Emergency medicine’s cultural diversity is one of its strengths, and we should play to that strength. My goal for ACEP is to include all physicians and embrace their transitions and diversity. Our compassionate nature helps us deal with daily trauma and pain that most never see in a lifetime. We must turn that compassion inward upon ourselves.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 34 – No 08 – August 2015
Both our workforce studies and daily practice show that we have a tremendous need for emergency physicians. This diverse approach will help our colleagues have long, enjoyable careers and successfully recruit the best and brightest medical students to our specialty with a simple message: we take care of our own.
By creating our next practice together, championing and supporting one another, we will conquer the challenges before us. We will never stop fighting for the right of emergency physicians to deliver high quality care and receive fair and just payment for that high quality care. I am confident that we can create the practice we want, secure the pay we deserve, and enjoy practicing emergency medicine. ACEP has the talent, the creativity, and the passion to conquer this challenge.
These are the top two issues, and I will accomplish these goals as President.