The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) is gravely concerned that graduating resident physicians are having significant difficulty in finding adequate jobs due to the current job market.
We believe that COVID has unearthed a very concerning combination of issues including:
- Dramatic overproduction of residents by Contract Management Group (CMG) run residencies.
- The inappropriate overuse of NPs and PAs practicing beyond their training in roles that should be filled by highly trained board certified emergency physicians.
- The significant conflict of influence of CMGs in our specialty societies, which prohibits physicians from advocating for themselves on these topics.
AAEM/RSA is fearful that this dramatic decline in job opportunities will result in increased medical student caution and avoidance in choosing emergency medicine as a specialty and will ultimately result in under-filling of residency spots in the 2022 Match. We advise all senior residents to vocalize their concerns to their specialty societies and advise their programs to do the same.Download the PDF