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: July/August 2018

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President's Message

  July/August 2018

Coming Back to Life … Let’s Break the Silence!

Author: David A. Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM

This will not be another article on wellness, but rather about the reality of the effects of lack of wellness...

  May/June 2018

New Look, Same Values: Introducing the New AAEM Logo

Author: David A. Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM

I want to share my sincere gratitude to the membership of AAEM for another fantastic Scientific Assembly...

From the Editor's Desk

  July/August 2018


Author: Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance.

  May/June 2018

The Real Threat?

Author: Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

Emergency medicine will face many significant challenges in the coming years...

Dollar & Sense

  July/August 2018

Size Does Matter...For Your Expense Ratio

Author: Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

Whether you are managing your investments by yourself or getting help, you need to understand one critical concept...

  May/June 2018

Lessons to Learn from the Early 2018 10% Stock Market Decline

Author: Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

In early 2018, the US stock market took about a 10% dive, followed by a partial recovery...

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Past Issues

AAEM Article Series

The Master of AAEM Series

  • 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