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!
For a more detailed listing of exams and application deadlines, visit the AOBEM Calendar.

ACOEP Fellowship Deadline
March 1, 2018

AOBEM Oral Boards
March 12-13, 2018- Chicago, IL

DO Day On The Hill
March 7, 2018 – Washington, DC

Submission of AOBEM Part III (Clinical) Examination in Emergency Medicine
March 31, 2018

ACOEP’s 2018 Spring Seminar
April 3-7, 2018- Coronado, CA

2018 COLA Review
April 5, 2018- at Spring Seminar in Coronado, CA

AOBEM Part I Examination- Computerized Exam
May 8, 2018

Residency Program Graduation
June 2018

New Graduates’ First Day of Work
July 2018

Oral Boards Application Deadline
July 14, 2018

Cognitive Assessment Examination (Computerized Re-certification)
September 12, 2018

Oral Board Review
September 20-21, 2018, Chicago, IL

ACOEP Membership Dues Date
September 30, 2018

2018 Scientific Assembly 
October 21-25, 2018 – Chicago, IL

Part II Oral Examinations in Emergency Medicine
November 12-13, 2018- Chicago, IL

CME Cycle Ends for 2016-2018
Dec 31, 2018

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

Ty Jackson
Manager of CME Accreditation & Compliance

Rodney Fullmer, DO
Chair, 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.

Past-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 Past-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!