• EM Model

    The Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (EM Model) serves as the basis for the content specifications for all ABEM examinations. It is reviewed by the EM Model Review Task Force in the spring of each odd-numbered year. Each version of the EM Model is available in PDF format by clicking one of the links below.

    ABEM is currently using the 2011 version of the EM Model for its examinations. ABEM will use the 2013 version of the EM Model to develop examinations beginning with the fall 2016 examinations.

    In the 2013 EM Model, all changes that resulted from the 2013 EM Model Review Task Force are summarized in Figure 1. The changes have been integrated into the document and are available in Word and PDF formats.

    For a brief history of the development and maintenance of the EM Model, please click the EM Model History link here or or below.

    Citation: Counselman FL, Borenstein MA, Chisholm CD, Epter ML, Khandelwal S, Kraus CK, Luber SD, Marco CA, Promes SB, Schmitz G; for the EM Model Review Task Force, Keehbauch JN; for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The 2013 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 May;21(5):574-598. doi: 10.1111/acem.12373.


    Word Document:

    2013 EM Model

    PDF Documents:

    2013 EM Model

    2011 EM Model
    2009 EM Model
    2007 EM Model
    2005 EM Model
    2003 EM Model
    2001 EM Model
    EM Model History