ACEP Recognized Certifying Bodies in Emergency Medicine ; Reaffirmed October 2008 by the ACEP Board of Directors; Reaffirmed October 2002 by the ACEP Board of Directors; Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors March 1998
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes and supports the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) as the sole American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certifying body for emergency medicine. ACEP also acknowledges and values its special relationship with ABEM, which includes ACEP’s role as an original sponsor and founder and continuing sponsor of ABEM, and its privilege and responsibility to submit nominations for membership on the Board of Directors of ABEM.
ACEP recognizes the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) as a certifying body in emergency medicine, under the jurisdiction of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), limited to osteopathic physicians. ACEP recognizes the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), as an ABMS certifying body in pediatrics, which provides a certificate of added qualifications for pediatricians in the subspecialty of pediatric emergency medicine.
Revise position on short courses.
Recently the ACEP board of directors approved a policy statement denouncing the use of short courses in emergency medicine as criteria for privileges or employment. The specific policy states: