Benefits of Joining
The Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) is THE state medical specialty society representing more than 1,300 emergency physicians across the state. As the state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, ICEP works to support quality emergency care and represent the unique perspective of emergency medicine.
Active membership is available to licensed physicians who devote a significant portion of their time to emergency medicine and who maintain a prescribed level of continuing medical education.
Active members must also meet one of the following requirements:
- Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
- Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine subspecialty training program accredited by ACGME.
- Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine residency training program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Satisfactory completion of an emergency medicine residency program approved by an ACEP-recognized accrediting body in a foreign country.
- Certification by an emergency medicine certifying body recognized by ACEP. or
- Active membership in the College at any time prior to close of business December 31, 1999.
Annual dues of $964 include dual membership in ICEP and National ACEP. Dual membership is required.
Candidate membership is available to medical or osteopathic students, interns, and physicians participating in emergency medicine residencies or fellowships. Candidate members are encouraged to join the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association at the same time by completing the joint application for membership. Residents may join both ACEP and EMRA for low annual combined dues:
- Medical Students: $85 annually ($55 national plus $30 chapter)
- Interns, Residents, and physicians in fellowship programs: $135 annually ($105 national plus $30 chapter.
- Multiple-year membership rates are available for residents in their first year of a three-year program or in the first and second years of a four-year program. A two-year discounted rate is available for medical students. Please call 800-798-1822, press 5, for more information.
ACEP dues are nonrefundable and are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax-deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. Dues rates are subject to change based on chapter and national Board of Directors’ actions.
A $30 non-refundable fee must accompany each application for membership.
Membership Benefits & Resources
In addition to actively promoting your interests as an emergency physician, you will receive a broad range of services and benefits from ICEP, including:
ICEP represents your interests in state legislative arenas and with a wide range of health organizations.
ICEP is represented in Springfield works with our lobbying firm, which tracks all emergency medicine-related state legislation, assists ICEP in developing strategies for action, and advocates ICEP’s positions with members of the Illinois General Assembly and Administration.
Education and Career Development
ICEP is a leader in emergency medicine education and career development.
As a member, you’ll receive member rates for all chapter-sponsored programs.
ICEP also promotes research. With an active research committee, the chapter sponsors scientific paper and poster competitions.
Leadership Development and Volunteer Experiences
ICEP members are encouraged to get involved with the Chapter and cultivate leadership development by:
- Serving as a volunteer on the ICEP Board of Directors or committees.
- Serving on an ACEP committee, getting involved in a section,
- Volunteering as faculty for educational programs such as the Virtual Oral Board Review course.
- Becoming an ICEP Advocate, who responds to calls for action to contact legislators when a certain bill is being heard in committee or on the House or Senate floor.
- Participating in ICEP Advocacy Day and ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference.
- Submitting your application to be considered for an ICEP Leadership Scholarship.
You’ll receive information and support in areas that directly affect your success, including practice management, emergency medical services, reimbursement, and physician recruitment.
Staying Connected to ACEP and ICEP Communities
Illinois EPIC, is THE official quarterly publication of ICEP. Every issue includes a letter from ICEP’s President, current chapter and clinical EM news articles, classified ads with open positions, a calendar of all of ICEP’s upcoming meetings, educational programs and events, and more.
Stay connected to your membership communities via social media, in-person at conferences and events, and through ACEP’s member portal.
Learn by visiting the ACEP website:
Contact ACEP Member Services
Phone: (844) 381-0911