Become a PedsEM Subboard Member

Call for Nominations

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PedsEM) Subboard is seeking one ABEM-certified physician member to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Subboard. ABEM encourages nominations from emergency physicians who have achieved subspecialty certification in PedsEM. The physician filling this position will begin their six-year term January 1, 2024. The nominations period will close February 3, 2023.

Nominee Criteria

  • Be certified in EM for a minimum of five years before the initial term begins
  • Be a graduate of an ACGME-accredited fellowship in PedsEM
  • Be certified in PedsEM
  • Be actively involved in the clinical practice of PedsEM
  • Participate fully in continuing certification
  • If the diplomate has maintained EM certification., the following criteria must be met:
    • Be certified in EM
    • Be actively involved in the clinical practice of EM
    • Actively participate in the ABEM EM continuing certification process at the same level as required of all ABEM diplomates 

PedEM Subboard Member Roles and Responsibilities


  • Write questions for the examinations based on specific item writing assignments, which are usually completed within two to three months
  • Submit HIPAA-compliant graphics and videos for use on examinations
  • Participate in conference calls and webinars to review items, conduct key validation, establish the passing standard, conduct form review, and other functions as needed
  • Review and revise questions as a subject matter expert prior to the in-person meeting
  • Attend the annual in-person meeting of the subboard in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Participate in the evaluation and feedback system for all subboard members

Requirements and Terms of Service

  • Appointees must maintain certification in the appropriate subspecialty through the term of service (subboard members are not required to maintain their general pediatrics certification)
  • Appointees must be able to serve six-year, non-renewable terms
  • Appointees must be able to participate in a remote orientation process taking place approximately 6 months prior to the first year of the term.
  • Appointees will receive reimbursement for travel expenses as well as honoraria for each meeting day
  • Appointees must comply with the ABP’s Conflict of Interest policy and the ABP’s Volunteer Code of Conduct.
  • Per the Confidentiality Policy, appointees must keep all information confidential specifically determined to be sensitive or proprietary, or generally considered to be matters of confidence

Time Commitment

Overall time commitment inclusive of meetings and travel: 2-10 hours per month plus a three-day meeting in December, alternating virtually and in-person each year.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As part of all ABEM call for nominations processes, diversity, equity, and inclusion is highlighted as important part of nomination processes. The following DEI statement will be highlighted in the nomination materials:

The principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity are critical to ABEM’s fulfillment of its mission to ensuring the highest standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. ABEM promotes an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion, and equity acknowledging that different perspectives and cultures all contribute to better ideas and solutions for ABEM’s complex challenges. For its volunteers, ABEM seeks representation based on age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, geographic location, veteran or military status, immigration status, and disability. ABEM encourages nominations of emergency physicians in all types of clinical settings, including community practice locations.

Nominees will be asked to update their demographic information in the ABEM portal. The demographic information from the ABEM portal will be provided to the Examination Committee members as part of the review process.


Nomination forms will be accepted until February 3, 2023.
Nomination Form

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