What is the American Board of Emergency Medicine?

Founded in 1979, the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABEM is an independent, non-profit organization whose certificate states that a physician has successfully completed a rigorous program of graduate medical education and training, and then passed an examination designed to assess his or her knowledge, skills, and experience.

The Board of Directors of the ABEM consists of distinguished Emergency Medicine physicians in education, research, and clinical practice. The ABEM strives to improve training, establishes the requirements for certification, and creates and sets the standards for its examinations.

The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) was founded in 1980. It is one of 18 boards of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists and maintains jurisdiction over the examination leading to certification in Osteopathic Emergency Medicine.

Further information about ABEM may
be obtained by contacting:

American Board of Emergency Medicine
3000 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, MI 48823-6319
Tel: (517) 332-4800 • Fax: (517) 332-2234
E-mail: abem@abem.orgWeb: http://www.abem.org