Common Sense

President's Message

September/October 2020

Leadership in a Time of Crisis

One of the many wonderful opportunities I have had in the past couple of years has been acceptance into the prestigious Chair’s Development Program (CDP) sponsored by the Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine in collaboration with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Read more.


July/August 2020

Doing the Right Thing

We are living in strange and complicated times. Our planet is home to 195 nations, 4,200 different religions and hundreds of political parties, all of which embrace different ethics, concepts of God, and philosophies of good and evil. What is common to all national constitutions, religions, and philosophies is the concept of loving our fellow humans as we love ourselves and treating others as we want to be treated. Read more.


May/June 2020

Steadfast in the Midst of Uncertainty

Things just don’t feel the same. I would like to say that it’s the excitement of stepping up to my role as the first female President of AAEM, and indeed, that is exciting. But this is not the kind of party a Latinx family from the South Bronx would be having when their mama becomes President. Read more.


March/April 2020

It’s Enough….

As, I write my last president’s message, I have been reflecting on the last 27 months. Thank you for the amazing opportunity you gave me to earn your trust and support. My last president’s message will be a call to action. Read more.


January/February 2020

Taking a Stand on the Independent Practice of APPs

As you are reading this issue, I want to take the time to wish you all and your loved ones, a happy and healthy new year. As you might be aware, AAEM has taken a strong stance around the role of the advanced practice provider (APP) in emergency centers across the nation. Read more.


November/December 2019

MEMC19: An Inclusive and Collaborative Educational Experience

AAEM held its bi-annual international conference, the Xth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress (MEMC19) this past September in Dubrovnik, Croatia at the Sun Gardens Hotel. Read more.


September/October 2019

EM Physicians Treat All

Since my last message, I had the opportunity to represent the Academy in Hawaii for the National Medical Association Meeting and then in the latter part of August... Read more.


July/August 2019

Boldly Moving Forward: Learning to Be Proactive Rather than Reactive

In the past several months, I have been traveling and lecturing to students, residents, and attendings, at both community hospitals and at academic programs... Read more.


May/June 2019

Thank You for Another Successful Scientific Assembly!

I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who made the 25th Annual Scientific Assembly a great success! Read more.


March/Arpil 2019

Two Years Since Summa: What Have We Learned?

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


January/February 2019

AAEM Signs On to Support AFFIRM

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


November/December 2018

Do You Work at a CMG? AAEM Needs You!

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


September/October 2018

Due Process...Or the Lack of It

When I speak at emergency medicine residencies nationwide about what AAEM stands for, it still amazes me that... Read more.


July/August 2018

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

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


May/June 2018

New Look, Same Values: Introducing the New AAEM Logo

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


March/April 2018

Due Process: Why It Is So Important

I just finished reading a very stimulating article that drew an interesting comparison between the airline industry and... Read more.


January/February 2018

What Ever Happened to "How May I Help You"?

We need your brain power, your expertise, your service, your involvement, and your infectious energy. Read more.