August 2020 Emergency Medicine Certification Exam
May 8th Update
In response to ongoing concerns over the effects of COVID-19 on Emergency Medicine physicians, ABPS is extending the August 2020 testing window for all approved initial certification candidates. The testing period will begin on August 1 and run through September 15, 2020. All candidates will receive further instructions via email regarding scheduling their exam with PSI. Candidates who wish to defer their exam to the August 2021 administration window may do so without being charged a deferral or incurring a deferral fee. Exam results will be released within 60 days of the end of the testing window. If you have any questions, please contact the certification department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Board of Physician Specialties & Leading Organizations Call for an
Essential Workers Bill of Rights
April 27th Update
The American Board of Physician Specialties, the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS), the American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AAODM), the American Board of Disaster Medicine (ABODM) along with the High Alert Institute call for an Essential Workers Bill of Rights. Click here to view the Essential Workers Bill of Rights Position Statement.
AAPS House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting Cancelled
April 27th Update
The 2020 AAPS House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting scheduled for June 26 – July 1, 2020, has been cancelled due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. While we are disappointed we are not able to meet in person for the time being, we are committed to the health and safety of our members and attendees. AAPS does not plan to reschedule the event this year; however, we are working to secure plans for our 2021 Annual Meeting. Additional details will be available in the coming months.
The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. Provides Guidance for Emergency Room Staff Members During COVID-19
April 9th Update
A review of emergency departments across the nation from state to state, city to city, and inner city to rural areas demonstrates that no consistent approach to emergency department safety regarding COVID-19 exists. In order to protect emergency department staff members, including physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS) and its Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) offer minimum necessary guidelines that should be considered during the current pandemic. To read the full guidelines please click here.
October 2020 Exam Applications
April 1st Update
In consideration of the difficulty applicants for certification and recertification may be having under these trying circumstances, ABPS will be extending the applicable April 1 application fee through the final deadline of May 1 for initial applications, and extending the April 1 pricing and the submission deadline to July 1, 2020 for recertification applications.
May 2020 Exam Administration
March 25th Update
In response to COVID-19 related developments, ABPS is extending the May 2020 testing window for all approved candidates. The testing period will still begin on May 1, but the eligibility window has been extended to June 30, 2020. All candidates affected by this decision will receive further instructions via email regarding scheduling or rescheduling their exam with PSI. Candidates who wish to defer their exam to the next scheduled exam administration window may do so without being charged a deferral or incurring a deferral fee. In addition, please note that with this extension, the exam results will be delayed as well. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the certification department at email@example.com.
BCEM Oral Examinations | COVID-19 Impact
March 17th Update
Given the various circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) has postponed the March 2020 Emergency Medicine Oral Exam. BCEM is hoping to reschedule the exam at a time later in the year. The new date will be published as soon as it is available.