About Us

Learn About ACOEP's Mission Statement and It's History.

Our Mission

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care, promote interests of osteopathic emergency physicians, support development and implementation of osteopathic emergency medical education, and advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine through a system of quality and cost effective healthcare in a distinct, unified profession.

Our History

On October 5th, 1975, a small, intrepid group of physicians met in Toledo, Ohio. Here, they discussed the growing necessity for a specialty college to support the needs and education of emergency physicians, and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians was born. From this meeting came a letter of intent, petitioning the American Osteopathic Association to form a specialty college, and the request was granted, giving ACOEP affiliate status.

As time passed, ACOEP grew in size and influence, and became instrumental in firmly establishing emergency medicine’s place as a medical specialty. ACOEP’s board and members worked tirelessly, creating osteopathic emergency medicine residency programs throughout the country; providing CME opportunities for physicians everywhere; presenting top-tier educational events including the Intense Review, Spring Seminar, Scientific Assembly and Oral Board Review.

ACOEP has become an advocate for physicians as well as patients, has provided research, competition, and funding opportunities for students and residents, and continues to ensure that quality training standards are met. The staff has expanded from one administrator, to a team of 13 professionals all working to bring excellent member benefits, advocacy, education, and publications to ACOEP’s more than 5,000 members.

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