Professional Organizations and Societies

What is the emergency medicine SDN?

The Emergency Medicine Student Doctor Network is a non-profit educational website with a single mission: help students become doctors by encouraging, impressing and providing insights and resources in the years from high school to practice.

The Student Doctor Network is one of the most active and supportive communities. Many of the members started as undergraduates and are now practicing doctors in every field of medicine and healthcare. Members generate thousands, if not millions, of posts which can be accessed by students, residents and doctors who are trying to reach some level of doctoral-level specialty career.

Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA)

The Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association is a professional organization that serves as the voice for emergency medicine physicians in-training.

EMRA helps support physicians in residency by offering educational resources, mentorship, publications and leadership opportunities. Membership offers access to publications and podcasts that help further educate emergency department physicians.

EMRA connects students with sources of student loan funding and provides students with the educational tools to help them prepare for the future.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is a professional organization representing more than 38,000 emergency physicians, emergency medicine residents and medical students. ACEP promotes high-quality emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public.

ACEP strives to advance emergency medicine through funding research, development of evidence-based clinical policies, providing public education and disaster preparedness, providing industry-leading continuing medical education through conferences, online training, new magazines and professional reference and publishing Annals of Emergency Medicine, a leading peer-reviewed scientific journal. The group also advocates on a state and local level for regulations related to emergency room care.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

The American Hospital Association’s central mission is to promote good health around the country. It is a professional organization, advocacy group and a standard-bearer for what defines good healthcare.

The AHA has more than 5,000 member organizations across the country, as well as nearly 37,000 individuals. As a professional organization, the American Hospital Association provides certification, training, seminars and other educational resources to members.

As an advocacy group, the AHA gives hospitals a voice in Washington D.C. when it comes to healthcare -related regulations. They advocate for hospital regulations and in legislative and legal situations.

As a thought leader in the healthcare industry, the AHA is one of the notable forces behind disseminating new information on healthcare issues. Being a member, either as a hospital, healthcare facility, or individual, provides a number of benefits and protections that come from being a part of such an expansive network.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is the largest full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NP), representing more than 248,000 NPs across the country in all medical specialties.

AANP, The Voice of NPs, empowers all NPs to advance quality healthcare through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership. The organization’s five core values include integrity, excellence, professionalism, leadership and service.

AANP provides resources and continuing education experiences to improve, optimize and standardize professional performance – including exemplary CE programs and accreditation to clinical toolkits and a variety of preparation resources.

AANP is dedicated to promoting excellence in NPs credibility and professional development. This includes creating on-going clinical guidelines which help develop and measure the quality of the outcomes of NPs care with ongoing analysis and improvement guided by their previous performance.

American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)

The American Academy of Physician Associates is the national professional society for physician associates (PA), representing more than 123,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in the United States and all U.S. territories.

AAPA’s mission is to lead the profession and empower the members to advance their careers and enhance patient health. The society advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA commits to four main values: leadership and service, unity and teamwork, accountability and transparency and excellence and equity. The society works to develop professional growth, overall hospital excellence and recognition of PAs who work there. AAPA also enhances their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is a professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives and leaders from hospitals, health systems and healthcare organizations around the world. ACHE has 78 established membership chapters which provide networking, education and career development at the local level. ACHE offers the opportunity to earn the prestigious FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and demonstrates the credentialed member is a master in the industry.

American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is a certification board for physicians who specialized in emergency medicine. The ABEM is one of 24 specialties who make up the American Board of Medical Specialties.

The ABEM is a leading voice in the industry. Beyond certification, the ABEM also offers conferences, research forums and other resources for physicians specializing in emergency medicine. The ABEM participates in initiatives involving other professional organizations focused on emergency medicine.

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP)

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) is a professional organization representing more than 5,000 attending physicians, residents and medical students who practice osteopathic emergency medicine. The organization exists to promote the interest of osteopathic emergency medicine, support quality care in the emergency department and support the implementation and development of osteopathic emergency medicine education and practice.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest association of practicing physicians, medical students and residents, both MDs and DOs, in the Nation across all specialties. The organization promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. It advocates for the interest of its physician members and publishes research through JAMA Network and other publications to help the advancement of public health.