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Fellow (FACEP) Status

What does it mean to be a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP)?

It’s a distinction, point of pride, badge of honor. Established almost 40 years ago, the FACEP designation is earned by those committed to the preservation and growth of emergency medicine.

What does it mean to be a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP)?

It’s a distinction, point of pride, badge of honor. Established almost 40 years ago, the FACEP designation is earned by those committed to the preservation and growth of emergency medicine.

 

Are you ready to move into next phase of your career by becoming a Fellow?

You’ll need:

  • Three continuous years of ACEP membership
  • Board Certification in EM the ABEM or AOBEM or Pediatric EM by ABP
  • Three years of active involvement in EM (exclusive of residency training)
  • Proven, active involvement in three or more areas of leadership

 

Criteria for Election to Fellow Status

Fellows of the College shall meet the following criteria

Be regular, life, honorary, or international members for three continuous years immediately prior to election and must have been certified in emergency medicine at the time of election by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine, or in pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Maintenance of Fellow status requires continued membership in the College. In addition, the following requirements demonstrating evidence of high professional standing must be met by candidates some time during their professional career prior to application.

  • At least three years of active involvement in emergency medicine as the physician's chief professional activity, exclusive of training, and;
  • Satisfaction of at least three of the following individual criteria during their professional career:
    1. active involvement, beyond holding membership, in voluntary health organizations, organized medical societies, or voluntary community health planning activities or service as an elected or appointed public official;
    2. active involvement in hospital affairs, such as medical staff committees, as attested by the emergency department director or chief of staff;
    3. active involvement in the formal teaching of emergency medicine to physicians, nurses, medical students, out-of-hospital care personnel, or the public;
    4. active involvement in emergency medicine administration or departmental affairs;
    5. active involvement in an emergency medical services system;
    6. research in emergency medicine;
    7. active involvement in ACEP chapter activities as attested by the chapter president or chapter executive director;
    8. member of a national ACEP committee, the ACEP Council, or national Board of Directors;
    9. examiner for, director of, or involvement in test development and/or administration for the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine;
    10. reviewer for or editor or listed author of a published scientific article or reference material in the field of emergency medicine in a recognized journal or book.

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.

Application for Fellow Status

Members applying for fellow status must do so on the official application form approved by the Board of Directors for the current year (PDF) or by completing the online form. The completed application, all required documentation and the non-refundable fellow application fee of $200.00 must be submitted at the same time. Applicants who indicate their compliance by utilizing criteria “b” and/or “g” described above must submit letters, on appropriate letterhead, from the emergency department director or chief of staff; or their chapter president or executive director.

Recognition of Election to Fellow Status

Members who apply and are approved for Fellow status between now and Aug. 15 may use the FACEP designation following the Convocation during ACEP20. Those new Fellows will be acknowledged officially at the Fellow Induction at ACEP20. All newly elected FACEPs 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 email us here.

 

 

  • From the time I joined ACEP which was the day I was accepted to medical school, it was always a goal of mine to be a Fellow of the College.

    - Jennifer L’Hommediu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP

  • Getting that Fellow status from the College was a career goal for me.

    - Hans R. House, MD, FACEP

  • It’s essentially a stamp of approval and a seal of excellence that I knew I needed in order to complete the entire process of training and start my career in emergency medicine.

    - Aisha T. Terry, MD, FACEP

 

Join the ranks of extraordinary peers like those featured in ACEP Now’s FACEPs in the Crowd! And be sure to tell us about your passion projects outside the ED.

Serious beekeeper who manages nine "amazing hives"

Heidi Knowles, MD, FACEP

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Zachary David Levy, MD, FACEP

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Irene Tien, MD, FACEP
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