Become an ABEM Director

ABEM's call for nominations has closed for the year. ABEM encourages nominations from across the Emergency Medicine community. 

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

In addition, ABEM has identified the following traits that the BOD is seeking in new Directors. They include:

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

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.

The ABEM Nominating Committee will review all nominations and prepare a slate of candidates for consideration by the BOD at its February 2021 meeting. The newly elected director will be invited to attend the July 2021 Board of Directors meeting as an observer and will be seated at the close of that meeting for a four-year term. Directors may serve up to two, four-year terms.

Submit a Nomination

For each physician nominated, the BOD must receive the following items by October 30, 2020

Nomination Form
Please complete the Director Nomination Form. The form should be completed electronically and may not be altered in any way. 
Nominator Form
Nominees are required to have at least one nominator complete the Nominator Form. 

All documents must be completed electronically and submitted. All items must be received by October 30, 2020, or the nominee’s materials will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for this election. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen C. Ruff, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer, at