- Statement from the EMSS-AAEM Council in response to the National Registry of EMT Eligibility Requirements (6/16/2022)
- Position Statement on Raising Emergency Medicine Residency Standards (6/23/2021)
- Joint Statement on the EM Workforce (PDF) (6/28/2021)
- AAEM Position Statement on the State of Emergency Medicine (4/12/2021)
- Joint Letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs — Re: RIN 2900–AQ94 — Authority of VA Professionals to Practice Health Care (PDF) (1/7/2021)
- Position Statement on the Term "Provider" (9/14/2020)
- Joint Statement Regarding Post-Graduate Training of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (9/3/2020)
- AAEM and AAEM/RSA Position Statement on Emergency Medicine Training Programs for Non-Physician Practitioners (updated 9/1/2020)
- Statement of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) on the Edward-Elmhurst Health Firing of Physicians and Replacement with Non-Physician Providers (12/3/2019)
- Position Statement on the Role of Freestanding Emergency Centers in Natural Disaster (6/7/2019)
- AAEM Position Statement on the Emergency Medicine Workforce (4/3/2019)
- Updated Position Statement on Non-Physician Practitioners (NPPs)
- The Emergency Medicine Workforce: Shortage Resolving, Future Surplus Expected - Journal of Emergency Medicine April 2020
- Update from the Government and National Affairs Committee - Common Sense November/December 2020
- Maybe July 1st Isn't so Dangerous After All - Common Sense September/October 2020
- Will There Be a Doctor in the House? - Common Sense September/October 2020
- Taking a Stand on the Independent Practice of APPs - Common Sense January/February 2020
- Does AAEM Advocacy Resonate with Residents? - Common Sense March/April 2020
- 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.
NPP 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 practitioners (NPPs) or the replacement of physicians by NPPs may be submitted for review.
AAEM/RSA Infographic: What It Takes to Make a Doctor
AAEM EM Workforce Committee Infographic: Who is Treating Your Emergency? (PDF)