What is the American Academy of Emergency Medicine?

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is the only true specialty society in Emergency Medicine today. As an organization, it believes achievement of board certification represents the only acceptable method of attaining recognition as a specialist in Emergency Medicine.

Unfortunately, there now exists within the field a relentless assault on the value of board certification. Some Emergency Medicine organizations have suggested other forms of licensing as a replacement for an ABEM or AOBEM certification. Others have remained silent on this important issue out of fear of litigation or membership loss.

AAEM alone has taken a strong stand against these assaults. Dedicated to challenging any attempt to lower the standards for specialization in Emergency Medicine, AAEM believes it is in the best interest of the public to discourage current entry into the practice of Emergency Medicine by pathways other than residency training followed by board certification.

Are you an Emergency Physician interested in joining AAEM?  Please click here to access the secure on-line membership application.

Further information about AAEM may
be obtained by contacting:

American Academy of Emergency Medicine
611 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Tel: (800) 884-AAEM • Fax: (414) 276-3349
E-mail: info@aaem.orgWeb: http://www.aaem.org