Resident Members 2017-06-23T11:44:00+00:00
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
  • Access to research competitions through FOEM
  • Opportunities to submit articles to our publication The Fast Track
  • Career Center and professional development advice, available 24/7 on the website
  • Representation of your voice nationally—we fight for the issues that matter to you
  • Exclusive Member Benefits including financial advising, travel, board prep, conference registration discounts and many more

Click here to download the ACOEP Resident Member Application.

We hope you decide to become more involved in our ACOEP family and look forward to meeting you at an upcoming conference!

Best Regards,
Kaitlin Bowers, DO
ACOEP National Resident Chapter President

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
Click here to download the current Resident Membership Packet! (PDF) 

Table of Specificity

The depth and breadth of everything that emergency physicians have to know can be overwhelming. The Table of Specificity is a valuable tool, giving you an overview on the many areas that you will be challenged as an emergency physician. This is also incredibly useful as you study for the RISE exam.

Table of Specificity- Core Curriculum

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

2012 – Evaluative Crosswalk for EM – 07-2012

2012 – Basic Standards for Residency Training in Osteopathic Emergency Medicine – 07-2012

2011 – Basic Standards For Fellowship Training in Emergency Medical Services – 07-2011

Training Standards for Pediatric Emergency Medicine

2011 – Basic Standards for Fellowship Training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine – 07-2011

To view the most up-to-date Residency Program information from the AOA, please click below:

AOA Residency Program Information


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. Compensated protected time contracted for all of the above.
3. Minimum emergency medicine patient volume of 30,000 at base institution.
4. 24/7 board certified EM physicians on staff in the ED.
5. An affiliated EM site with at least 15,000 patient volumes.
6. Affiliation or letter of intent for affiliated site and out rotation sites. Core faculty, with scholarly activity within the last 4 years.
7. 4 year Curriculum; to include Rotations with Goals and Objectives.
8. 4 year Curriculum; to include Proposed Didactic Conference schedule.
9. Evaluation Tools in place for Residents and Faculty.

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.
2. Serving as an active member of a committee of a national, regional or state medical association.
3. Publication of original research or review article in peer reviewed medical or scientific journal, or chapter in medical textbook.
4. Receipt of grant funding for medical, educational or service research.
5. Presentation or publication of case reports or clinical series at national, regional or state professional and scientific society meetings and conferences.
6. Member of an editorial review board of a national, regional or state peer reviewed publication.
7. Participation in item writing or as an examiner for a national medical certification board.
8. Presentation at a national, regional or state CME meeting or seminar.

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.
2. Preparation of grant funding request material for medical, educational or service research.
3. Visiting professorship (guest emergency medicine lecturer to peers or residents at an outside institution).
4. Item writing for the ACOEP Resident In-Service Examination.
5. Serve in the capacity as an active judge (or evaluator) at a national, regional or state academic meeting.
6. Publication of an article or chapter in a non-peer reviewed medical or scientific journal.

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

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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
– Membership in a professional organization, like the AOA, AMA, State Associations or ACOEP or ACEP
– Teaching or facilitating a pre-medicine course at a local college or university
– Teaching medical students at an affiliated COM or hospital
– Lecturing to emergency medicine or other residents at your training institution
– Teaching or facilitating paramedic/EMT courses
– Teaching EM Nurses or a nursing course
– Providing EMS oversight for affiliated hospitals or systems
– Teaching or facilitating ‘merit badge courses’ for your institution or community
– Conducting Grand Rounds at your training institution or an affiliated site
– Participating as a chair or member of a hospital committee
– Poster presentation at your affiliated OPTI’s research day
– Publication in a local newspaper or non-medical newsletter

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Mark Your Calendar with these Important Dates!

2017 Events

ACOEP’s Oral Board: Midwest 

January 5-6, 2017
Chicago, IL
The Westin Chicago River North

ACOEP’s Spring Seminar
April 18-22, 2017
Bonita Springs, FL
Hyatt Coconut Point Resort and Spa

ACOEP’s Scientific Assembly
November 4-8, 2017
Denver, CO
Hyatt Denver Convention Center

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 New 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.