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Med-Challenger is the most effective, easiest to use Emergency Medicine certification exam review question bank for the American Board of Emergency Medicine Qualifying examination for Emergency Medicine certification. Med-Challenger's ABEM certification exam review with intelligent EM self-assessment provides everything you need to pass the ABEM exam and fulfill other emergency medicine certification requirements all in one powerful, effective, and convenient access point online.

Our pass-guaranteed Emergency Medicine certification board review course gets you prepared for ABEM certification fast, thanks to our constantly updated Emergency Medicine review questions, detailed answer explanations, and intelligent ABEM Qualifying Exam simulators. Plus, our online ABEM certification board review course keeps serving you after exams too.  Emergency Medicine Qualifying Exam review has never been so easy, effective, or efficient.  It's more than just the best emergency medicine question bank, it's lifelong emergency medicine education and ABEM MOC convenience.

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Emergency Medicine Exam Dates

About the Emergency Medicine Exam and ABEM Certification Requirements

ABEM Qualifying Exam Dates (ABEM Initial Certification)

Qualifying Exam: November 8-13, 2021

Registration: May 4 - October 21, 2021
$960 registration fee

Late Registration: October 22 - November 2, 2021
$1,260 registration and late fee

ABEM ConCert Exam Dates (ABEM Recertification)

ConCert Exam - Fall 2021: September 7-28

Fall Registration 
June 14 - August 19
$1,400 registration fee

ABEM MyEMCert MOC Program Information

On March 31, 2021, ABEM is introducing a new way to stay certified, MyEMCert, designed with the uniqueness of Emergency Medicine in mind, and informed by the preferences of ABEM-certified physicians.  This program will replace the ConCert exam after 2022.

MyEMCert will include eight presentation-based modules, each consisting of up to 50 questions. Approximately 80% of the questions will be related to the specific module topic, and 20% related to key advances in the specialty.

MyEMCert Module Listing
  • ABDOMINOPELVIC: Presentations may involve the abdomen, pelvis, flank, gastrointestinal, genitourinary system, and early pregnancy complications, as well as abnormal signs and symptoms such as fever, jaundice, pain, rash, hematuria, and nausea/vomiting.
  • ABNORMAL VITAL SIGNS AND SHOCK: Presentations may involve almost any condition with a substantial physiologic effect, as well as shock from any pathophysiologic origin.
  • TRAUMA AND BLEEDING: Presentations may involve traumatic injuries involving any organ system, surgical complications, and any sources of bleeding (including non-traumatic hemorrhage).
  • THORACORESPIRATORY: Presentations may involve the chest wall, heart, lungs, and great vessels. These presentations may include, but are not limited to chest pain, shortness of breath, rash, and other abnormal signs or symptoms.
  • NEUROLOGY: Presentations may involve alterations in consciousness resulting from neurologic disease and other transient conditions that may mimic a neurologic etiology.
  • SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Presentations may involve psychobehavioral conditions, psychosocial factors, and social determinants of health.
  • HEAD AND NECK: Presentations may involve the head, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and neck and may include, but are not limited to, signs and symptoms such as pain, rash, infection, visual changes, and bleeding.
  • NONTRAUMATIC MUSCULOSKELETAL; Presentations may involve bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues. These presentations may include, but are not limited to pain, swelling, numbness, rash, and infections.

MyEMCert will affect physicians differently depending on the year their current certification expires. View ABEM requirements based on when your current ABEM certification expires using the ABEM Reqs tool.

MyEMCert module registration will be available on your ABEM portal starting March 31, 2021. On March 31, three modules will be available: Abdominopelvic, Abnormal Vital Signs and Shock, and Trauma and Bleeding. Three additional modules will be available in summer 2021.

MyEMCert modules are organized by content area, allowing you to select, master, and retain information related to specific clinical topics. You may complete the modules in whatever order you choose. Answers with rationales will be provided immediately.

MyEMCert is open book, so study requirements are minimal. However, you must take the modules by yourself.

You will have 4 hours of total time to complete each module. However, you can pause the module while taking it. (NOTE: after 15 minutes your session will time out for security reasons.)

Pilot participants have offered their views on how you might prepare for taking the modules:

  • Block off time and choose a location where you can focus
  • Use resources and tools you normally would on a shift
  • Decide what references you want on hand, including the Key Advance synopses
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The second step for ABEM certification in Emergency Medicine is to take and pass the ABEM Qualifying Examination, also known as the ”ABEM written exam.”

The ABEM Qualifying Exam is administered during one week in the fall each year at over 200 computer-based Pearson VUE testing centers in the United States and Canada.

What's on the ABEM Qualifying Exam

What's covered on the Emergency Medicine Certification Exam?

ABEM publishes a content blueprint of the material that will appear on the exam. This is how we determine which material appears in EM board exam simulations.

Cardiovascular10%
Traumatic Disorders10%
Signs, symptoms, presentations9%
Abdominal and GI8%
Thoracic-Respiratory Disorders8%
Procedures and Skills8%
Head, Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat Disorders5%
Nervous System Disorders5%
Systemic Infectious Disorders5%
Toxicologic Disorders5%
Obstetrics and Gynecology4%
Psychobehavioral Disorders4%
Environmental3%
Renal and Urogenital Disorders3%
Other Core Competencies3%
Musculoskeletal Disorders (Non-traumatic)3%
Endocrine2%
Hematologic Disorders2%
Immune System Disorders2%
Cutaneous1%
TOTAL100%

ABEM selects questions for the emergency medicine Qualifying Exam based on how closely they align with the EM Model, as seen in the EM blueprint. While questions can originate from any content area within the model, some areas are routinely selected. The list above describes the relative weight given to different elements of the EM Model in constructing the examinations.

Please Note: The exam content distributions for the In-Training Exam are the same as the ABEM Qualifying Exam.

What is the format of the ABEM Qualifying Exam?

What's the Emergency Medicine Qualifying Exam format?

The ABEM Qualifying Exam contains approximately 305 single-best-answer, standard multiple choice questions. Each question is in paragraph form with an answer set containing one correct answer and three or four incorrect answers. 

The exam is divided into two sections or books, each separately timed, and each lasting 3 hours and 10 minutes, separated by a one-hour, scheduled break.

The entire exam appointment takes approximately 8 hours to complete with 6 hours and 20 minutes of total testing time.

Each book of the examination consists of both pictorial and non-pictorial multiple choice questions. Pictorial questions refer to stimulus images such as photos of X-rays, ECGs, rhythm strips, pictures, etc. These images will be presented in a separate tab along with the relevant test question on the computer screen. You will need to interpret ultrasound images for pictorial questions on the Qualifying Exam. Two reference documents are available to you during the exam: a list of common abbreviations used in the exam, and a list of normal laboratory values.

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How to prepare for the ABEM Qualifying Exam

Study tips and tricks for passing the Emergency Medicine board exam.

Recent Med-Challenger customer surveys indicate that residents spent, on average, 10 weeks preparing for the Emergency Medicine boards (written exam), and 5 weeks preparing for the oral exam. Pass rates were generally in the mid-90% and length of time had no correlation with a higher pass rate.

From the interviews, we also learned that there are a few key areas to focus on: Cardiovascular Disorders, Toxicology, and Traumatic disorders tended to show up more frequently. While there were few Ophthalmologic disorders, those questions tended to be a little more difficult. (However, the test does change, so pay careful attention to the percent distribution that the Board Writers publish).  There will be questions that are not regularly found in day to day Emergency care.  Pediatric rashes, recognition of specific stroke presentations, etc.

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