Become an ABEM Director

ABEM is currently soliciting nominations for two ABEM directors to be elected in February 2020 with terms to begin July 2020. The director positions are for one at-large seat from the Emergency Medicine community-at-large, and one seat from a slate of nominees provided by the American Medical Association. 

To submit nominations for the at-large director seat please follow the steps below for submitting a nomination. 

Nominee Criteria

  • Be a graduate of an ACGME-accredited EM residency program.
  • Be ABEM certified for ten or more years.
  • Show active involvement in organized EM. Ideally, this will include experience as an ABEM writer, oral examiner, or appointed representative.
  • Be involved in the clinical practice of EM.
  • Participate in the ABEM continuing certification process.

Related Information

Submit a Nomination

To submit a Director nomination to ABEM, please send the following documentation to nominations@abem.org no later than December 1, 2019.

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (from someone other than the nominee, no more than two)
  • Letter of Willingness to Serve (from Nominee)

ABEM directors review and maintain high standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Directors are ABEM-certified and may serve as examiners or question writers for ABEM certification exams. Directors also serve by representing ABEM to other organizations.

New directors are elected to their position by current board members. They serve four-year terms, and are eligible to serve up to two consecutive terms.

When selecting new directors, the Board looks for the following traits in nominees:

  • The skills and knowledge necessary to serve as a positive leader
  • An interest in the examination process
  • A strong belief in the value of the specialty and continual learning (ABEM MOC)
  • Experience working with outside organizations
  • The ability to talk about core issues and ideas
  • A passion for the Board's mission and vision