About the Puerto Rico Chapter of ACEP

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

Founded in 1973, the chapter actively represents more than 155 emergency physicians, residents and medical students working at hospitals throughout Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico 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 ongoing legislation in San Juan, public health and safety, and disaster preparedness and response. As a member of Puerto Rico 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 email to find out how you can make a difference.

Our Mission

  • To be the voice of emergency medicine in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • 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 Puerto Rico