Why Join VACEP?

VACEP Focuses on Things That Matter to Emergency Physicians 

In today’s ever-changing health care environment, emergency physicians need a strong unified specialty society.  Virginia’s 800 emergency physicians are a chapter of the 32,000 member American College of Emergency Physicians. ACEP is the largest and most influential emergency medicine organization in the world.  For more than 40 years, ACEP has been: 

  • Providing resources to help emergency physicians develop and improve their skills as an emergency physician. 
  • Actively working to keep emergency physicians up-to-date with new government health care regulations and policies. 
  • Keeping emergency physicians current with the latest emergency medicine technology. 
  • Delivering the tools and resources to help emergency physicians continue their education in emergency medicine 

Information and Resources You Can Count On

VACEP makes it easier for you to practice emergency medicine and provide the highest quality care for your patients: 

  • Exclusive, free access to LLSA articles, summaries and more. 
  • Award-winning publications with the latest research and practice issues. 
  • provides clinical policies, practice resources, new and updates. 
  • From ultrasound to pediatrics, ACEP’s Sections of Membership target your interests and expertise. 
  • Chapter membership offers a home base for networking and active involvement. 
  • For no extra cost, your dues provide access to expert ACEP staff on topics such as reimbursement, medical legal, wellness, The Joint Commission, clinical matters and other practice issues. 

A Strong Focus on Physician Reimbursement

ACEP knows the challenges you face – we’re here to help with your individual practice needs and goals: 

  • ACEP represents the specialty of emergency medicine in the AMA, CPT and RUC process to advocate for fair payment for ED services. 
  • Educational material on reimbursement and coding issues such as PQRI. 
  • As a signatory society, ACEP is assisting members with compliance disputes with private payers that are violating settlement terms. 

Advocating for You and Your Patients

ACEP gives emergency physicians a strong and unified voice in Washington, speaking out on the issues that matter most to emergency physicians and their patients: 

  • ACEP’s Washington, DC, office works closely with legislators and regulators who impact emergency medicine. 
  • VACEP retains a professional lobbying firm with Lobbyist Aimee Perron Seibert focused on emergency medicine issues since 2007. 
  • ACEP’s political action committee, NEMPAC, is one of the largest and most influential PACs in organized medicine, which allows ACEP and you to impact more congressional races and represent emergency medicine as never before.
  • EMPAC/VA focuses on participation in statewide political races contributing to elected officials who understand the importance of the role emergency physicians play in Virginia’s rapidly changing healthcare system. 

ACEP Membership Requirements

Emergency physicians wishing to join the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians must join the American College of Emergency Physicians. Membership requirements are outlined in the ACEP Bylaws. ACEP Membership is available to physician emergency specialists who meet one of the following membership type requirements:

Active Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine subspecialty-training program accredited by ACGME.
  • Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine residency training program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine residency program approved by an ACEP-recognized accrediting body in a foreign country.
  • Certification by an emergency medicine certifying body recognized by ACEP.
  • Or eligible for active or international membership in the College at any time prior to the close of business December 31, 1999.

International Requirements

Available to emergency physician who is not a resident of the United States or a possession thereof, and who is licensed to practice medicine by the government where they reside and practice.

Candidate Requirements

  • Medical Student Requirements
    Available to medical students that are currently enrolled in medical school.
  • Intern Requirements
    Available to interns currently enrolled in an accredited residency program.
  • Residency Requirements
    Available to residents currently enrolled in an accredited emergency medicine residency program or an accredited residency program with a subspecialty in emergency medicine.
  • Fellowship Requirements
    Available to fellows currently enrolled in an accredited fellowship program.

For more information on eligibility requirements, call Patty Stowe at ACEP 1-800-798-1822 ext., 3149 

Sections of Membership

If you’re looking for ways to connect with your colleagues in emergency medicine, ACEP offers over 30 sections of membership which provide you the opportunity to network with other experts in the diverse areas of emergency medicine. When you choose one or more of ACEP’s sections you receive access to e-lists, online newsletters and the opportunity to participate in the section grant program.  Join an ACEP section now and find your niche in emergency medicine. 

Dues are $40 per section for regular members. Emergency medicine residents, medical students, and individuals in fellowship training programs receive a free section membership in the Young Physicians Section, may join another section of their choice for free and join additional sections for only $20 each.

Payment Options

ACEP offers several convenient payment options to fit each member’s needs.  Online payment is the quickest and easiest for most members.  Join or renew using the payment options below.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Patty Stowe at 800-798-1822 ext. 3149