Dr. Counselman elected ABEM President

Story Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:35:00 EDT

Francis L. Counselman, MD, CPE, FACEPFrancis Counselman, MD (MD ’83, Emergency Medicine Residency ’86), the EVMS Foundation Distinguished Professor in Emergency Medicine and Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine, has been elected to a one-year term as President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). The board is a nonprofit certification body focused on ensuring that emergency physicians meet rigorous educational and professional standards. It has certified more than 31,000 physicians in the U.S.

“I am very humbled and proud to serve as the ABEM President this year,” Dr. Counselman says. “This organization and all its diplomats work extremely hard to provide the highest quality of patient care in emergency departments every day.”

In addition to the ABEM, Dr. Counselman has been active in leading positions with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians and many others.

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