Old Dog Meets Best and Brightest

[I wrote the original version of this post ten years ago. I’ve rewritten it in past tense but kept the gist. The specialty of emergency medicine is now fifty-years-old. My thoughts in 2010 have more relevance today as the specialty continues to draw the best and brightest. Our patients win for that.] At least a third of the people in the room were not born when I attended my first ever Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians …

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