Founded in 1991, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) is dedicated to furthering the education of its members in the rapidly growing specialty of emergency medicine. Through monthly meetings/laboratory sessions, members are instructed in basic techniques of emergency medicine while being given an opportunity to practice these techniques under physician supervision. Laboratory sessions include phlebotomy, intravenous catheterization, knot tying, suturing, and endotracheal intubation. Members are also given the opportunity to participate in "ride alongs" with ground ambulance units as well as shadowing physicians in the emergency department. Recognizing the need for all physicians to possess basic emergency medicine skills, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) encourages participation by all students.
Blake Drury - President
Kristina Gifft - Vice President
Jared Garner - Secretary
Thomas (Drew) VanBoening - Treasurer
Katherine Dittman - Risk Management
Amanda Waddell - National Representative
Advisor(s): Dr. Terrence McGarvey, Dr. Robert Schneider