EM Model

The Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine


The Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (EM Model) serves as the basis for the content specifications for all ABEM examinations.

ABEM is currently using the 2013 version of the EM Model to develop examinations.

It is reviewed by the EM Model Review Task Force in the spring every three years. ABEM will use the 2016 version to develop examinations beginning with the fall 2019 examinations. In the 2016 EM Model, all changes that resulted from the 2016 EM Model Review Task Force are summarized in Figure 1.

Citation: Counselman FL, Babu K, Edens MA, Gorgas DL, Hobgood C, Marco CA, Katz E, Rodgers K, Stallings LA, Wadman MC, for the 2016 EM Model Review Task Force; Beeson MS, Keehbauch JN, for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The 2016 model of the clinical practice of emergency medicine. J Emerg Med 2017 March 25;pii: S0736-4679(17)30108-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.01.040. [Epub ahead of print]

The next review is scheduled for spring 2019. Past versions of the EM Model are available in PDF format by clicking the links below.

EM Model History