COVID-19 Information

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Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, the American Board of Medical Specialties and its 24 Member Boards are prioritizing the health and well-being of health care providers, patients, and the general public.

The following information and resources are for diplomates and their fellow health care professionals:

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On the COVID-19 Front Lines

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, board certified physicians have been working on the front lines. They have developed new ways to keep health care workers safe, opened temporary hospitals, and held patients’ hands. Some of them have even been COVID-19 patients themselves. Read their stories.

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ABEM President Battles COVID-19 at Work and at Home

Jill M. Baren, MD, MS, MBA, FACEP, FAAP
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Subspecialty: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Jill Baren, MD, did everything right. She gowned, gloved, and masked when seeing patients. She changed out of her scrubs, laundered them immediately, and used the wash station in the mudroom off the garage before entering her house. She wore a mask to go grocery shopping. Still, on March 18, Dr. Baren, President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, was diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Read Article


Member Board Information Regarding Continuing Certification Programs During COVID-19

For the latest information about continuing certification for specialties and subspecialties, please visit each Member Board’s website. 

The following links are current as of November 24, 2020.

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