I am an emergency physician in Downers Grove, IL, near Chicago. I have been an attending at the same hospital for 12 years. I have a wife, six kids, and work 20 overnights a month. I read Dr. Edwin Leap's article, “What is ABEM Thinking?” and wanted to say that he knocked it out of the park. (EMN 2011;33:5; http://bit.ly/LeapABEM.)
He clearly, professionally, and wittingly surmised my and probably a million other EPs' feelings on recertification. Great job! I hope all his patients are kidney stones and nursemaid's elbows. I'm going to hang this article up in the 5x5 changing room the hospital provides us so all my partners can have the pleasure of reading it.
Let me know if Dr. Leap is running for any elected position. He's got my vote!
Tom Carmody, MD
Burr Ridge, IL