MyEMCert

MyEMCert will be the alternative assessment option for physicians to stay certified. Physicians who are eligible and select the MyEMCert option will not be required to take the ConCert Exam or LLSA tests. Elements include:

  • Eight, topic-specific modules (e.g., abdominopelvic presentations)
  • Other content based on new advances in EM clinical practice
  • Remote access
  • Use of any resource (open book)
  • The assessments must be taken alone, without collaboration

Additional details are available below.

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Maintaining your Certification with MyEMCert

If your certification ends in 2022 or later you will have the option of maintaining your certifiction using MyEMCert. Under the MyEMCert track, you will need to:

  • Complete eight modules by the end of your certification period. If you have less than ten years remaining on your current certification when you decide to enter the MyEMCert track, you will have less time to complete the eight modules. (Ultimately, MyEMCert participants will have to complete four modules during their first five years of certification, and four modules in the second five years.)
  • Complete the Improvement in Medical Practice requirement
  • Complete the Professionalism and Professional Standing requirement

Physicians who do not wish to participate in MyEMCert assessments can recertify with the current requirements.

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Credit for LLSAs

If you select the MyEMCert option, you will receive monetary credit (the amount you paid) for any LLSAs you registered for since your current certification start date. This amount can then be used toward the cost of MyEMCert modules.

MyEMCert Modules

MyEMCert modules will consist of up to 50 questions each and will be accessible using computers or tablets. Physicians can select the order in which they take the modules; there is no particular order in which topics must be covered.

There will be three versions of each module available in any given year. One module registration fee will 

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cover three attempts of the same module. If three attempts within a year are unsuccessful, the physician will need to wait until the following year, when a new version becomes available.

Pass/Fail

  • Notification shortly after the module is submitted
  • If not passed, a different version of the module can be attempted immediately

Feedback

  • Provided relatively quickly after the module has been submitted for scoring
  • Will include the correct answer and the rationale for the correct answer
  • Information could be used to identify possible knowledge gaps
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MyEMCert Pilot

In 2020, approximately 1,200 ABEM-certified physicians will participate in a three- to six-month pilot of MyEMCert. Pilot participants must be in their first five years of certification. Physicians will need to complete three modules, and will have three attempts to pass each one.

If you have any questions, you can contact ABEM via email at moc@abem.org, or by calling 517.332.4800, ext. 383.