symtym explains, much better than I could, why it bugs residency trained Emergency Physicians when docs trained to be specialists in something else choose EM, then denigrate the process of EM residency training and Board Certification to get themselves included. A small taste:
…Emergency Medicine is the only one of the twenty-four recognized medical specialties in the United States that is routinely challenged by those not certified in Emergency Medicine as being monopolistic and "not the only path." No one ever complains about the monopolistic behavior of ABS, ABP or ABFM.
He’s on a roll, and he speaks for me here, too.