Unfilled Emergency Medicine Positions

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Open Emergency Medicine Positions

Emergency medicine provides fast emergency treatment to a person suffering an acute illness or injury that could lead to death or disability. A person in this condition cannot wait for a doctor’s appointment because they need immediate treatment.

Medical professionals specializing in emergency medicine include emergency room physicians, surgeons, and nurses. Sometimes the emergency physicians and surgeons are the same because emergency medical doctors are required to have a broad range of knowledge in various fields of medicine.

For example, they must understand how to perform cardiac life support, trauma resuscitation, airway management, and various forms of surgery. The primary objective of an emergency medical doctor is not to cure a patient but rather to stabilize their condition. If the doctor can prevent death and stop the patient’s condition from worsening, their emergency medical treatment is successful.

After receiving emergency medical treatment, patients may need further consultations with other medical doctors and specialists. The emergency medical doctor may refer the patient to a cardiologist, psychiatrist, gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, or any other medical specialist they deem could be helpful in the recovery process.

Here is a list of the tasks involved in emergency medicine:

  • Physical and neurological evaluation
  • Diagnosis of the acute condition
  • Administering emergency treatment (e.g., surgery, medication, etc.)
  • Recovery from emergency treatment
  • Preventative medicine and consultation
  • Medical management
  • Referrals

Most developed countries like the United States and Canada have excellent emergency medical services in hospital emergency departments, intensive care units, and some pre-hospital settings.

A primary care practice or urgent care center may also have emergency medical doctors on staff. But you would only visit one of these facilities to treat a non-life-threatening emergency. Hospitals or emergency medical services are what you need to treat life-threatening emergencies.

People of any age could need emergency medical services for acute illnesses or injuries. That is why pediatricians and family practitioners can qualify for board certification in emergency medicine once they complete their residency in emergency medicine.

Board Certification Options

The United States has three official certification boards which grant board certifications in emergency medicine. They are as follows:

  1. The American Board of Emergency Medicine
  2. The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
  3. The Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine

An emergency medicine physician only needs a board certification from one of them. The choice depends on the current education of the doctor.

For instance, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine will receive their board certification from either the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. But a doctor in internal medicine or family medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree may receive their board certification from the American Board of Emergency Medicine of the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine.

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