Happy Anniversary, ABEM!

Sep 21, 2021

42 years ago today, ABEM was approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties making Emergency Medicine the 23rd recognized medical specialty.

We honor the dedicated, pioneering physicians who saw the demand for improved quality of care in hospital emergency departments and paved the path for the specialty of Emergency Medicine. We are proud of all ABEM-certified physicians who have carried on the legacy of ensuring the highest standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. ABEM-certified physicians continue to serve a valuable and irreplaceable clinical role in the care of the critically ill and injured.

“As we move forward and reflect on where we have been and how far we have come as a specialty, we can be proud of our dedication, adaptability, and innovation that we have brought to the specialty of emergency medicine and to the care of the patients we serve each day on the front line." – Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D.

ABEM-certified physicians, please take a moment today to reflect on your accomplishments, and remember the value you bring to the specialty, to your communities, and to your patients. Share your stories and photos with ABEM using #ABEMProud and #FacesofABEM, or submit them here.

>> Learn more about the development of Emergency Medicine as a specialty.

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