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Our Mission and Vision

ACEP Mission Statement

The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.

Vision Statement

  • Emergency medicine is recognized and valued as an essential public service.

  • Patients seeking emergency care are treated by board certified emergency physicians who are supported in their practices with all resources necessary to provide the highest quality medical care.

  • Emergency physicians practice in an environment in which their rights, safety, and wellness are assured.

  • All patients have health care coverage that ensures access to emergency services. Legally mandated health care services are fully funded.

  • Resources for education and training of emergency physicians are sufficient to meet the workforce needs of the specialty.

  • Emergency physicians are recognized and valued for their commitment to high quality patient care, teaching, leadership, research, and innovation.

  • All emergency physicians are members of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Approved by the Board of Directors February 18, 2003


ACEP Strategic Plan Summary for 2016-2019

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