Allowing ED physicians not certified in EM to join will fulfill our mission—and ultimately help patients
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Should ACEP reopen membership to non–emergency medicine board-certified physicians? Absolutely. Before we get started, this is not an issue of emergency medicine board certification and whether that is considered the gold standard. Rather, it is an issue about who can join ACEP, our professional organization, and whom it represents.