About The In Training Exam
The Emergency Medicine In-Training Exam is developed and administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). The comprehensive exam is derived from ABEM’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 resident’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.