Become an AEMUS Exam Committee Member

Call for Nominations

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography (AEMUS) Exam Committee is seeking two physician members to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee. ABEM encourages nominations from emergency physicians who have achieved the Focused Practice Designation in AEMUS. The physicians filling these positions will begin their terms January 1, 2024. The nominations period will close February 13, 2023.

AEMUS nomination graphic (2)

Nominee Criteria

  • Be certified in EM for a minimum of five years before the initial term begins
  • Have achieved the AEMUS FPD
  • Be actively involved in the clinical practice of AEMUS
  • Participate fully in the AEMUS continuing certification process*
  • The diplomate with the AEMUS FPD is expected to maintain EM certification. As a result, the following criteria must be met:
    • Be certified in EM
    • Be actively involved in the clinical practice of EM
    • Actively participate in the ABEM EM continuing certification process at the same level as required of all ABEM diplomates 
* When available for AEMUS

AEMUS Exam Committee Member Roles and Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in a business meeting, one in-person Item Writing meeting, and other virtual meetings as needed
  • Item writer for the FPD exam
  • Item writer for AEMUS continuing FPD assessment process
  • Review and edit items for all assessments
  • Contribute material to be used to develop the FPD assessment process (e.g., articles, clinical policy guidelines)
  • Update and create the core content of AEMUS that is used as the basis of all assessments
  • Update the assessment blueprints
  • Oversee standard setting for all assessments
  • Actively participate in Examination Committee work as assigned

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As part of all ABEM call for nominations processes, diversity, equity, and inclusion is highlighted as important part of nomination processes. The following DEI statement will be highlighted in the nomination materials:

The principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity are critical to ABEM’s fulfillment of its mission to ensuring the highest standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. ABEM promotes an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion, and equity acknowledging that different perspectives and cultures all contribute to better ideas and solutions for ABEM’s complex challenges. For its volunteers, ABEM seeks representation based on age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, geographic location, veteran or military status, immigration status, and disability. ABEM encourages nominations of emergency physicians in all types of clinical settings, including community practice locations.

Nominees will be asked to update their demographic information in the ABEM portal. The demographic information from the ABEM portal will be provided to the Examination Committee members as part of the review process.

Time Commitment

Overall time commitment inclusive of meetings and travel: 85 – 95 hours annually.

Elected Examination Committee members will attend orientation and item writing training and can be integrated into item writing work prior to the start of their appointment on January 1, 2024.


Nomination forms will be accepted until February 13, 2023.
Nomination form

Related Information

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen R. Ruff, M.B.A., at