Physicians

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"The EDX Self-Assessment Exam (SAE) helped me become familiar with the contents and format of the ABEM examination – especially the video part. A great study tool."  


Ikjae Lee, MD
Top 10% 2017 ABEM Examination



ABEM Position on Advocacy for Board Certification and MOC

ABEM recognizes that board certification has long been considered by clinical institutions and the public at large as a valid measure of the training and competence of physicians to provide quality patient care. The ABEM has never advocated that board certification or MOC be used as a credentialing requirement by any institution or programs.  The ABEM believes that the medical staff of clinical institutions should be free to select for themselves what their credentialing criteria will be. 

ABEM Initial Certification Exam   
  • The fee for the ABEM exam has not increased since 2010.
  • ABEM fees are significantly less than the subspecialty board for neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology examinations.
  • ABEM moved the examination into centers to make it easier for physicians to obtain certification.
 
ABEM MOCP
  • The fee for the ABEM MOCP exam has not increased since 2010.  
  • ABEM MOCP fees are less than the subspecialty boards for neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology examinations.
  • ABEM has not added any additional requirements beyond CME allowing diplomates to rely on SAE and PIP credit from their primary boards.
  • ABEM moved to an online examination to make it easier for physicians to participate in the examination.