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!

Written Board Prep
February 24-28, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
165 E Ontario St, Chicago

ACOEP’s Spring Seminar
April 14-17, 2020
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

NPIP 2020 Spring Seminar Social
Wednesday April 15th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: TBD

ACOEP’s Scientific Assembly
October 11-15, 2020
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV


The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) has announced major changes to the certification process. Primarily, the new Continuous Osteopathic Recertification Examination (CORE) will replace the Cognitive Assessment Recertification Examinations physicians needed to take every ten years.

NOTE: Any physician whose certification expires in 2020 or after is eligible to participate in the new CORE process. If a physician’s license expired in 2019 or earlier, they will need to fulfill the previous requirements.

If you have questions regarding the new CORE process or examination, it is best to reach out to AOBEM directly. The fastest means to get a response is by emailing

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!