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Committees of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

ACOEP members are a phenomenal resource! As a member, you are invited to participate in ACOEP’s wide-variety of committees! No matter your interest, ACOEP’s active committees are your avenue to affect lasting change in the medical community. Take a moment to see which committee might suit your needs and look for a meeting at an up coming Spring Seminar or Scientific Assembly!

Committee List

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  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)

    CME Committee members develop, evaluate, and review the College’s educational products, programs, and venues, and play a large role in developing new opportunities for CME, such as online education, and play an integral part the medical community’s transition to the Single Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System.


  • Communications / Publications

    Members of the Publications and Communications committee are the driving force behind The Pulse. They give input into the website, eblasts, social media and more! As a member of this committee, you will have a unique opportunity to publish opinions, studies, and cases! This committee is always looking for connected members who know how to share ideas and engage across several platforms.


  • Bylaws

    If you are interested in ensuring that ACOEP is meeting the needs and standards of the members, the Bylaws Committee is a good fit for you. The purpose of the Bylaws Committee is to annually review the governing documents, and policies of the College, to determine if they continue to meet the needs of ACOEP.


  • Emergency Medical Services

    The Emergency Medical Services Committee is comprised of ACOEP members who work with other associations to bring about substantial improvements to the practice of EMS, disaster medicine, international EMS and more. The Committee provides input into the development of pre and postdoctoral training program standards, and act as consultants to the Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) on the development of educational products promoting this area.


  • Fellowship

    The purpose of the Committee on Fellowship determines the criteria for granting the title of Fellow and Distinguished Fellow to members of the osteopathic emergency medicine profession. They also determine the eligibility of ACOEP members to maintain these titles. This 13 member committee is made up of the following group:

    -Chair: Immediate past president.
    -Vice Chair: A distinguished fellow chosen at-large from the membership.
    -Two past presidents of the College.
    -Seven members-at-large of the College who are fellows of the ACOEP.
    -A past president of the Resident Chapter who will have graduated within the last five years.
    -Current president-elect.


  • Governmental Affairs

    With so many changes in legislation, and the health care debate that has swept the country, advocacy and involvement in government is more crucial than ever before. The Governmental Affairs Committee reviews legislation that is pertinent to medicine, specifically, emergency medicine; develops policy statements that reflect the College’s position on suggested legislation for distribution to members and their respective legislators and state agencies. The committee also reviews reports of the Institute of Medicine and prepares statements and interpretation of the periodic reports to analyze its impact on the practice of emergency medicine and residents in training. This committee also provides ACOEP members with resources designed to keep them informed of recent changes. 


  • Member Services

    Have a substantial impact on what ACOEP brings to you and your colleagues by joining the Member Services Committee! This committee has input in the development of policies, membership fees, requirements of membership and more. Committee members also help to develop member benefits and works to make sure that ACOEP is providing members with the support and services they deserve.


  • Nominations

    The Nominations Committee is made up of ACOEP leaders and members who work together to solicit potential candidates from the general membership for positions on the Board of Directors of ACOEP. This committee interviews these candidates to determine their qualifications to assume a position on the Board, and develop a ballot for presentation to the Board in the spring and to the Membership in July. This Committee also works with the Fellowship Committee to identify recipients for the special awards of the College.


  • Program Directors

    Program Directors are important leaders in the field of emergency medicine. The purpose of the Program Directors Committee is to provide directors of AOA – accredited emergency medicine residency programs and those proposed directors with a forum for discussion of policies and issues that directly impact on the training of emergency medicine residents and fellows in emergency medical services, medical toxicology, and pediatric emergency medicine.


  • Practice Management

    Practice management is an important component in your efficacy as a physician. The Committee on Practice Management is to develop, maintain and publish policies that enhance practice or provide direction and information for medical professionals and the public on activities pertinent to emergency medicine practice. Join this group to help steer the standards of your practice!


  • Research and Academic Awards

    New discoveries, made through intelligent research, drive medicine. The Research Committee exists to review research conducted in the field of emergency medicine by residents and physicians, and works with FOEM to determine if the research papers and projects are worthy of receiving the various grants or awards. The Committee will also be tasked with evaluating research, as conducted as part of the requirements for resident training, and forwarding its recommendations to the Committee on Graduate Medical Education as part of the program requirements for emergency medicine. Join this committee and stay abreast of research and help to drive it forward!


  • Undergraduate Medical EducationUse your experience to help the next generation of physicians! The Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) acts as a conduit for information on the practice of and education in emergency medicine at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Student Chapter levels. This important committee is tasked with providing mentorship between interested students and emergency physicians, as well as developing a mechanism for the students to engage with ACOEP. 

  • New Physicians in Practice

    Created for physicians who have graduated from residency within the past five years, this group will help you traverse this major career transition. This group will support you through difficult job selection decisions, financial guidance, contract negotiation, work-life balance, and more. The New Physicians in Practice Committee holds two meetings in conjunction with each of the Spring and Fall ACOEP Conferences. The meetings are informal open forums and anyone can join in the fun!