Deadline is December 15
If you're looking for more from your ACEP membership, consider becoming a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, or FACEP.
This important designation speaks to your contributions to ACEP and highlights your commitment to emergency medicine. More than 12,000 ACEP members proudly use the prestigious FACEP designation.
If you're not certain if you've met the eligibility requirements, contact Membership and Customer Service at 844-381-0911, for your personal eligibility review.
For more information, read the Guide to the Fellow Application Process (PDF).
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ACEP Fellowship was first established in 1982 to honor members who made special contributions to the College and the specialty of emergency medicine. Requirements for Fellow Status include Active membership status for three continuous years; board certification by ABEM, AOBEM, or ABP certification for pediatric emergency physicians; and additional service to the specialty.
Provision of documentation of the satisfaction of the above criteria is the responsibility of the candidate and determination of the satisfaction of these criteria shall be by the Board of Directors of ACEP or its designee. Fellows shall be authorized to use the letters FACEP in conjunction with professional activities. Fees, procedures for election, and reasons for termination of Fellows shall be determined by the Board of Directors.
Members applying for fellow status must do so on the official application form approved by the Board of Directors for the current year or by completing the online form. The completed application, all required documentation and the non-refundable fellow application fee of $150.00 must be submitted at the same time. Applicants who indicate their compliance by utilizing criteria “2” and/or “7” described above must submit letters, on appropriate letterhead, from the emergency department director or chief of staff; or their chapter president or executive director.
To be acknowledged and recognized during the current year, applications for fellow status must be received by December 15. Members will receive official notification of election or rejection of their application by letter. Those whose applications are received by August 1 and approved 45 days prior to the Fellow Induction held during the ACEP Scientific Assembly, may begin using the designation FACEP on the date of the Fellow Induction. Those who apply after August 22 and before December 15 may use the designation FACEP as soon as they have received official notification of election to fellow status and will be acknowledged officially at the Fellow Induction the following year. All newly elected fellows will receive an official fellow certificate after ACEP’s Scientific Assembly.
Continued membership in the College is required to maintain fellow status and the use of the FACEP designation. Fellows whose memberships expire immediately lose fellow status in the College and the right to use the “FACEP” designation.
For more information on Fellow Status, contact Membership Services at 844-381-0911, or membership@ACEP.org