• Longitudinal Study of Emergency Medicine Physicians (LSEP)

    Since 1994, a group of emergency physicians has participated in the Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians (LSEP), which was designed to answer a series of questions about the practice of Emergency Medicine. The study consists of a comprehensive survey administered every five years, e.g., 1994, 1999, and 2004, and shorter surveys administered yearly. With the addition of a cohort of new residency-trained physicians in 1999 and again in 2004, there are currently nearly 1,400 emergency physicians participating in the study. Additional panels are added every five years.

    The LSEP seeks to describe the realities of practice in the specialty of Emergency Medicine, the relationship of the specialty to the personal lives and well-being of emergency physicians, profiles of the population of emergency physicians, and changes that appear in these factors over time.

    The LSEP collects information related to 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 LSEP data, please review the ABEM Policy on Research, which describes the process of 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.

Physician Surveys

Five-year Surveys
Interim Surveys

Reports on Physician Surveys