Combined Training Programs

ABEM, in cooperation with other ABMS Member Boards, has approved training models that identify overlapping training acceptable to the Boards, that reduce the total training time to five or six years, depending on the combined training program.

Approved Combined Training Programs

Emergency Medicine/Aerospace Medicine

  • Guidelines
  • Application for New Program (pending)

Emergency Medicine/Anesthesiology

Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine

Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine

Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine/Critical Care Medicine

Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics

Addiction Medicine/Medical Toxicology

For a complete list of all combined training programs, visit the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education website

How to Calculate Training Positions

Example of how to calculate training positions

ABEM’s Philosophy on Combined Training Programs

Proposals for new combined training programs should support an established career path that a significant number of individuals have already pursued, rather than seek to establish a new career path to attract individuals. ABEM has established a process for reviewing suggested new combined training opportunities.

Applications for new combined training programs are reviewed and approved by the participating Boards. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education does not have a process in place to review and accredit most combined training programs; thus, this accreditation is the responsibility of the specialty Board.

If you have additional questions, please call 517-332-4800, option 3, or email