AAEM/RSA has signed on to the AAEM Position Statement on Raising Emergency Medicine Residency Standards. After careful consideration of the concerns of our members regarding the state of the EM workforce, AAEM/RSA is committed to working toward actionable solutions to alleviate the oversupply of EM physicians and increased utilization of non-physician practitioners at residency training sites.
We continue to support the AAEM Position Statement on Non-Physician Practitioners, and would like to restate our position on the Independent Practice of Non-Physicians and Trainee Oversight. It is our belief that it is deleterious to the training of physicians when residents are supervised by someone who has not undergone the same level of training. We are adamant that emergency medicine residents and medical students should not be supervised by non-physician practitioners.
AAEM/RSA will continue to listen and learn from our membership and act in accordance with what is important to the residents and medical students who will lead the next generation of emergency medicine.