EIN 38-2177886

American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

IRS 501(c) type
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To improve the quality of emergency medical care, to establish and maintain high standards of excellence in Emergency Medicine and subspecialties, to enhance medical education in the specialty of Emergency Medicine and related subspecialties.
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Program areas at ABEM

Initial certification is a three-part process: 1) residency training in Emergency Medicine; 2) a qualifying written examination; and 3) an oral examination. The certification process begins with the successful completion of an accredited 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. Once abem verifies an applicant's credentials, the applicant automatically receives an assignment to the qualifying written examination. After passing the qualifying examination, then take an oral examination. (continued on schedule o) upon passing the oral examination, physicians are certified and are designated as diplomates. The certificate the physician receives is a time-limited certificate that expires in 10 years. To maintain certification, diplomates must participate in the abem moc process.
Abem develops and administers an in-training examination. This multiple- choice question examination is offered annually on the last wednesday in february to residents in acgme-accredited and rcpsc-accredited Emergency Medicine residency programs. The in-training examination is a standardized test that residents and program faculty can use to predict the likelihood of an individual resident passing the written qualifying examination.
The American Board of medical specialties (abms) designed a maintenance of certification (moc) program that promates continuous learning and periodic assessment. Each of the 19 abms member boards are required to adopt the abms moc program. The moc integrates the following six defined conpetencies: 1) patient care; 2) medical knowledge; 3) practice-based learning and improvement; 4) interpersonal and communication skills; 5) professionalism; and 6) systems-based practice. To maintain certification beyond a abem certificate's 10-year expiration date, abem diplomates must participate in each component of moc as follows: 1) continuously maintain medical licensure in compliance with the abem policy on medical licensure; (continued on schedule o) 2) complete annual lifelong learning self-assessment llsa tests based on designated readings; 3) pass a secure, proctored continuous certification (concert) multiple choice question examination; and 4) for clinically- active diplomates, meet the requirements of the improvement in medical practice component, which requires participation in a medically relevant quality improvement activity.

Personnel at ABEM

Kathleen C. RuffChief Administration Officer$208,855
Earl J. ReisdorffExecutive Director$588,228
Melissa A. BartonDirector Medical$304,187
Debra PerinaFormer Director
Angela McGoffCertificatio$121,276
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for ABEM

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$14,558,175
Investment income and dividends$483,338
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,863,388
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$16,904,901

Form 990s for ABEM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-06-30990View PDF
2019-062020-01-17990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-07-12990OView PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
April 7, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
October 15, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
October 8, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
April 29, 2021
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Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
October 2, 2020
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Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
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General information
3000 Coolidge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
Metro area
Lansing-East Lansing, MI
Ingham County, MI
Website URL
(517) 332-4800
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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