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ABEM Messages Regarding COVID-19 Monitoring

Mar 30, 2020

Most recent update: March 27, 2020

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 to determine what, if any, impact it may have on ABEM-related activities. ABEM recognizes that emergency physicians are on the front lines of the nation’s response, and their safety and the safety of the patients they serve is important to ABEM.

Due to the high volume of calls we are currently receiving, we ask that you please leave a voicemail (517.332.4800) or send your message to abem@abem.org. We will return all of your calls and emails as soon as possible. Thank you, and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

Residency Training RequirementsSpring 2020 ConCert ExamSpring 2020 Oral Certification Exam

Read an open letter to ABEM-certified physicians and EM residents about recent ABEM Board decisions. (March 27, 2020)

 

Effective immediately, ABEM will accommodate a two-week quarantine period without negatively affecting your eligibility. 

 

Read an open letter to Emergency Medicine residents RE: COVID, quarantine, and ABEM eligibility from ABEM President Jill M. Baren, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

 

(updated March 19, 2020)
 

Read an open letter to ABEM-certified physicians and EM residents about recent ABEM Board decisions. (March 27, 2020)

 

In light of the situation related to COVID-19, Pearson VUE has closed its testing centers until April 16, 2020. The spring administration of the ConCert Examination is therefore canceled. ABEM is currently exploring options for rescheduling, and we will share this information with you as soon as possible. 

 

Read these FAQs for more information about the cancelation of the ConCert Exam.

In recognition of travel restrictions and the potential effects on public health resulting from COVID-19, the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) has decided to cancel the administration of the spring Oral Certification Examination.

The ultimate decision to cancel the exam was made keeping the health and welfare of ABEM candidates, examiners, and their patients in the forefront of our minds.

ABEM is currently developing options for candidates who are scheduled for the exam and we will share this information with them as soon as possible. We will refund your exam fee, and you can re-register and re-pay your fees when a decision is made about your future exam date.
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