In-training Examination Description
The in-training examination is a comprehensive examination that covers the breadth of Emergency Medicine. It is a single-session written examination containing 225 multiple-choice questions and takes about 4.5 hours to complete.
Questions are drawn from The Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, which defines the universe of the specialty. All questions are written by a group of emergency physicians with special training in question writing. New questions pass through an extensive series of reviews, followed by field-testing. Because of this, a question may take two to three years from inception to appearance on an in-training examination as a validated question.