Acronyms List

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Acronym Meaning
AACEM Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine
AACOM American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine
AACT American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
AAEM American Academy of Emergency Medicine
AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
AAPCC American Association of Poison Control Centers
ABEM American Board of Emergency Medicine
ABMS American Board of Medical Specialties
ACEP American College of Emergency Physicians
ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ACMT American College of Medical Toxicology
ACOEP American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine
AHA American Hospital Association
AMA American Medical Association
AOA American Osteopathic Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
AOBEM American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
APD Assistant Program Director
Associate Program Director
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances & Drug Research
BLS Basic Life Support
BOS Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists
CAQ Certification of Added Qualifications
CCC Clinical Competency Committees
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CFR Certified First Responder
CIR Council of Interns & Residents
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMSS Council of Medical Specialty Societies
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
COPT Council of Postdoctoral Training
CORD Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
COSGP Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CT Computed Tomography
CV Curriculum Vitae
DMATs Disaster Medical Assistance Teams
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
ECCOPT Executive Committee of COPT
ECG Electrocardiogram
ECMO Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
ED Emergency Department
EM Emergency Medicine
EMARC Emergency Medicine Association of Residency Coordinators
EMF Emergency Medicine Foundation
EMIG Emergency Medicine Interest Group
EMRA Emergency Medicine Residents Association
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMS-MD Emergency Medical Services Physician
EMSS Emergency Medical Services System
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
EMT-B Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
EMT-P Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
EP Emergency Physician
ERAS Electronic Residency Application System
FAAEM Fellow American Academy of Emergency Medicine
FACEP Fellow American College of Emergency Physicians
FACP Fellow American College of Physicians
FAEM Foundation for Academic Emergency Medicine
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FOEM Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine
FREIDA Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database
FSMB Federation of State Medical Boards
GME Graduate Medical Education
GMEC Graduate Medical Education Committee
GPS Global Positioning System
HBO2 Hyperbaric Oxygen
HCFA Healthcare Financing Administration
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IFR Instrument Flight Rules
IR Institutional Requirements
IRC Institutional Review Committee
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
LCME Liaison Council for Medical Education
LREC Liaison Residency Endorsement Committee
MSC Medical Student Committee
MSS Medical Student Section
NACCT North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology

 

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