AAEM and AAEM/RSA members are welcome to submit articles for Common Sense.
Most Common Sense articles are between 500-1,000 words in length. Articles should not exceed 2,000 words. If a topic requires a lengthier word count, a multiple-article series may be discussed with the Editor-in-Chief.
31-1 January/February 2024
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
31-2 March/April 2024
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2024
31-3 May/June 2024
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024
31-4 July/August 2024
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
31-5 September/October 2024
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024
31-6 November/December 2024
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024
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Articles for consideration should be submitted below. New authors should also complete the Common Sense copyright form.
Questions? Contact Stephanie Burmeister, Managing Editor.
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Meet the Editors
Keith Edwin Leap II, MD FAAEM
Common Sense Editor, Ex-Officio Board Member , Common SenseDr. Keith Leap is the editor of Common Sense. Dr. Leap once saw an article about someone working as a ‘physician advocate.’ He commented to an emergency physician friend that he would like to have such a job. The friend responded, ‘I think that based on your writing, you’ve already been doing it.’ Dr. Leap has been an advocate for […]
Mehruba Anwar Parris, MD FAAEM
Assistant Editor , Common SenseDr. Mehruba Anwar Parris is the Assistant Editor of Common Sense. She is currently the Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Jackson South Medical Center in Miami, Florida. She completed medical school at Stony Brook University and her emergency medicine residency in 2014 at the New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She has also […]