Acronyms List

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Acronym Meaning Website
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  
AHME Association for Hospital Medical Education
AMA American Medical Association

AOA American Osteopathic Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
AOBEM American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine  
APD Associate/Assistant Program Director  
ATLS Advanced Trauma Life Support  
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances & Drug Research  
AWLS Advanced Wilderness Life Support  
AY Academic Year  
BLS Basic Life Support  
BOS Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists  
CAQ Certification of Added Qualifications  
CCC Clinical Competency Committees  
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  
CDEM Clerkship Directors in Emergence Medicine

CFR Certified First Responder  
CIR Council of Interns & Residents  
CLER Clinical Learning Environment Review  
CME Continuing Medical Education  
CMSS Council of Medical Specialty Societies  
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act  
COMLEX Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination
COPT Council of Postdoctoral Training  
CORD Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
COSGP Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents  
CPC Clinical Pathologic Case
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  
CT Computed Tomography  
CV Curriculum Vitae  
DMATs Disaster Medical Assistance Teams  
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine  
ECCOPT Executive Committee of COPT  
ECFMG Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
ECG Electrocardiogram  
EMARC Emergency Medicine Association of Residency Coordinators
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  
EPA Entrustable Professional Activity  
ERAS Electronic Residency Application System
ESLOE CORD eSLOE (Standardized letter of evaluation)
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  
FCVS Federation of State Medical Boards
FDA Food and Drug Administration  
FOEM Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine  
FMG Foreign Medical Education  
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  
IMG International Medical Graduate  
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  
NBME National Board of Medical Examiners
NBOME National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
NP Nurse Practicioner  
NRMP National Residency Match Program
PA Physician Assistant  
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support  
PDSA Plan Do Study Act  
PEC Program Evaluation Committee  
PGY Post Graduate Year  
PIF Program information Forms  
PLA Program Letter of Agreement  
PMP Prescription Monitoring Program  
PRAT Post Residency Assessment Taskforce (Annual Graduate and Employer Survey)
RRC Residency Review Committee  
SAEM Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
SDOT Standardized Direct Observational Assessment Tool  
SLOE Standardized Letter of Evaluation
TAGME Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education  
USMLE United States Medical Licensing Examination


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