In light of ACEP’s approaching golden anniversary, ACEP Now took a look back at the last 50 years of emergency medicine and the people and trends that have shaped the specialty.
ACEP Now Medical Editor-in-Chief Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, recently discussed the history of the specialty with two emergency physicians who have been members of the same EM group for their entire 45-year careers, a past ACEP President, and one of the next generation of EM leaders. The group discussed the origins of emergency medicine, how it has grown and changed over the years, and what the future holds. Here are some highlights from that conversation.
Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, is an ACEP board member; chief medical officer–emergency medicine, chief risk officer, and executive director–patient safety organization at TeamHealth; ACEP Now medical Editor-in-Chief; and assistant clinical professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing.