Is Your EM Fellowship Program Recognized?

The American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) recognizes teaching hospitals and medical schools that offer distinguished emergency medicine fellowships for primary care physicians. Completion of an AAEP-approved program enables graduate fellows to apply for certification with the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM).

The Initiative

Teaching hospitals and medical schools that offer emergency medicine fellowships can receive recognition through the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) Emergency Medicine Fellowship Recognition Program. The AAEP’s program provides recognition to specific fellowships that have achieved a level of training for physicians to demonstrate competency and mastery of the specialty.

Fostering Excellence

Completion of an approved fellowship is one of the criteria physicians must satisfy in order to apply for board certification with the BCEM, which is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), a recognized choice for physician board certification. When graduate fellows earn BCEM certification, they become recognized as qualified emergency medicine physicians, positioning themselves as leaders in the healthcare community and broadening their opportunities for career advancement.

Dr-Lamsen
Leonard Lamsen, MD
Program Director – University of Tennessee at Knoxville
"To gain recognition from the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, a fellowship program must demonstrate rigorous requirements and be able to continually demonstrate them to maintain recognition. Because of this, AAEP recognized fellowship programs not only attract the best candidates, but also ensure a level of training and recognition that fellows can carry with them for the rest of their careers."

Institutional Considerations

To be recognized by the AAEP, teaching hospitals or medical schools must meet several requirements, including demonstrated proof that participating physicians work under the supervision of faculty members who are experienced in all aspects of emergency medicine; appropriate program organization for the conduct of medical education in a scholarly environment; demonstrated commitment to excellence in both education and medical care; appropriate leadership and resources to ensure that the educational requirements can be met, and regular assessments to demonstrate that the quality of the educational program is maintained.

Applying for Review

Institutional leaders who are interested in receiving AAEP recognition for their emergency medicine fellowships can contact emgtp@aapsus.org or (813) 433-2277, to learn more about the AAEP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Recognition Program. For a complete list of AAEP-approved fellowships, or for more information about the BCEM, contact the ABPS today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email emgtp@aapsus.org or call (813) 433-2277 to request an application for approval of your Emergency Medicine Fellowship.

The AAEP’s fellowship recognition program provides recognition to specific fellowships that have achieved a level of training for physicians to demonstrate competency and mastery of the specialty. Completion of an recognized fellowship is also one of the criteria for physicians to take the board certification exam with the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM).

You may advertise to fellows that you are in the application stages, and if approved, that they are eligible to apply to become board certified by the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM).

Application fee: $12,500 – This is due with the submission of your application.

Initial Inspection fee: $5,000 – The facility is also expected to cover all the economy travel and accommodations for up to three (3) on-site evaluators.

Annual Facility fee: $3,500 – This fee covers some of the continuing and recurring management and governance expenses incurred by the AAPS to fully support the Graduate Training Program sites.

Recurring Two-Year Site Inspection fee: The facility is expected to cover all the economy travel and accommodations for up to three (3) on-site evaluators. There is also a $5,000 inspection fee that will be due and payable every two (2) years after the first initial approval for each facility.