Joe Lex has been involved in Emergency Medicine for more than 42 years, initially as an Army medic with the 25th Infantry “Tropic Lightning” Division in Vietnam.

He spent several years as an Emergency Medicine Technician and Certified Emergency Nurse before beginning Medical School at age 35.

After an Emergency Medicine residency, he was a community “pit doc” for 14 years before joining the staff at Temple University in Philadelphia.

He was Chair of Education for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for five years.

The AAEM honored him by renaming the Educator of the Year award the “Joe Lex Award.”

This is his first fantastic talk from SMACC 2013.

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