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 Model, The 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

For each reference submitted please include the following:

  • One copy of the entire article, chapter, or other text (electronic version if submitting by email)
  • If you are submitting a reference on behalf of an organization, please let us know the organizational affiliation
  • If you are submitting by fax or mail, please include a completed LLSA Reading Submission Form

Medical Toxicology:

FAX: 517-332-3943

Mail: American Board of Emergency Medicine
3000 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

For EM submissions, please address to EM LLSA Readings
For EMS submissions, please address to EMS LLSA References
For Medical Toxicology submissions, please address to Medical Toxicology LLSA References

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

2022 EM LLSA Test

Reading submissions may come from any content area of the EM Model.
Submission deadline is April 1, 2020.

2022 EMS LLSA Test

Reading submissions may come from any content area of The Core Content of EMS Medicine.
Submission deadline is May 1, 2020.

2023 Medical Toxicology LLSA Test

Readings can be related to any content area of The Core Content of Medical Toxicology. 
Submission deadline is May 1, 2021.