Welcome to the ACOEP-RC Website!
The ACOEP-RC is an organization run by residents, just like you, who are fully supported and funded by ACOEP. Our mission is to promote opportunities for residents in their pursuit of a career in emergency medicine!
Your national resident board works tirelessly to make sure your interests are met on every front, and we provide you with exclusive benefits and support. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us with any concerns, questions or suggestions you may have! We are happy to listen and advocate for your concerns.
Some benefits of being a member of the ACOEP-Resident Chapter:
- Two Annual Conferences that include advanced skills labs, social events, networking opportunities, leadership development and more
We hope you decide to become more involved in our ACOEP family and look forward to meeting you at an upcoming conference!
Andy Little, DO
Resident Publications and Chapter Resources
ACOEP has so much to offer Resident Chapter Members! From member benefits, to research and competition opprotunities, to national conferences, the ACOEP Resident Chapter will help you launch your career and provide you with the edge you need.
Resident Welcome Packet
Resident Constitution and Bylaws
Please take a moment to review the ACOEP-RC Constitution and Bylaws (PDF).
The Fast Track
The nation's only publication written for and by osteopathic emergency medicine students and residents. Published quarterly, The Fast Track is your go-to resource for tricks of the trade, residency information, case studies, opinions, and issues affecting you daily. Click here to learn more!
OMM in the ED is a skillset unique to osteopathic physicians. The ED card is a great tool to keep your skills honed. Click here to download!
Basic Standards for Residency Training
Here you can find the most up-to-date standards for training in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Training Standards for Emergency Medicine
Training Standards for Pediatric Emergency Medicine
To view the most up-to-date Residency Program information from the AOA, please click below:
1. What does my institution have to have to be considered for a new residency program in Emergency Medicine?
The Committee on Graduate Medical Education(CGME) has developed the following items that institutions must have as part of the application process for new emergency medicine programs. This list of “must have” items will get the application reviewed in a timely fashion and get your program that much further along. All successful programs have these items and undergo a positive on‐site evaluation as the documentation is verified.
1. Program Faculty consisting of EM Board‐certified physicians as Department Chair, Program Director and 4 Core Faculty members.
2. What is considered scholarly activity?
In the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Emergency Medicine, approved by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, scholarly activity is defined as the academic pursuits that serves either the specialty or profession and/or involves creative, intellectual work that is peer‐reviewed and publicly disseminated.
This type of activities are divided into two categories, Major and Minor. Major scholarly activities are those outside of one’s academic base and done in venues and organizations that expose the physician to a wider range of experience. These types of activities should be done on a regional or national forum and may include the following examples of these types of major activities:
1. Serving as chair or vice chair of a national, regional or state medical society committee.
Minor scholarly activities are those done in your local area and may or may not be part of your job requirements, such as:
1. Research projects currently in progress. The study has been approved by IRB and data collection actively occurring.
Scholarly activities credit does not last forever and core faculty members need to obtain this in ongoing fashion overtime. It counts toward you credentialing as core faculty for a maximum of four years.
Acceptable Scholarly activity may include a minimum of 2 major or 1 major and 2 minor scholarly activity within this time frame for each core faculty member. Other activities may be accepted on an individual basis at the discretion of the ACOEP Committee on Graduate Medical Education.
Scholarly activities for each core faculty member shall be well documented, to include dates, locations, and details.
Source: Basic Standards for Residency Training in Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, 7/2011, Standard Six, Subsection D, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5
3. What activities are not considered scholarly activity?
In the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Emergency Medicine, approved by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians are addressed in the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, 6/2012, Standard Six, Subsection D, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 and explained in Frequently Asked Question 2; however, some memberships and activities should not be considered “scholarly” and these are listed below:
- A faculty appointment at a College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) or College of Medicine
Mark Your Calendar with these Important Dates!
Mark your calendars for these future events!
October 18-21, 2015
Life After Residency
The ACOEP Resident Chapter is here to help you prepare for life after residency. Below are a few resources to help you!
Take a moment to explore the ACOEP Career Center, which will provide you with access to employment opportunities throughout the country!
The newly created Young Physicians in Practice Committee is your home for support and resources in navigating the first five years of your practice. Learn about financial planning, career advice, work-life balance, and much more! Click here for more information.
The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) is the body that administers Board Examinations, COLA exams and more. Find out information on requirements and registration on their website.