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Relative Weight of EM Model Elements


Signs, Symptoms, and Presentations 9%

Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders 9%

Cardiovascular Disorders 10%

Cutaneous Disorders 2%

Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional Disorders 3%

Environmental Disorders 3%

Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, and Throat Disorders 5%

Hematologic Disorders 2%

Immune System Disorders 2%

Systemic Infectious Disorders 5%

Musculoskeletal Disorders (Nontraumatic) 3%

Nervous System Disorders 5%

Obstetrics and Gynecology 4%

Psychobehavioral Disorders 3%

Renal and Urogenital Disorders 3%

Thoracic-Respiratory Disorders 8%

Toxicologic Disorders 4%

Traumatic Disorders 11%

Procedures and Skills 6%

Other Components (EMS, Administration, Legal) 3%

The exam is given in the fall of each year at one of 200 PearsonVUE professional
computer-based testing centers. Test locations can be found by selecting “Locate
a Test Center” on http://www.pearsonvue.com. Information on registration, fees, and
test composition can be obtained from the ABEM website, http://www.abem.org.

Exam content is defined by ABEM’s Model of the Clinical Practice of Emer-
gency Medicine (EM Model). The table lists the relative weight given to dif-
ferent elements of the exam.


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