• New Mexico ACEP

    New Mexico ACEP is the local chapter of national ACEP, the American College of Emergency Physicians. New Mexico ACEP exists to support its members through educational and leadership activities, foster and promote the practice of quality emergency medicine, and serve as an advocate for public health and the rights of patients to receive quality emergency care within the state of New Mexico.

    Founded in 1975, the chapter actively represents more than 165 emergency physicians, residents and medical students working at hospitals throughout New Mexico. New Mexico 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 New Mexico ACEP, you are making sure your voice is heard by state lawmakers. You are also learning about issues that affect you and your patients. Ultimately, you are contributing to the advancement of your specialty.

    The Board of Directors has identified values that serve as the guiding principles for the specialty of emergency medicine. These values, and the objectives that follow, are the foundation of ACEP’s planning processes, as well as council and board actions.
  • Values

    The values of the College are:

    • Quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services.
    • There is a body of knowledge unique to emergency medicine that requires continuing refinement and development.
    • Physicians entering the practice of emergency medicine should be residency trained in emergency medicine.
    • Quality emergency medicine is best practiced by qualified, credentialed emergency physicians.
    • The best interests of patients are served when emergency physicians practice in a fair, equitable, and supportive environment.
    • Emergency physicians have the responsibility to play the lead roles in the definition, management, evaluation, and improvement of quality emergency care.
  • Save the Date!!

    Mark your calendar to attend the New Mexico Chapter ACEP Quarterly Meeting. The meeting will be held at

    6:00 pm on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Rio Chama, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Sylvia Lyon at your earliest convenience.

    Annual Legislative Day
    Thursday, February 2, 2017


    10:00 am Meet at GAMA parking lot, 7770 Jefferson NE 
    10:30 am Vans depart for Santa Fe
    12:00 pm      Lunch at Rio Chama, Santa Fe
      2:00 pm Meetings with legislators at Roundhouse
      5:00 pm Reception for GAMA Members
      6:00 pm Vans depart for Albuquerque

    The deadline to register for the Annual Legislative Day is Monday, January 30, 2017. Click here to use this link to register. 
    Contact GAMA at 505-821-4583 if you have any questions.