• Longitudinal Study of Emergency Medicine Residents (LSEMR)

    The American Board of Emergency Medicine designed the Longitudinal Study of Emergency Medicine Residents (LSEMR) to identify residents’ goals, aspirations, and motivations early in their careers. The long-term goals of the study were to examine how these factors are related to choices made during the physicians' careers and to track changes to goals, aspirations, and motivations over time.

    The LSEMR survey is administered annually to a sample of residents, called a "panel," during the last three years of their residency. In the fourth year, the panel joins the Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians (LSEP).

    • The first panel of residents was asked to complete the survey from1996 to 1998. They then joined the LSEP group in 1999. 
    • A second resident panel received the survey from 2001 to 2003, and joined the LSEP group in 2004. 
    • The third resident panel received the survey from 2006 to 2008, and joined the LSEP group in 2009.  
    • The fourth resident panel received the survey from 2011 to 2013, and joined the LSEP group in 2014. 
    • The fifth resident panel will receive the survey from 2016 to 2018, and join the LSEP in 2019.

    The LSEMR is similar to the LSEP. Many of the questions are identical for the two surveys. The surveys differ in that the LSEMR also contains items about residents' motivation for selecting Emergency Medicine and their specific residency programs. In addition, the LSEMR includes questions about residents’ satisfaction with their choice of a specialty and their residency program. Like the LSEP, the LSEMR is organized into the following five areas:

    1. Professional Interests, Attitudes, and Goals
    2. Training, Certification, and Licensing
    3. Professional Experience
    4. Well-being and Leisure Activities
    5. Demographic Information

    Links to each of the surveys, as well as links to reports on the surveys are provided below.  If you are interested in conducting research using LSEMR data, please review the ABEM Policy on Research, which describes the process for submitting a proposal.  All materials published on this website are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act with all rights reserved to the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).  All use of the materials must be made with attribution to ABEM.


    Selected results from previous years’ surveys are available to anyone. See Reports on Resident Surveys, below.

Resident Surveys

Reports on Resident Surveys