How to Submit Articles for LLSA Tests

Criteria for LLSA Readings

ABEM has established the following criteria for LLSA readings:

  • Focus on recent advances or current clinical knowledge in EM, EMS, or Medical Toxicology
  • Clinically oriented in content
  • Drawn from peer-reviewed EM/EMS/Medical Toxicology journals, peer-reviewed journals from related primary specialty fields, textbook chapters, or updated practice guidelines published in either printed or electronic form.
  • Related to any content area of the EM ModelThe Core Content of EMS Medicine, or The Core Content of Medical Toxicology.
  • Widely available and easily accessible to ABEM-certified physicians
  • Potentially suitable for serving as a part of a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity by filling a knowledge or practice gap.

Submitting Your Recommendations

Please use the LLSA Submission Form to submit articles. 

LLSA Submission Form

For each reference submitted please include one copy of the entire article, chapter, or other text.

We will contact you by email if we have any questions about your submission.

In providing your submission, please adhere to rules of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq. regarding limitations on distribution of copyrighted materials.

If you have specific questions or comments regarding the process for recommending references for the LLSA component of ABEM's continuing certification process, please contact K.J. Shannon, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, at the ABEM office. If you have questions of a more general nature regarding LLSA or about the overall ABEM continuing certification process, please contact Kevin B. Joldersma, Ph.D., Senior Psychometrician.

Content of LLSA Tests

2025 EM LLSA Test

Reading submissions may come from any content area of the EM Model.
Submission deadline is April 1, 2023.