- AAEM Updated Position Statement on Advanced Practice Providers
- AAEM Position Statement on the Emergency Medicine Workforce
- AAEM Opposes NP and PA Independent Practice - Common Sense March/April 2019
- Why Did AAEM Take a Stand Against APP Independent Practice? - EM News April 2019
Emergency Medicine Workforce Committee
Letter from the Chairs
The APP Task Force has been working on issues that surround emergency medicine and affect emergency physicians. This task force produced the updated AAEM position statement on Advanced Practice Providers and published two related articles; one in Common Sense and one in EMNews.
The Workforce Task Force produced the AAEM position statement on Emergency Medicine Workforce after researching the continued growth of EM residency programs over the last decade in addition to APP programs. Dr. Reiter’s original 2016 article on the data on physician workforce and the EM workforce, including the impact of physician extenders and scribes on the practice of EM has been updated and submitted for publication.
We recognize that these issues are very pivotal to emergency medicine and will be a part of our landscape for the unforeseen future, thus deserving of our attention at the committee level. We will continue the important work started by the respective task forces and anticipate that their synergy as a committee will be very productive.
The broad objectives for this new committee will be to evaluate the impact of APPs in emergency medicine, and to evaluate the impact of the growth of EM residency programs and APP programs on the emergency medicine workforce.
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 advanced practice providers (APPs) or the replacement of physicians by APPs may be submitted for review.
AAEM/RSA Infographic: What It Takes to Make a Doctor
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