• Other News & Announcements

    The 2015 spring oral certification examination was administered April 25-27, 2015. Results were mailed June 5, 2015. To allow physicians time to receive those results, no status verifications will be available until June 19. (6/5/2015)

    The 2015 Medical Toxicology LLSA test and associated, optional CME activity are now available. Please log in to access the activities. (6/1/2015)

    The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cognitive Expertise Examination was administered March 1-31, 2015, and results were mailed May 5.
    (5/5/2015)

    The spring 2015 issue of the ABEM Memo is now available. Click here to read it. (4/29/2015)

    ABEM is sponsoring a photo contest open to all EM residents and fellows. More information is available here.
    (4/21/2015)

    The certification application cycle for initial certification in Emergency Medicine opened April 15, 2015. Click here for more information. (4/17/2015)

    Participants in the Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians (LSEP) may access the 2015 surveys for EM physicians, retired physicians, and those working in alternate occupations by clicking here.
     (4/17/2015)

    The 2015 issue of Special Focus - Program Directors is now available and can be accessed here
    (4/13/2015)

    The results of the 2015 In-training Examination were mailed Friday, April 10, and should have arrived at programs by Tuesday, April 14.
    (4/13/2015)

    The IOM has begun soliciting nominations for the first ABEM EM Fellowship. Additional details are available on the ABEM website, as well as on the IOM website.
    (4/7/2015)

    The 2015 EM LLSA test and optional CME activity is now available. Please log in to access the test and activity. 
    (4/1/2015)

    A new section of the website provides Information for Oral Certification Candidates, including information about the new eOral formatcandidate orientation video, and sample cases
    (3/26/2015)

    The 2016 EMS LLSA Reading List is available and can be accessed
    here.
    (2/27/2014)

    At its winter meeting, the ABEM Board of Directors elected, Deepi G. Goyal, M.D. and Ramon W. Johnson, M.D., as new members. Read the press release here. (2/23/2015)

    ABEM is currently accepting applications for a Director of Medical Affairs. Additional information about the position and how to apply can be found here. (2/20/2015)

    For 2012, 2013, and 2014, emergency physicians will have received an estimated $3.25 million in additional Medicare reimbursement as a result of the PQRS MOC added incentive bonus. Read more here.
    (2/17/2015)


    The 2015 EMS application cycle will run from January 15, 2015, through July 15, 2015. Click here for the application.
    (1/15/2015)

    The Internal Medicine-Critical Care Certification Examination was administered November 11, 2014. Results were mailed January 9, 2015. Those who took the examination can see their scores by logging in to ABEM MOC Online.
     (1/9/2015)

    The Qualifying Examination was administered November 17-22, 2014. Results will be mailed on December 29, 2014. Candidates who took the examination can see their scores online by logging in to their ABEM Personal Page. 
    Click here for more information. (12/22/2014)


    The The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Recertification Examination was administered November 9, 2014. Results were mailed December 19. Diplomates who took the examination can see their scores by logging in to ABEM MOC Online. 
    (12/22/2014)

    The Sports Medicine Certification Examination was administered November 10-15, 2014. Results were mailed December 18, 2014. Diplomates who took the examination can see their scores by logging in to ABEM MOC Online. 
    (12/18/2014)

    The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Examination was administered October 2, 2014. Results were mailed December 15, 2014. Diplomates who took the examination can see their scores by logging in to ABEM MOC Online. 
    (12/16/2014)

    The 2014 Medical Toxicology Certification Examination October 24, 2014, and the Medical Toxicology Maintenance of Certification Examination was administered November 17, 2014. Results for both were mailed December 12. Diplomates who took the examination can see their scores by logging in to either ABEM MOC Online or their Medical Toxicology Maintenance of Certification account.
     (12/12/2014)

    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Certification Examination was administered October 5-16, 2014. Results were mailed December 9, 2014. Diplomates who took the examination can see their scores by logging in to ABEM MOC Online. 
    (12/9/2014)

    An ABEM statement in support of the development of a quality measure reporting registry for emergency physicians can be viewed here
    (12/5/2014)

    The Pediatric Emergency Medicine recertification examination was administered August 15 - September 30, 2014. The results were mailed November 18, 2014.
    (11/18/2014)

    The 2014 fall oral certification examination was administered September 20-22, 2014. Results were mailed October 27, 2014.
    (10/27/2014)

    The 2014 ConCert™ examination was administered September 8–13, 2014, at Pearson VUE professional testing centers. The results were mailed October 23, 2014. Diplomates who took the examination can see their scores by logging in to ABEM MOC Online. Click here for instructions and additional information. 
    (10/23/2014)

    Links to websites containing information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Ebola can be found here
    (10/21/2014)

    An open letter from ABEM President, Francis L. Counselman, M.D., to ABEM diplomates can be accessed here.
    (10/17/2014)

    The fall 2014 issue of the ABEM Memo is now available.
     Click here to read it. (10/17/2014)

    The 2014 Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine recertification examination was administered on August 28, 2014. Results were mailed on October 7, 2014. (10/10/2014) 

    The 2016 EM LLSA Reading List is now available. 
    Click here to view it. (10/7/2014)

    The qualifying examination Information for Candidates booklet is now available. Click here to read it. (10/2/2014)

    The 2014 PQRS MOC Additional Incentive Payment webinar is now available. To access it, please click here. (9/29/2014)

    The 2014 Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine certification examination was administered on August 9, 2014. Results were mailed on Friday, September 17. (9/17/2014)

    You can now attest to your CME requirement for MOC. To do so, log in to the ABEM website with your ABEM User ID and password, click on “ABEM MOC Online,” and then “Report/View CME Activity” from the left navigation bar. Click here for more information about the CME requirement for MOC. (9/16/2014)

    ABEM Immediate-Past-President James H. Jones, M.D., and ACEP Council Speaker Kevin Klauer, D.O., recently had a conversation about the new PS-LLSA activity. Click here to watch the video. (8/22/2014)

    The summer 2014 Sports Medicine certification and recertification examinations were administered July 16-19. Results were mailed on Friday, August 22, 2014.  
    (8/22/2014) 

    The oral certification examination Information for Candidates booklet is now available. Click here to read it. 
    (8/21/2014)

    The 2014 ConCert™ Information for Candidates book is now available. Click here to read it. (8/13/2014)

    At its summer meeting, the ABEM Board of Directors elected Francis L. Counselman, M.D., as President, and Barry N. Heller, M.D., as President-Elect. Click the links to read the related press releases. (8/11/2014)

    The 2013-14 issue of the ABEM Annual Report is now available. Click here to view it. (7/23/2014)

    The 2014 Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine recertification examination was administered on May 11 and June 18. Results were mailed on Friday, July 18, 2014. (7/21/2014)

    A video discussing ABEM's accomplishments during 2013-14 is now available. Click here to view it. (7/21/2014) 

    ABEM is recognizing physicians who have marked 30 or more years of being board certified in Emergency Medicine with a special certificate. Click here to read the press release; view list of recipients here. (7/17/2014)

    The 2014 ABEM Maintenance of Certification Policies and Procedures book is now available. The publication outlines the current policies, requirements, and procedures of the ABEM MOC Program. (7/1/2014)

    Registration for the 2014 PQRS MOC Added Incentive Payment is now available. You can access registration by logging in to your Personal Page on ABEM MOC Online. More information about the PQRS Added Incentive Payment can be found here(6/2/2014)

    The 2014 EMS LLSA activity is now available. Those who opt for the associated CME activity will earn 13 CME credits for successful completion of the activity. You can access the EMS LLSA and associated CME activity from the EMS MOC Online page. (6/1/2014)

    ABEM Past President, John C. Moorhead, M.D., has been elected Chair Elect of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Click here to read the press release. (5/30/2014)

    The 2013 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (EM Model) is now available. Click here for more information. (5/21/2014)

    The 2014 spring oral certification examination was administered April 5-7, 2014. Results were mailed on May 13, 2014. (5/13/2014)

    The ABEM Patient Safety LLSA and optional CME activity are now available. Read the FAQs(5/5/2014)

    ABEM conducted a webinar for EM program coordinators on April 30, 2014. To view the webinar and access the associated materials, please click here. (5/5/2014)

    The Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) co-sponsorship of the subspecialty of Pain Medicine. Read more here. (4/25/2014)

    The Certification Policies and Procedures book and the Certification Quick Start Guide can assist you with the EM certification application process. For additional information about the EM certification application process, please click here. (4/25/2014)

    The 2011 LLSA retired on March 31, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you registered and paid for the 2011 LLSA before it expired, you will have access to the test for five years after registration. (3/25/2014)

    The EMS subspecialty certification examination was administered October 23-25, 2013. Results were mailed on January 8, 2014. Mailing of the results were delayed for two days due to extreme weather conditions. (1/8/2014)

    Severe weather caused power outages at ABEM headquarters between December 23-27, 2014. Because of the disruption in services, all December 31, 2013, deadlines for completing MOC activities and PQRS MOC Additional Incentive Payment requirements were extended to January 10, 2014, 11:59 p.m., EST.
    (12/24/13)

    On Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, ABEM conducted systems maintenance. During that time, the website and all of ABEM’s online functions, including ABEM MOC Online, were not accessible. Email to and from ABEM was not affected, although delivery of messages could have been delayed. (12/19/2013)

    A short informational video about the eOral format is available here. (11/26/2013)

    An important clarification about the eligibility criteria for diplomates who started ACCM training in July 2013 is available
    here. (11/14/2013)

    The 2015 LLSA Reading List is now available. Click here to view it. (10/3/2013)

    A tutorial demonstrating how to register for the PQRS MOC Additional Incentive Payment is now available in the Tutorial section of the ABEM website. Click here to view it. (9/19/2013)

    The 2014 EMS LLSA Reading List is now available. Click here to view it.

    ABEM diplomates can seek certification in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine. Click here for more information.

    Surgical Critical Care

    Clinical Informatics is an approved subspecialty.

    2012 Core Content of Medical Toxicology

    MCQ Pilot

    Examination Results

    Residency programs can access LLSA tests for educational purposes. Click here for more information. (3/4/2013)

    The New England Journal of Medicine published an article titled, “Ensuring Physicians’ Competence – Is Maintenance of Certification the Answer?” Read more about it here. (1/21/2013)

    Learn how to attest to your APP PI activities; click here to view the tutorial. (12/18/2012)

    Read the Primer on ABEM MOC PI Activities. (11/27/12)

    Questions about board eligibility? Click here to read the FAQs.

    The 2012 Core Content of Medical Toxicology, which will be the basis for the Medical Toxicology certification and cognitive expertise examinations beginning in 2014, has been published. Click here for more information.

    Organizations that would like to offer APP activities to ABEM diplomates can now apply to do so. Click here for more information and a link to the application form.

    A Patient Experience of Care survey form is available for download by clicking here.

    Increase in the Number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Available for Achieving Certification and Maintaining Certification