Reflections on the Consensus Process: A Leadership Role for Emergency Medicine in Educational Scholarship and Practice Across Health Care


  • James A. Gordon MD, MPA

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    • From the MGH Learning Laboratory and the, Division of Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
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In just a few decades, emergency medicine (EM) has assumed a leadership role in medical education across many academic medical centers. This rapid evolution suggests medical education as a natural priority area for EM scholarship. This year's Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference provides an ideal forum to focus on educational research as a core element of the specialty's academic portfolio.