Acronyms

List of Acronyms in Emergency Medicine:  The Medical Student Survival Guide

AACEM

Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine

AACOM

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

AACT

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

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 Physicians

AHA

American Hospital Association

AMA

American Medical Association

AOA

American Osteopathic Association

AOA

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

AOBEM

American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine

ATA

atmospheric absolute

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Drug Research

BLS

basic life support

BOS

Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists

CAQ

certification of added qualifications

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFR

certified first responder

CIR

Council of Interns and 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

ECCOPT

Executive Committee of COPT

ECG

electrocardiogram

ECMO

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

ED

emergency department

EM

emergency medicine

EMF

Emergency Medicine Foundation

EMIG

emergency medicine interest group

EMS

emergency medical services

EMS-MD

emergency medical services physician

EMSS

emergency medical services system

EMT

emergency medical techniciation

EMTALA

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

EMT-B

emergency medical technician – basic

EMT-P

emergency medical technician – paramedic

EP

emergency phician

ERAS

Electronic Residency Application System

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

Health Care Financing Administration

ICU

intensive care unit

IFR

instrument flight rules

IR

institutional requirements

IRC

Institutional Review Committee

ISP

Internet service provider

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

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NDMS

National Disaster Medical System

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NP

nurse practitioner

NRMP

National Residency Match Program

OEMR

osteopathic emergency medicine residency

OIG

Office of Inpector General

OPTI

Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute

ORR

Organization of Resident Representatives

PA

physician assistant

PALS

pediatric advanced life support

PIF

program information forms

RN

registered nurse

RRC-EM

Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine

SAEM

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

SEMPA

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

SLOR

standard letter of recommendation

SOMA

Student Osteopathic Medical Association

STEM

Society for Teachers of Emergency Medicine

UA/EMS

University Association for Emergency Medical Services

UAEM

University Association of Emergency Medicine

USAR

urban search and rescue

USMLE

United States Medical Licensing Examination