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vi. List of Abbreviations

List of Abbreviations

AAEM: American Academy of Emergency Medicine
AAEM/RSA: American Academy of Emergency Medicine / Residents’ and Students’ Association
ACEP: American College of Emergency Physicians
ACGME: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
AEM: Academic Emergency Medicine
AFEM: African Federation of Emergency Medicine
AfCEM: African Conference in Emergency Medicine
AfJEM: African Journal of Emergency Medicine
AOI: Areas of Interest
AMSA: American Medical Students Association
ASTMH: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
CDC: Center for Disease Control
CTropMed: Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health
CV: Curriculum vitae
DTMH: Degree in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
ED: Emergency department
EIS: Epidemic Interlligence Service
EM: Emergency Medicine
EMR: Electronic Medical Record
EMRA: Emergency Medicine Residents' Association
EMS: Emergency Medical system
EPi: Emergency Physicians International
EuSEM: European Society of Emergency Medicine
EuJEM: European Journal of Emergency Medicine
FB: Foreign body
FTE: Full time equivalent
GECC: Global Emergency Care Collaborative
GEM: Global Emergency Medicine
GEMA: Global Emergency Medicine Academy
GEMLR: Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review
GH: Global Health
GME: Graduate medical education
GPS: Global Positioning System
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus
IEFMC: International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium
IEM: International Emergency Medicine
IFEM: International Federation of Emergency Medicine
IFMSA: International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
IMC: International Medical Corps
IRC: International Rescue Committee
IVCP: International Certificate of Vaccination
JEM: Journal of Emergency Medicine
LGBT: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans
LMIC: Low and Middle Income Countries
LOR: Letter of recommendation
MDG: Millennium Development Goals
MSGH: Masters of Science of Global Health
MSF: Médécins sans Frontières
N95: Respirator that filters at least 95% of airborne particles but not resistant to oil
NGO: Non-governmental organization
NMO: National member organizations
NPO: Mon-profit organization
ORS: Oral rehydration salts
PD: Program director
PE: Physical exam
PEM: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
PEP: Post exposure prophylaxis
PI: Principal investigator
PIH: Partners in health
PPE: Personal protective equipment
RRC: Residency Review Committee
SAEM: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
sidHARTe: Systems Improvement at District Hospitals and Regional Training of Emergency Care
STEP: Smart Traveler enrollment Program
TD: Traveler’s diarrhea
UNICEF: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
USD: United States Dollar
UCSF: University of San Fransisco
UCLA: University of California Los Angeles
WADEM: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
WHO: World Health Organization
YF: Yellow Fever