ABEM Subspecialists No Longer Required to Maintain EM Certification

Oct 02, 2018

Physicians certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) who also hold an ABEM-issued subspecialty certificate are no longer required to maintain their core Emergency Medicine (EM) certification as long as they are participating in an ABEM-accepted Maintenance of Certification Program. ABEM believes that physicians who continue to practice Emergency Medicine in addition to their subspecialty should continue to maintain their EM certification. Acceptable MOC programs include:

  • The ABEM EM MOC Program
  • An ABEM subspecialty-specific MOC program
  • An MOC program of another ABMS Member Board that includes Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLS) and Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP) components

ABEM also worked with the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) to allow physicians certified in Addiction Medicine and Clinical Informatics to let their EM certification lapse if they are no longer practicing EM.

Physicians with questions are encouraged to contact ABEM at 517.332.4800, ext 387, or subspecialties@abem.org.

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