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Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Component

What ABEM requires

  • Complete four LLSA activities in each 5-year period of your 10-year certification cycle.
  • Report an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits per year.

ABEM is the authority on how to complete LLSA. It’s easy to find out what you need to do.

How ACEP can help you meet these requirements

We’ve built an LLSA “reading room” where you can get the articles each LLSA activity is based on.

Click a link to start reading!

EM Reading Lists Article Summaries from Critical Decisions
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The LLSA Literature Review in Critical Decisions is a monthly feature in Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine written by faculty and residents of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Each is a brief summary of an LLSA article accompanied by a list of key teaching points. Now, as a benefit of your ACEP membership, you may have all current summaries as compiled for Critical Decisions subscribers.

The 2018 LLSA Literature Review (PDF) The 2017 LLSA Literature Review (PDF) The 2016 LLSA Literature Review (PDF)
EMS Reading Lists MED TOX Reading Lists PED EM Reading Lists Other LLSA Tools
  • You can meet the ABEM CME credit requirement by completing ACEP activities.
  • And you can keep up with your CME credits in the ACEP CME Tracker.
  • We also recommend that you explore HippoEM LLSA Tools.
    • From ACEP and Hippo Education
    • ABEM LLSA articles are packed with information and pearls, but for a busy emergency physician, prepping for the LLSA test can feel like a chore.
    • Let us do the heavy lifting. Join HippoEM for excellent education and great entertainment.
    • We review each paper and walk through a sample test.
    • Review quick and easy summaries or dig into each article in depth. Either way, you'll never see LLSA the same way again.

Make a Reading List Suggestion

Suggest an article for the EM 2021 LLSA Reading List

ACEP submits articles for consideration by ABEM for future LLSA reading lists. If you want to suggest an article, complete and submit this form.

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