Common Sense

From the Editor's Desk

July/August 2019

The Fox and the Hedgehog

We all know that an emergency department is a stressful place to work. During any shift we can see, and personally experience, an array of responses to
stress and challenges... Read more.

May/June 2019

Emergency Medicine Wellness Bill of Rights

Sitting in an airport after leaving the latest AAEM Scientific Assembly is a place for me to reflect upon the last several days... Read more.

March/April 2019

AAEM Opposes NP and PA Independent Practice

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

January/February 2019

The Gap

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

November/December 2018

The Tribe

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

September/October 2018

I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore!

If you have never seen the brilliant movie, Network, you should find it and watch it as soon as you can... Read more.

July/August 2018


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

May/June 2018

The Real Threat?

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

March/April 2018

The Hamster Wheel

Do you ever feel like a hamster running endlessly on a wheel while you are working a shift in the emergency department? Read more.

January/February 2018

What is ACEP Thinking?

An emergency physician who grew up in the 21st century may not know or appreciate the complex history of emergency medicine. Read more.