Emergency Medicine Subject Exam - Content Outline


General Principles, including ethics and patient safety (1%–5%)

Immunologic Disorders (1%–5%)

Diseases of the Blood (5%–10%)

Mental Disorders (1%–5%)

Diseases of the Nervous System (10%–15%)

Cardiovascular Disorders (15%–20%)

Diseases of the Respiratory System (10%–15%)

Nutritional and Digestive Disorders (10%–15%)

Gynecologic Disorders (1%–5%)

Renal, Urinary, Male Reproductive Systems (5%–10%)

Obstetric Disorders (1%–5%)

Diseases of the Skin (1%–5%)

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders (5%–10%)

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (5%–10%)

*A subset of items across the organ systems includes content that focuses on resuscitation/trauma (~15%) and environmental/toxicologic disorders (~15%).


Physician Task

Promoting Health and Health Maintenance (1%–5%)

Understanding Mechanisms of Disease (5%–10%)

Establishing a Diagnosis (25%–35%)

Applying Principles of Management (45%–55%)


Patient Age

Birth to 17 (5%–10%)

18 to 65 (60%–65%)

66 and older (15%–20%)


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