It is never too early or late in your career to get involved! Whether you are a first year medical student or a fourth year resident, the RSO has leadership opportunities available to you every step of the way.
Run for an Elected Position
Are you interested in leadership? Do you want to be on the front lines of our evolving specialty? If so, serving on the RSO Board of Directors might be the place for you!
The RSO Board is made up of 14 elected positions, 4 executive board and 10 committee chairs. Elections are held yearly at Scientific Assembly. As an elected officer you are expected to be at both Spring Seminar and Scientific Assembly as well as participate on quarterly conference calls. This is a great opportunity to serve your fellow residents and students and has the potential to open many doors for your future in Emergency Medicine!
Join a Committee
ACOEP members are a phenomenal resource and what better way to network then to join a committee!
As a RSO member, you are invited to participate in the college’s wide-variety of committees! If you have a specific interest, consider applying to join a committee to get more involved. Take a moment to see which committee might suit your needs and look for a meeting at an upcoming Spring Seminar or Scientific Assembly!
The Fast Track is the official publication of the ACOEP Resident Student Organization (RSO).
See an interesting case recently? Have a specific interest? The Fast Track is a great opportunity to get published! Our publications team is always looking for more student and resident articles and will work with you to get your article ready for publication.
With our new website your article has the potential to be shared on social media and possibly even generate some FOAM med discussion. The best articles from the year are also published in The Fast Track Anthology print edition. Click here for more information.
Present Your Research
Have you seen an interesting case recently? Want to present your research on the national stage?
If the answer to either of these is yes, consider participating in one of our annual competitions!
The Foundation of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine hosts multiple case-based and research competitions for residents and students at both Scientific Assembly and Spring Seminar. This is a great way to get feedback from leaders in the field while boosting your CV!
For more competition details and deadlines click here!
Seek Local Leadership
If you are not ready to serve at the national level, consider getting involved in the RSO locally.
For students, this means joining your school’s emergency medicine interest group. Each EMIG provides EM leadership opportunities and most have an ACOEP-RSO liaison position. This is a great way to gain leadership experience and is often a stepping stone to a national position.
At the resident level, consider becoming your programs’ residency representative. Each academic year the RSO seeks out a representative at every program to serve as a liaison and help distribute important dates, deadlines and information. For more details, click here.