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: March/April 2019

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President's Message

  March/Arpil 2019

Two Years Since Summa: What Have We Learned?

Author: David A. Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM and Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM

It has been fascinating to watch the story continue to unfold with Summa Health and U.S. Acute Care Solutions (USACS)...

  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...

From the Editor's Desk

  March/April 2019

AAEM Opposes NP and PA Independent Practice

Author: Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

Talk to any emergency medicine resident, and you’ll hear how the incredible burden of student loans looms over them...

  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...

Featured Articles

  March/April 2019

Why Did AAEM Take a Stand Against APP Independent Practice?

Author: AAEM APP Task Force

Physician members of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine have voiced concerns about the use of advanced practice providers...

  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...

Dollars & Sense

  March/April 2019

Books, Blogs, and Podcasts to Check Out in 2019

Author: Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

Whether you like it or not, you have a second job. That second job is managing your personal finances...

  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...

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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