The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is the speciality society of board certified emergency medicine physicians, a democratic organization with over 6,500 members. AAEM believes every individual should have unencumbered access to quality emergency care provided by a specialist in emergency medicine. The Academy supports fair and equitable practice environments necessary to allow the specialist in emergency medicine to deliver the highest quality of patient care. Such an environment includes provisions for due process and the absence of restrictive covenants.
The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ABEM certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. ABEM certification is sought and earned by emergency physicians on a voluntary basis; ABEM is not a membership association.
Founded in 1968, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) represents more than 28,000 emergency physicians, residents and medical students. Promoting the highest quality emergency care, ACEP is the leading advocate for emergency physicians and their patients, as well as provide CME resources, news, and leadership opportuniites.
Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) promotes excellence in patient care through the education and development of emerency medicine residency trained physicians. EMRA is the largest and oldest independent resident organization in the world. EMRA was founded in 1974 and today has a membership of more than 10,000 residents, medical students and alumni.
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is dedicated to the improvement of care of the acutely ill and injured patient by improving research and education. To achieve this mission, SAEM influences health policy through forums, publications, inter-organizational collaboration, policy development, and consultation services for physicians, teachers, researchers, and students. SAEM represents excellence and leadership in academic emergency medicine and its values include idealism and quality in all endeavors, nurturing and camaraderie and diversity among members, as well as creative and symbiotic interactions with other organizations.
• www.emcrit.org – Great podcast on Emergency Medicine and Critical Care topics
• www.lifeinthefastlane.com – fun and entertaining site dedicated to all things EM
• www.academiclifeinem.blogspot.com – the Paucis Verbis cards are great short summaries of frequently encountered clinical scenarios
• www.hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com – review of challenging EKG’s
• www.emlitofnote.com – reviews of some of the latest and greatest medical literature related to emergency medicine, critical care, and trauma
• www.emlyceum.com – poses monthly “questions” to the collective cyber-audience, then reviews the answers
• www.pemed.org – very good;pediatric EM podcasts
• www.emrap.org – the gold standard or emergency medicine podcasts! Free use for our residents
• www.resus.me – fun and entertaining site dedicated to all things EM
• www.thepoisonreview.com – all things toxicology
• www.ultrasoundpodcast.com – podcast dedicated to emergency ultrasound: “Making Horrible Doctors Decent and Good Doctors GREAT”
• www.thennt.com - distills the literature to give providers an idea of how helpful or harmful a treatment may be for a patient
• www.practicalevidence.org – a review of important clinical policies and guidelines