AAEM/RSA advocates for the necessity of ABEM/AOBEM board certification for physicians practicing emergency medicine, as studies have shown that physicians having these credentials improve emergency department quality of care.1
AAEM/RSA believes that ABEM/AOBEM board certified emergency medicine specialists should champion organizations representing the specialty, as they are best suited to represent and reflect our values.
AAEM/RSA recognizes that specialists certified by ABEM/AOBEM have completed optimal training to practice in the nation’s emergency departments. As such, AAEM/RSA endorses ABEM/AOBEM board certification as the quintessential requirement for emergency medicine physicians.
 McNamara RM, Kelly JJ. Impact of an Emergency Medicine Residency Program on th eQuality of Care in an Urban Community Hospital Emergency Department. Ann Emerg MedMay 1992;21:528-533.
Approved April 9, 2018