Emergency Medicine Examination Schedule

The Emergency Medicine written examination is delivered as a computer-based test (CBT) – permitting you to select the test center closest to your work or home location. Typically, the examination is available for four weeks during each administration allowing you to select a convenient date during that time period. Most computer testing centers are open Monday – Friday only.

Once a candidate is approved to sit for the examination and the examination fee paid, ABPS will send the candidate a password and directions needed to schedule the examination on the date and at the test center of his/her choice.

PLEASE NOTE:

Submission of an incomplete application may delay the board’s acceptance of your application in time for you to take the exam on the date you desire.

At the end of the application, is a a checklist detailing the items required for attachment in order for your application to be considered complete. Please review the materials you are submitting against this checklist.

If after a period of one year from the submission of your application, all of the application materials are not deemed complete and the application has not been approved by the appropriate board of certification, your application will become invalid, thereby requiring you to submit a new application and fee in order to pursue certification. You must meet the certification requirements, in effect, at the time the second or subsequent application is received by ABPS.

Due Date for Completion of File: For CBT Examination In:
December 1, 2014 May 2015
May 1, 2015 November 2015

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Projected Oral Examination Dates for Emergency Medicine:

Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 9, 2016 and Sunday, April 10, 2016

You do not submit an application for the oral examinations, only the fee. Oral examinations are typically administered on Saturday, and occasionally, on Sunday. Examinees must first pass the written examination before they are permitted to take the oral examination. Oral examinations are not required for every specialty.

The Emergency Medicine Oral Examinations are held once a year in Tampa, Florida.

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To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine