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      Emergency Medicine(EM)
      Certification Description
      There are three steps to achieve Emergency Medicine certification: 1) applying and credentialing, 2) taking and passing a qualifying examination, and 3) taking and passing an oral certification examination. Physicians who successfully complete each of these steps are certified as diplomates of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Certification is for a period of ten years. To maintain certification beyond the expiration date of the certificate, diplomates must participate in the ABEM Maintenance of Certification (ABEM MOC) program. The certification process begins with successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education - (ACGME) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - (RCPSC) accredited residency program in Emergency Medicine. ABEM also recognizes specific combined training programs that have been approved in advance by the respective sponsoring boards. A current list of combined Emergency Medicine training programs is available on the ACGME website Residency graduates apply to ABEM for certification. Once ABEM verifies their credentials and accepts their applications, they automatically receive an assignment to the qualifying examination.
      Certifying Organization
      American Board of Emergency Medicine
      Certification Details
      • More than two years of education or training after high school required?    Yes
      • More than two years of work experience required?    No
      • Oral or Written Exam Required?    Yes
      • Renewal Required?    Every 10 Year(s)
      • Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?    Yes
      • Renew through Re-Examination?    Yes
      • Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?    Yes
      • Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?    No
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