Promoting the importance of board certification in emergency medicine is one of AAEM’s founding principles. AAEM is committed to fighting the disturbing trend in emergency medicine to diminish the value of board certification.
AAEM Mission Statement Principle #2:
“The practice of emergency medicine is best conducted by a physician who is board certified or eligible by either the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM).”
The Value of Board Certification and Residency Training in Emergency MedicineHeatherlee Bailey, MD FAAEM Director of Critical Care Education, Division on Emergency Medicine, Duke University Medical Center Michael C. Bond, MD FAAEM University of Maryland School of Medicine Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD MSCR FAAEM Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans Mary Claire O’Brien, […]
Use of Non-Emergency Medicine Specialists in the Emergency Department1) The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, believing that emergency department care is best provided by physicians properly board certified in emergency medicine, reiterates the relevant portions of its Mission Statement: 2) Organized hospital medical staffs have the primary responsibility of credentialing physicians to work in their emergency departments and may decide how to best […]
AAEM Position Statement Opposing the Creation or Recognition of an American Board of Disaster Medicine (ABDM) under the auspices of the American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS)The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), a national professional society of board-certified emergency physicians, has serious concerns about the creation of the American Board of Disaster Medicine (ABDM) by the American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS). We note that: A. The creation of any subspecialty board must follow a rigorous process as board certification […]
AAEM Misleading Advertising PolicyThe American Academy of Emergency Medicine firmly opposes misleading advertising of professional expertise in Emergency Medicine by physicians who are not board certified. Therefore, physicians practicing in the United States may not advertise that they are board certified in Emergency Medicine unless (1) the board is approved by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), […]
AAEM Non-Discrimination Position Statement on Practice Track vs. Residency Trained EM PhysiciansAAEM asserts that board certification through ABEM or AOBEM is recognized as the standard that establishes competence in the diagnosis and management of conditions in Emergency Medicine. The restriction of employment or access to fellowship training programs for board-certified emergency physicians based upon a requirement of prior Emergency Medicine residency training is improper. AAEM asserts […]