The 2020 Lifelong Learning And Self-Assessment Study Guide -
EB Medicine's 2020 LLSA Study Guide is designed specifically to help you gain practical knowledge of the material and to ace the ABEM exam
For each of the readings chosen by ABEM, you receive print and digital tools to help you ace the exam. Both versions include full reprints of the articles, a summary and in-depth discussion of each article, sample questions and answers, and a critique of the article. Plus, you earn 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM / ACEP Category I at no extra charge, including 6 infectious disease credits, 3 child abuse credits, 4 trauma credits, 3 controlled substances credits, 3 pharmacology credits, and 3 stroke credits. CME Expires on 8/31/25. Upon termination of CME credit, this activity will be reviewed and updated, and the CME credit will be extended for 3 years.
9 Ways The LLSA Study Guide Helps Clinicians Ace The ABEM Examination:
Full reprints of original articles as chosen by ABEM
35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM or 35 ACEP Category I CME Credits
An in-depth discussion of each article to clarify and elaborate on the key points
A critical discussion and critique of the article that answers the question, “What does this article really tell us?”
A handy summary of key points with the "must know" information for each article
Suggestions for additional reading
CME questions to assess your knowledge of the material
Answers and explanations to the CME questions that drive home the main points
Multiple study formats included at no extra charge, so you can learn when and where it’s convenient for you:
The traditional spiral-bound book, which lays flat for study and is easily portable
The digital PDF version, which takes portability to a whole new level, allowing you to study from any computer, tablet, or smart phone
Publication Date: June 15, 2019
Publication Update: August 31, 2022
CME Expiration Date: August 31, 2025
35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM or 35 ACEP Category I Credits included at no extra charge with your LLSA Study Guide
Included as part of the 35 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 3 Critical Care credits, 3 Ethics credits, 6 Neurology credits, 6 Obstetrics/Gynecology credits, 4 Pharmacology credits, and 3 Trauma credits, subject to your state and institutional requirements.
About this review
The 2020 LLSA Study Guide includes all of the resources you need to prep for the ABEM LLSA exam: a full reprint of every article on the 2020 LLSA reading list; a review of each article, with key points identified for efficient exam prep.
Features of the LLSA Study Guide
Key points summarized in the review
Find pertinent information quickly, to facilitate review of the information
Supplement and support the key points in the review
Bookmarks in the PDF
Quickly locate the review that you want to study
Navigate the PDF file with one easy click
Mark pages for your own use and come back to them later
ABEM Quick Quiz
Utilize ABEM’s fill-in-the-blank questions at the beginning of each review to test your knowledge and improve material recall as you read the reviews
Check the answers provided at the end of each review to aid in retention
ABEM Quick Quiz questions emphasize key points, as determined by ABEM
CME questions to help you test yourself on your knowledge of the material
Answers and explanations to the questions that drive home the main points
Article summary and critiques
A summary of the article with critical discussion and critique of the article
Additional information and resources not provided in the original articles that can be applied to practice
Links to additional reading
Continuing education credits
35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Related EB Medicine issues
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Information on the ABEM LLSA examination:
Depending on your recertification year, the LLSA examination is one of the components required for maintenance of certification (MOC) with the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).
The primary goal of the LLSA examination is to promote continuous learning by diplomates.
ABEM facilitates this learning by identifying an annual set of LLSA readings to guide diplomates in self-study of recent EM literature. Readings are intended to address issues relevant to current clinical practice.
EB Medicine’s study guide is created each year for emergency medicine physicians preparing for the ABEM examination required for maintenance of their certification.
Switching From LLSA to MyEMCert:
ABEM has updated the recertification process with a transition to MyEMCert, and will no longer offer the LLSA exam after 2025. Additionally, the ConCert exam will no longer be available after 2022. For information on your recertification requirements (based on your recertification year), go to: ABEM Reqs
EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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