About The In-Training Exam
The Emergency Medicine In-training Exam is developed and administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). This comprehensive exam is derived from ABEMâ€™s Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine which outlines the scope of the EM specialty. Most EM Residency programs across the country participate in the in-training exam. All resident classes take the same exam which is based on the knowledge and experience that a third year resident should have acquired.
According to ABEM, the standardized exam is a tool for residents and faculty to judge a residentâ€™s progress towards board certification. Therefore, it does not have a passing score. However, there is a strong correlation between in-training exam scores and passing the qualifying exam, as physicians with higher in-training scores have a higher likelihood of passing the qualifying exam. Please refer to the ABEM website for additional information or clarification.