Ever wondered how the specialty of Emergency Medicine came about? We take it for granted that we have emergency departments staffed 24/7 with board certified EM physicians, but this wasn’t always the case. Join us for a trip down memory lane, with the help of Dr. Brian Zink. Dr. Zink collected stories and audio recordings from some of the founders of our specialty. He shares several of these with us to give us a feel for what it was like in those early days.
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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Brian Zink, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Faculty Development at the University of Michigan
Emergency Physicians Gear up for Specialty Approval. Originally published in Hospital Practice in October, 1975