About the District of Columbia Chapter

DC ACEP is the local chapter of national ACEP, the American College of Emergency Physicians. DC ACEP exists to support the availability of high-quality emergency medical services to all patients within the district of DC, and to advocate for our members, our patients and our specialty.

Founded in 1975, the chapter actively represents more than 325 emergency physicians, residents and medical students working at hospitals throughout DC. DC ACEP is a diverse and democratic organization that promotes and preserves the integrity and independence of emergency medicine.

We are actively involved in a wide range of issues that matter to emergency physicians and our patients, including emergency medical services, public health and safety, and disaster preparedness and response. As a member of DC ACEP, you are making sure your voice is heard by state lawmakers. You are also learning about issues that affect you and your patients and you are contributing to the advancement of your specialty.

Would you like to get involved with us on matters that affect you and your patients on a daily basis? Join now or if you are already a member, contact us via e-mail to find out how you can make a difference.

Our Mission

  • To be the voice of emergency medicine in the District
  • To increase respect in the house of medicine by providing leadership at the local and national levels
  • To respond to the practice needs of our members through education, information, and advocacy
  • To provide a forum for social interaction and networking with other emergency physicians from around the District