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ABEM Messages Regarding COVID-19 Monitoring

Apr 21, 2020

Emergency physicians are facing unprecedented circumstances related to COVID-19, and therefore ABEM is making changes to support physicians effective immediately.

  • The ConCert Exam will now be offered in an online, open-book format.

The exam will be offered in two three-week windows during 2020, 2021, and 2022 to eligible physicians.

Dates for 2020:

Summer Fall
July 27 - August 16, 2020November 2-22, 2020

View Exam Dates and Fees and Frequently Asked Questions for additional information

  • 2020 certification deadlines will be relaxed to June 2021. Physicians with certification requirements due December 31, 2020 will have until June 30, 2021 to meet requirements.

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. 

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

Residency Training Requirements 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)

Archived Statements
Continuing Certification Requirements 2020 certification deadlines will be relaxed to June 2021. 
Physicians with certification requirements due December 31, 2020 will have until June 30, 2021 to meet requirements.
ConCert Exam ConCert Exam now offered in an online, open-book format. 
This exam will be offered in two three-week windows during 2020, 2021, and 2022 to eligible physicians at no additional cost. Review Frequently Asked Questions.

Archived Statements
Spring 2020 Oral Certification 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.

Archived Statements

 

 

Audience:
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  • Program Directors
  • Become Certified