About PEER

The Goal of PEER

Since 1974, always has been, always will be, to make your practice and study experience “closest to the boards”


The PEER Approach

To make your study and practice experience as close to the real thing as possible, we model our question creation process after the ABEM process. We start with “The Model of the Clinical Practice of Memergency Medicine,” which represents the EM “core content.” It includes more than 1,000 conditions, procedures, and skills in 20 content categories. On its exams, ABEM expects qualified emergency physicians to demonstrate cognitive expertise in all 20 categories, so we work hard to make sure PEER does, too.

PEER is still seen as the best source to prepare emergency physicians at any stage of their career for any ABEM exam

We assign topics to our item-writers straight out of the EM Model to make sure that every question is relevant to the exam and to your own practice. We make sure each one focuses on one Physician Task just like ABEM does. And we make sure to “weight” our content like ABEM does, that is, you'll see a lot more trauma and cardio questions in PEER than you will deerm or environmental because that's how ABEM does it. And the questions themselves look and feel and sound like ABEM questions - that's no coincidence. Every question is reviewed and edited carefully and to a level of quality to ensure that it really is as close to ABEM standards as possible. That’s how we get “closest to the board,” and it's how you get closest to your best score.

When was PEER created?

PEER was first published in 1974. That’s 5 years before emergency medicine became a recognized specialty and 6 years before the first ABEM exam. Four decades and nine editions later, PEER is still considered the gold standard to prepare emergency physciains at all career stages for any ABEM exam - ITE, QE, or ConCert.

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