News Release

Contact: Frances M. Spring, Senior Communications Administrator
Phone:    517.332.4800 ext. 345

Osteopathic EM Organizations Join Coalition to Oppose Medical Merit Badges

East Lansing, MI, May 17, 2017The Coalition to Oppose Medical Merit Badges is pleased to announce the addition of two organizations to the group: the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP). The Coalition believes that board-certified emergency physicians who actively maintain their board certification should not be required to complete short-course certification or acquire condition-specific continuing medical education credits in advanced resuscitation, trauma care, stroke care, cardiovascular care, procedural sedation, or pediatric care in order to obtain or maintain medical staff privileges to work in an emergency department.