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International Emergency Medicine Section

International Ambassador Map

This map is a basic representation of the development of Emergency Medicine globally. Emergency medicine exists in different levels of development in different countries. In many countries, emergency medicine does not exist or is just starting to develop, with only one or a few emergency medicine training programs. Data for the map below was obtained through the yearly country reports completed by the ACEP International Ambassadors, who are ACEP members representing ACEP and promoting the growth of emergency medicine in countries around the world.

This information is to the best of our knowledge and our abilities based on our Ambassador country reports. If you feel there is an error or inaccuracy, please submit a correction.


Section Officers & Staff

Christian Arbelaez, MD, FACEP
Janis P Tupesis, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past Chair
Hani O Mowafi, MD, FACEP
Ambassador Program Chair
Elizabeth DeVos, MD, MPH, FACEP
Andrés Patiño, MD
Barbra Villona, MD, MPH&TM, DTM&H, FACEP
Camilo E Gutierrez, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillor
Jeffrey A Nielson, MD, FACEP
Board Liaison
Paul D. Kivela, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Faeeza Faruq, MPH, Staff Liaison


  • To provide opportunities for physicians interested in international emergency medicine to meet, interact, and network.
  • To promote the development of the specialty of emergency medicine worldwide.

We Aim to Fulfill This Mission by

  • Providing opportunities for physicians interested in IEM to meet, interact, and network.
  • Assisting members in staying up-to-date in the field of IEM by distributing educational materials and other articles of interest via our website and social media.
  • Acting as a central repository for ACEP Ambassador Country Reports including IEM job and volunteer rotation opportunities.

Join Our Section

US Physicians - Join the International Emergency Section Here

Non-US Physicians - Join the International Emergency Section Here

Ways To Get Involved

International Ambassador Program

U.S. members with strong interest and connections to emergency medicine in a foreign country act as Ambassadors representing ACEP and promoting the growth of the specialty.

EngagED Virtual Community

Listserv to share information with other international section members

Request for International Conference Endorsement

Read the Guidelines for ACEP Support of International Meetings

Request Invitation Letter for U.S. Visa to attend ACEP Conferences

International Conferences

Listing of ACEP endorsed international conferences.

Free International Educational Resources

Select content relevant to international emergency medicine physicians

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