• EM Model History

    Development and Maintenance of
    The Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine

    The Core Content Task Force II created and endorsed the 2001 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (EM Model) as published in the June 2001 Annals of Emergency Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine.

    The 2003 EM Model Review Task Force reviewed the 2001 EM Model, as requested by the Core Content Task Force II. Their work was published in the June 2005 Annals of Emergency Medicine and the June 2005 Academic Emergency Medicine.

    The 2005 EM Model Review Task Force conducted the second review of the EM Model. Their work is published in the October 2006 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine and online-only in Annals of Emergency Medicine.

    The 2007 EM Model Review Task Force conducted the third review of the EM Model. Their work is published in Annals of Emergency Medicine [Ann Emerg Med. 2008; 52:e1-e17] and Academic Emergency Medicine.

    The 2009 EM Model Review Task Force conducted the fourth review of the EM Model. Their work is published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. May 2011;(57):526-534, and Academic Emergency Medicine: Perina, D. G., Beeson, M. S., Char, D. M., Counselman, F. L., Keim, S. M., McGee, D. L., Rosen, C. L., Sokolove, P. E. and Tantama, S. S. 2011. The 2007 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine: The 2009 Update. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18: e8–e26. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00962.x http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00962.x/abstract. Accessed June 14, 2011.

    The 2011 EM Model Review Task Force conducted the fifth review of the EM Model. Their work is built on the original 2001 EM Model and the subsequent four revisions. The 2011 EM Model is published in July 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine online only.

    The EM Model was created through the collaboration of the following six organizations:

    • American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
    • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
    • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)
    • Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA)
    • Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM)
    • Society for Academic Emergency Meidicne (SAEM)

    The EM Model is presented as a Word document so that its contents can be used to create new documents to serve individual organizational needs. This may include developing future medical school and residency curricula, certification examination specifications, continuing education objectives, research agendas, residency program review requirements, and other documents necessary for the functional operation of the specialty of Emergency Medicine.

    The organizations that collaborated to develop the EM Model stress that work products that are created from the EM Model may not be presented as the official EM Model. Please give appropriate credit to the EM Model, where appropriate, in the products you create.