Credit For Training In Other Specialties

The ABEM Policy on Credit for Training in Other Specialties provides an opportunity for residents to receive credit for a portion of their previous Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited, non-EM primary residency training when they transfer to an ACGME-accredited, EM residency program. This could reduce the total length of a resident’s EM training.

EM program directors must submit equivalent credit requests with all required documentation to ABEM, and ABEM must approve the request, prior to the resident beginning the EM program.

How to Submit a Request for Equivalent Credit

ABEM requires the following documentation for an equivalent credit request to be complete:

  1. A completed Request for Credit for Training in Other Specialties (please fill out the form, print, have signed by program director, and return to ABEM).
  2. A copy of the non-EM certificate of completion and/or letter from the non-EM program director verifying that at least 12 months of the resident's training was successfully completed.
  3. A copy of the non-EM training program’s standard curriculum.
  4. A copy of the EM training program’s standard curriculum.

Requests may be submitted via fax, mail, or email to:

FAX: 517-332-2234

Mail:
American Board of Emergency Medicine
3000 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Email: training@abem.org

If you have specific questions or comments regarding the process for requesting equivalent credit, please contact the ABEM office at 517-332-4800 extension 388.