It’s a great thing to be soaked daily by this deluge. Before you know it, the next Council meeting is rapidly approaching. Now, the homework triples, and the 30 emails a day all have attachments requiring urgent responses. The one relief as winter approaches this year is you get to watch the next round of Council candidates try to bubble with bravado while they peek through the keyhole—that and you get to pinch yourself again that you are actually sitting at the table. For all the work and travel, we wouldn’t trade it for any other job, except for caring and advocating for the at-risk, sickest patient of the night. We are, after all, emergency physicians.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 34 – No 09 – September 2015
The authors are members of the ACEP Board of Directors. Dr. Hirshon is professor in the departments of emergency medicine and of epidemiology and public health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Anderson is emergency attending at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Auburn, Washington.