Discussion| Volume 20, ISSUE 3, P323-324, April 2001

AAEM, CORD, and SAEM reach a landmark position: consensus recommendations to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)1

      As a result of months of meetings and deliberations coordinated with the Medical Board of California and chaperoned by the California Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (CAL/AAEM), the Society for Academic Medicine (SAEM), the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) recently reached a landmark agreement on recommendations to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) pertaining to controversial May 1998 FSMB recommendations. Endorsed unanimously by the boards of all three EM organizations, the recommendations of this consensus have been forwarded to the FSMB and await its official response. It will also be forwarded to remaining EM organizations and to the medical community for comment and to enlist their support. The following is the official text of the consensus recommendations that was drafted by the SAEM-CORD-AAEM Writing Group that was examining the FSMB May 1998 Policy Statement on Physician Licensure.
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