted for review.

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How to Join

If you are interested in joining our committee, apply today!

Apply to Join a Committee

Appointments are confirmed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October).