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New Physicians In Practice Committee

Welcome to ACOEP’s New Physicians in Practice Committee

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!

This is an excellent opportunity to all those making the difficult transition out of residency! ACOEP is committed to making this phase easier, and helping you to lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding career!

Click here to download the New Physician Membership Guide to see everything that ACOEP has to offer!

Please feel free to come to any of the committee’s events!

Save the Dates!

Oral Board Review
January 5-6, 2017- Westin River North, Chicago, IL

ACOEP Fellowship Deadline
March, 1st 2017

AOBEM Oral Boards
March 6-7, 2017- Chicago, IL

Deadline for Written Boards Applications
April 1, 2017

DO Day On The Hill
April 5, 2017- Washington, DC

ACOEP’s 2017 Spring Seminar
April 18-22, 2017- Bonita Springs, FL

2017 COLA Review
April 20, 2017- at Spring Seminar in Bonita Springs, FL

AOA Membership Dues Date
May 31, 2017

Residency Program Graduation
June 2017

New Graduates’ First Day of Work
July 2017

Oral Boards Application Deadline
July 1, 2017

Written Board Review
August 7-11, 2017- Chicago, IL

Oral Board Review 
August 22-23, 2017

Submission of AOBEM Part III (Clinical) Examination in Emergency Medicine
September 1, 2017

AOBEM Part I Examination- Computerized Exam
September 12, 2017

Cognitive Assessment Examination (Computerized Re-certification)
September 20, 2017

ACOEP Membership Dues Date
September 31, 2017

2017 Scientific Assembly 
November 4-8, 2017- Denver, CO

Part II Oral Examinations in Emergency Medicine
November 13-14, 2017- Chicago, IL

CME Cycle Ends for 2016-2018
Dec 31, 2018

If you have any questions regarding this incredible opportunity, be sure to contact:

Gina Schmidt
Senior Coordinator for Data Management

Megan Koenig
Chair, NPIP Committee

Bradley Chappell
CoChair, NPIP Committee

Improving Your Credit Score

Educating yourself with the right information and resources to use in order to manage and maintain a good credit score is a daunting but necessary task.

Chair of ACOEP’s New Physicians in Practice Committee, Megan Koenig, provides important tips on maintaining and improving your credit score below.

Click here to read more!

Embracing Change

It is an exciting season – change is in the air.  Completion of residency, summer weddings, kids on summer break, long awaited vacations. Take a few minutes of your time to reflect on some of the potential issues that may arise as you transition from your current role, whether as medical student, intern, senior resident, new attending, or as you potentially switch jobs.

Click here to read more!

You’re Finally Making Money! Now What?

Making the transition from Resident to Attending comes with a myriad of adjustments, some  harder than others. By far one of the most exciting is getting that first, real paycheck. But rather than spending it on luxuries like food that’s not Ramen Noodles, it’s important to develop long-term savings and investment goals.

NPIP’s own Bradley Chappell, DO, MHA, FACOEP, FACEP, has compiled information, and advice based on his own experiences.

Check out ACOEP’s blog to learn more.

Don’t Pay More than 6% on Your Student Loans

Refinancing your student loans sounds daunting—fixed or variable interest rates, consolidation, credit scores. It can be hard to know where to begin, and to find out if you are paying the lowest possible rates.

Luckily, NPIP Chair Megan Koenig, DO, MBA, MS has broken it down for you. The process is surprisingly simple and there are many great resources to help you along your way.

Check out the ACOEP Blog for a detailed look at refinancing your student loans.

Conquering Your COLAs

Many of you may have heard colleagues complain about the daunting COLA requirements that loom over our heads each recertification cycle! But most of us have no clue what COLA stands for, let alone what they are, where to find them or what they mean with regards to our certification. The fact is they are really pretty simple, just another hoop to jump through for recertification.

Click here to read up on everything you need to know about COLAs!