Common Sense

Common Sense is a bi-monthly member magazine that reports on all AAEM activities and news from the world of emergency medicine. It is delivered to the AAEM membership* six times a year, which currently stands at over 8,000 emergency physicians, residents, and others with an interest in emergency medicine. * International members receive an online subscription only.

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Current Issue: January/February 2019

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President's Message

  January/February 2019

AAEM Signs On to Support AFFIRM

Author: David A. Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM

On November 7, 2018 the National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane...

  November/December 2018

Do You Work at a CMG? AAEM Needs You!

Author: David A. Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM

By now, the kids are back in school, academic centers are getting swamped with rotating medical students...

From the Editor's Desk

  January/February 2019

The Gap

Author: Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

AAEM completed a membership survey of the active membership in an effort to know what our members are thinking...

  November/December 2018

The Tribe

Author: Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

In my last article, I discussed the sadly common feeling of despair in our specialty...

Featured Articles

  January/February 2019

Highlights for Scientific Assembly 2019

Author: Joelle Borhart, MD FAAEM; Evie Marcolini, MD FAAEM; and Jack Perkins, MD FAAEM

We could not be more excited for Scientific Assembly 2019 in Las Vegas. Don’t gamble on missing any...

  November/December 2018

Tattered Tarp or New Roof: Who Gets Included in Disaster Recovery?

Author: Heather Star Krause, MD MPH(c)

In the bend of the south Texas coast, a community comes together to reflect on a year gone by since many lost everything...

Dollars & Sense

  January/February 2019

Fidelity’s Free Mutual Funds and the Resulting Fidelity Mania

Author: Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

If you read financial blogs or follow the financial news, you probably read multiple articles about...

  November/December 2018

Rich Grandpa, Poor Grandpa

Author: Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

Unlike Robert Kiyosaki, I only have one Dad. I did have two grandfathers though...

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Past Issues

AAEM Article Series

The Master of AAEM Series

  • Achieving Great Outcomes in Your Discharged ED Patients - Tom Scaletta, MD MAAEM FAAEM
  • AAEM: Now More Than Ever! - Larry Weiss, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM
  • Welcome to the Tribe: Thoughts on Starting Out in EM - Joe Lex, MD MAAEM FAAEM
  • Where Would EM be Without AAEM? - Robert McNamara, MD MAAEM FAAEM

Medical Liability - State by State

  • Part 1: Alabama-Florida
  • Part 2: Georgia-Maine
  • Part 3: Maryland-North Dakota
  • Part 4: Ohio-Rhode Island
  • Part 5: South Carolina-Wyoming
  • The Final Summary

Cracking the Code: Fixing the Crowded Emergency Department

  • Part 1: Building the Burning Platform
  • Part 2: Creating the Analytic Model
  • Part 3: Implementing the Solution