ABEM Virtual Oral Exam Starting in December 2020

Oct 14, 2020


ABEM will be offering a virtual Oral Exam in December 2020 to approximately 150-200 candidates, with larger administrations held throughout 2021. Candidates who were scheduled for the 2020 exams will be the first slated for the 2020-2021 administrations.

Features of the virtual Oral Exam:

  • There will be no triple cases.
  • There will be six, 15-minute single cases, and one new case type called the structured interview, also 15 minutes.
  • The eOral platform will not be used. Not using the eOral platform will allow us to launch the virtual exam more quickly.
  • Stimuli will be static images.
  • Total testing time will be less than three hours.
  • Content covered will be consistent with previous Oral Exams.

ABEM will hold informational webinars in November to provide more detail about the virtual Oral Exam. Additional information is available in these FAQs.

If you have any questions, please call 517.332.4800, option 1, or email Thank you for leaving one message when you contact ABEM; doing so will allow us to respond to all calls more quickly.

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