Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians 

The Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians (LSEP) tries to describe the realities of practice in the specialty of Emergency Medicine, the relationship of the specialty to the personal lives and well-being of emergency physicians, profiles of the population of emergency physicians, and changes in these factors over time.

The LSEP collects information related to the following five areas:

  1. Professional Interests, Attitudes, and Goals
  2. Training, Certification, and Licensing
  3. Professional Experience
  4. Well-being and Leisure Activities
  5. Demographic Information

Since 1994, emergency physicians have participated in the LSEP, answering questions about the practice of Emergency Medicine. This comprehensive survey is administered every five years (1994, 1999, 2004, etc.), along with shorter annual surveys. There are currently nearly 1,400 emergency physicians participating in the study; a new cohort of residency-trained physicians is added every five years.

For Study Participants

Participants in the Longitudinal Study of Emergency Medicine Physicians (LSEP) may access the 2017 ABEM – LSEP study through MSU. Your ID number begins with an X.

For Researchers

If you are interested in conducting research using LSEP data, please review the ABEM Policy on Research, which describes the process of submitting a proposal. All materials published on this website are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act with all rights reserved to the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). All use of the materials must be made with attribution to ABEM.